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East Side votes funding to parks, tech and more


Participatory Budgeting winners announced for UES council districts



  • The Yorkville Library is one of five East Side NYPL branches that will receive technology upgrades funded through Participatory Budgeting. Photo: NYPL



Results are in for the 2019 edition of the City Council’s Participatory Budgeting program, which lets New Yorkers vote on how to allocate $1 million in discretionary funding in their neighborhood.

Residents of Council Member Ben Kallos’s fifth district, includes Roosevelt Island and much of the Upper East Side, voted to fund three projects:

• Funding for capital projects in parks throughout the district

• New trees and tree guards to be installed on sidewalks throughout the district

• Laptop carts for ten public schools in the district

Voters awarded funding to five projects in Council Member Keith Powers’s fourth district, which stretches from Stuyvesant Town to Carnegie Hill on the East Side:

• Arrival countdown clocks at bus stops in the district

• New trees and tree guards to be installed on sidewalks throughout the district

• Technology upgrades at P.S. 267, the Repertory Company High School and the SPECTRUM school

• Renovations to first-floor bathrooms at M.S. 167 Wagner Middle School

• Technology upgrades at East Side New York Public Library branches — Yorkville, Grand Central, 53rd St., 58th St. and the Cathedral Library



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