Participatory Budget 2023 Winners Reveal

A Participatory Budgeting project that won in NYC Council Districts 33 & 34 was district-wide planting of trees. Photo of street trees being delivered on North 5th Street during January 19, 2022 Photo credit: Lori Ann Doyon

Updated 05.08.2023 — to include District 34’s winning projects

Our local NYC Council districts (District 33 and 34) once again supported their communities to participate in this year’s Participatory Budgeting (PB) cycle.  District 34 announced they received the more votes than the other PB participating council districts.

District 33 revealed the winning projects the morning of April 26.  Two of the three winners will directly improve North Brooklyn.

New Trees Across District 33: this project will receive $420,000 to plant a total of 120 new street trees across District 33.

Gateway to Greenpoint’ New Green Space and Stormwater Diversion Project:  $350,000 towards the total cost of developing a public greenspace on a roughly 12,000 sq. ft. city-owned parcel at the corner of Greenpoint and Kingsland Avenues.

“Participatory budgeting is a great way for Brooklynites to have a say in how we invest in our communities,” said NYC Council Member Lincoln Restler. “This year, our office prioritized capital projects focused on climate justice. Neighbors were actively engaged throughout the process, and put forward some terrific ideas! I’m thrilled that the winning projects will have a lasting impact on our district’s environment and help us tackle the climate crisis in District 33.”

District 34 revealed their winners on Friday, May 5 at 6 p.m. at Ten Eyck Plaza located at 34 Ten Eyck Street. Six projects won, with five of the winning projects affecting North Brooklyn.

P.S. 257 will receive $200K for a sensory room, EBC High School for Public Service will receive $50K for new laptops and technology, tree planting across the district will receive $50K, community garden: El Garden will receive $300K for capital improvements, and P.S. 84 Jose De Diego will receive $200K to develop a graphic artist media lab classroom.

Author: The Greenline

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