Participatory Budgeting: Funded Projects

Participatory Budgeting: Funded Projects

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Check the status of previously funded Participatory Budgeting projects in Council District 39 on the map below, or scroll down to the table below for more information about the status of each project. You can also download this information as an excel file at the bottom of this page! 

For a map of all Capital Budget Projects in Council District 39, click here! 

By Location:

Click on any point on the map to learn more about a specific Participatory Budgeting project:

By Project:

Click on the column headers to sort the table by category. You can also download this information as an excel file at the bottom of this page! 


In addition, several other projects identified through the participatory budgeting process are being pursued by community activists and Councilmember Lander’s office. Some of these ideas did not qualify for the capital budget funds distributed through participatory budgeting, others came up just short of enough votes to receive funding. All were identified as priorities by the community.

For more information about the status of the following projects, visit the Council Ditsrict 39 Capital Budget Projects page. 

  • Union Street Westbound Bike Lane: Department of Transportation installed a new bike lane along Sackett and Union Streets, in line with the proposal that came out of Participatory Budgeting.
  • A Safer Hicks Street: The NYC Department of Transportation extended the sidewalks at many corners along northbound Hicks Street, with painted pavement, bollards, and planters to protect pedestrians for traffic.
  • Repaving 50th Street in Borough Park: After Borough Park residents showed through participatory budgeting that repaving of 50th Street was a priority for their community, the popular thoroughfare was repaved in April 2012.
  • Filmmaking Lab and Projector for John Jay High School Campus:Councilmember Lander allocated $100,000 in capital funds to purchase film editing capable laptops and an auditorium projector for the John Jay High School Campus. 
  • PS 131 Auditorium Renovation: Councilmember Lander allocated $257,500 in capital funds to renovate the auditorium at PS 131, a high needs, performing arts school. 
  • Projector for Celebrate Brooklyn: Councilmember Lander allocated $40,000 in capital funds for a high-powered projector for large scale free public events at Celebrate Brooklyn. 
  • Senior center enhancements: After determining that the senior center needs identified by the Culture and Community Facilities Committee were not eligible for the capital funds available in Participatory Budgeting, Councilmember Lander appropriated expense funds for the purchase of a new dishwasher for the Park Slope Senior Citizen’s Center and for equipment purchases for the Eileen Dugan Senior Center in its new home.
  • Studio improvements for JS 62 journalism program: Councilmember Lander appropriated $35,000 in technology capital funds and an additional $3,000 in expense funds (for non-capitally eligible items such as cameras) for the school’s “Ditmas News Network” journalism program.
  • Ft. Hamilton F/G subway station improvements: Councilmember Lander’s office has worked with the NYC Parks Department to increase maintenance of the drains to prevent flooding in the pedestrian underpass from the service road.
  • In 2012, Councilmember Lander worked with the Parks Department and MTA/NYC Transit to reduce erosion and improve fencing around green spaces and to place station identification “globes” in a more visible location. In 2013, NYS Department of Transportation installed pigeon spikes under the nearby overpass.
  • ADA-Accessible curb at NE corner of East 2nd Street & Greenwood Avenue: Participatory Budgeting delegates on the Streets and Sidewalks Committee identified that this corner was in need of handicap access. NYC Department of Transportation committed to making the corner ADA accessible.
  • Trash cans on corners that need them: Councilmember Lander appropriated money for five new enclosed trash cans in the FY 2013 budget. The office will place these trash cans at corners prioritized by the Public Safety, Public Health, and Sanitation Committee.
  • Carroll Gardens Library community room and children's activity space: Councilmember Lander’s staff and Friends of Carroll Gardens Library have met with Brooklyn Public Library and are pursuing a plan to expand community access to the library for meetings or events.  Councilmember Lander also gave an FY 2013 expense budget member item to the Friends of the Carroll Garden Library for the installation of Wi-Fi on the lower level of the building, which has been installed and is operational.

Download XLS File:

Download an excel file of this information by clicking on the link, below. The file name indicates the date that the file was last updated: 

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