2016 Winning Participatory Budget Projects


Almost 1,900 District 7 residents voted on how to spend more $1 million of their own tax dollars right here in upper Manhattan! The proposals selected by residents will help expand educational opportunities and enhance quality of life for all. Thanks to the many volunteers who spent the last year creating project proposals, organizing neighborhood meetings, and reaching out to members of our community. Without you, we could not have enjoyed another successful year of participatory budgeting.

Winning projects: 

Riverstone Senior Center - $210,000

Grounds renovation outside the entrance would be designed to budget. Priorities such as creating attractive seating areas and enclosing the dumpster would be coordinated with RA leadership.

99 Fort Washington Ave

Save Hamilton Grange? Elevator Repair - $400,000

Restoration to the exterior of the building and water damage within the building. Replacement of the inoperable boiler, the installation of new windows and a workable HVAC system are needed.

503 West 145th St

Green Up District 7-$300,000

Planting 100 street trees and tree guards.

W 125th St to W 155th St

Science Lab Upgrades at Columbia Secondary School - $75,000

Upgrade 3 existing science lab classrooms to align with NGSS standards that will enhance current STEM curriculum.

425 W 123rd St

Improve Technology for Booker T. Washington - $35,000

Laptop cart for Middle School students.

103 W 107th St


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