Our 2019 winning projects are…
- “Down Payment” on Elevator at 7th Ave F/G Station (3958 votes)
- P.S. 58: Make greener, Safer, Improved Play Yard (3272 votes)
- P.S. 130: New Flooring for Safer Environment (3052 votes)
- M.S. 51: New All-Gender Bathrooms & Water Fountains (2880 votes)
Project: “Down Payment” on Elevator at 7th Ave F/G Station
Location: 7th Avenue/9th St.
Description: Construction of an elevator at this subway station would address much-needed access. Seventh Avenue station deserves to be at the top of the list for accessible subways, due to its proximity to Methodist Hospital just down the street — as well as the hospital’s new outpatient-care facility set to open on Sixth Street between Seventh and Eighth avenues in 2020 — and the Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, which serves more than 4,000 seniors each year. This initiative is supported widely by the community, from elected officials to neighbors, and is an idea that has been discussed for many years. Not a single subway station is accessible in District 39 and an elevator at 7th Ave. is long overdue.
Project: P.S. 58: Make greener, Safer, Improved Play Yard
Location: PS 58 The Carroll School
Description: P.S. 58 is now one of the last elementary schools in the district – if not the last—to have a plain, unshaded, tarmac for a playground. The playground is also extremely exposed to foot traffic on Smith Street (unauthorized interactions between passersby and students occur), and there is a consensus within the school community that a privacy barrier should be installed. The purpose of this project would be to provide several elements to provide more seating, more shade, and more natural/green elements to the space while preserving plenty of open play space. Specific features: -6 to 12 tree plantings -2-6 benches for seating under and/or near the trees -upgraded fencing to provide more privacy -a barrier of plantings between the fencing and the play area to provide an additional buffer from the sidewalk
Project: PS 130: New Flooring for Safer Environment
Location: PS 130 Lower School
Description: Tile replacement for the hallways and rooms for the second, third, fourth and fifth floor. Rooms and hallways have damaged (scraped, holes, exposed floor) ACM tiles. This is hazardous for both staff, teachers and students, in terms of safety. Administrative staff have pointed out that they have seen rodent problems due to these broken floor tiles as well. The school is requesting that all these rooms are replaced with new tile floor.
Project: MS 51: New All-Gender Bathrooms & Water Fountains
Location: 350 5th Avenue
Description: Students who don’t have access to private, adequate restroom facilities are at increased risk for negative health outcomes (i.e. urinary tract infection) or avoid drinking water the entire day to not have to use the restroom and are at a risk for dehydration. Some students report missing school because they do not feel comfortable using the restroom without adequate privacy. LGBTQ students have said that GSAs, LGBTQ afirming books and gender neutral bathrooms are what is needed to save lives in their community. We have two out of three. Please help us to support our LGBTQ youth. We have 1135 students and only one good working water fountain.