Council Member Stephen Levin has announced the five community improvement projects in District 33 that will receive $1,560,000 of city discretionary funds. Residents voted last week on how their tax dollars should be spent in the district through a process known as participatory budgeting. Here are the projects that received the most votes, in order:
- Repairs at four NYCHA playgrounds — Gowanus Houses, 572 Warren Street Houses, Wyckoff Gardens, and Jonathan Williams Plaza — will receive $400,000.
- The Gowanus Community Center, pictured, will get $325,000 for renovations.
- The McGolrick Park Playground will be completely reconstructed, to the tune of $450,000.
- BOOKlyn Shuttle: $198,000 will be set aside to buy and retrofit bus a bus designed by Pratt Institute to “inspire, stimulate and improve the literacy of North Brooklyn’s youth.”
- The bathrooms at P.S. 261 will be renovated and repaired with $175,000 in funds.
Image of Gowanus Community Center via Better Late Than Never