Updates from District 44 in Brooklyn

Vote Results - District 44

2013-14

Number of Voters: 1,222
Amount Allocated: $1,120,000
Sample Ballot 
Winning Projects:

  • Uprgades at Midwood, Mapleton and Ryder Brookly Public Library Branches-- $200,000 (623 votes)
  • Street resurfacing in Boro Park -- $300,000 (596 votes)
  • Street resurfacing in Midwood -- $300,000 (511 votes)
  • Beautify the blocks of Boro Park by planting 100 trees -- $170,000 (443 votes)
Additional Projects that will be funded:
  • Street resurfacing in Bensonhurst -- $150,000 (413 votes)
Projects that have won funding in previous years:  list view  //  map view

 



2012-13

Number of Voters: 1610
Amount Allocated: $1,000,000
Winning Projects:

  • Security cameras in Boro Park - $200,000 for 8 locations (1,109 votes)
  • Countdown clocks in Boro Park - $200,000 for 10 intersections (1,056 votes)
  • Security cameras in Midwood - $200,000 for 8 locations (520 votes)
  • Countdown clocks in Midwood - $200,000 for 10 intersections (397 votes)
  • Countdown clocks in Bensonhurst - $200,000 for 10 intersections (392 votes)
Projects that have won funding in previous years:  list view  //  map view

2014 Vote Results - District 44

2013-14

Total Ballots Cast: 1,222
Amount Allocated: $1,120,000
Sample Ballot 
Winning Projects:

District 44 Voting Locations

The listed times are for the week of Monday March 31st through Sunday April 6th. Any resident of District 44 over the age of 16 will be eligible to vote. After you've picked a voting site to come to, check out the ballot to figure out which projects you'll vote for!

Talking Transition and Participatory Budgeting

 Talking Transition

Blog Post by Emily December, PBNYC and CUNY Service Corps Intern

As soon as I stepped out of the train station and crossed the street to head to Talking Transition NYC, the large white tent was very apparent and huge! The people in orange jackets stood out as well, and to make sure I was at the right location, I walked up to one person who guided me into the tent. Tablets were attached to wood tables, with multi colored fluorescent lights swirled above and boards with stickers in different colors and fonts were all over.

He pointed to the main room and then I was whisked into a great presentation on what we call the “process”. One of my other supervisors, Sondra Youdelman from Community Voices Heard, was on stage explaining to the audience about the conception and the information behind Participatory Budgeting. In a quick, interactive and fun hour long presentation, we all by then learned (or for some, refreshed our memories) how participatory budgeting works and then we started participating!

District 44 Neighborhood Assemblies 2013

Come share your ideas for spending $1 million to improve your community!

More assembly dates to be announced shortly!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 16th 7-9 pm
    Georgie Ballroom,
    4424 16th Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23rd 7-9pm
    Public School 99K
    1120 10th Street, Brooklyn
  • Wednesday, Oct 30th, 7-9pm
    Intermediate School 96K
    99 Avenue P, Brooklyn

Intern for PBNYC!

Interested in getting involved with Participatory Budgeting in New York City (PBNYC)? Check out this opportunity to intern with the participating Council Member offices this fall!

PBNYC Interns will work closely with Council Member staff and community members, contributing to outreach and publicity efforts, planning and facilitating meetings, and providing support for community members participating . The internships are ideal for graduate students eager to gain experience in civic engagement, community development, and local government. 

See the full posting here for more information about the internships and how to apply. (Deadline: July 5, 2013)

District 44 Voting Dates & Locations 2013

Any resident of District 44 over the age of 16 will be eligible to vote.

Wednesday, April 3rd

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Council Member Greenfield's District Office
    4424 16th Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    UCA Senior Center
    223 Kings Highway, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, April 4th

  • 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Council Member Greenfield's District Office
    4424 16th Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Borough Park YMCA
    4912 14th Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Friday, April 5th

  • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Council Member Greenfield's District Office
    4424 16th Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
    Brookdale Senior Center
    817 Avenue H, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, April 7th

  • 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
    St. Athanasius Church
    2154 61st Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Bais Yaakov
    1371 46th Street, Brooklyn, NY
  • 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Touro College Flatbush Campus
    1602 Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY

Monday, April 8th

  • 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Council Member Greenfield's District Office
    4424 16th Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn, NY

Boundaries of the 44th District in Brooklyn

(Click for detailed view.)

District 44 Map


Sample Ballot

  • You may vote for up to five (5) projects.
  • You can not vote for the same project more than once.
  • Ballots marked with more than five votes are invalid and will not be counted.

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District 44 ballot 2013

Ballot Design: the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), the design firm of MTWTF, and the PBNYC Citywide Steering Committee.

Bensonhurst Assembly Postponed

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy - District 44's Neighborhood Assembly in Bensonhurst (scheduled for 11/1) has been rescheduled for November 15th. Our thoughts are with everyone that's been affected, especially our PBNYC colleagues in Rockaway and Broad Channel.

Stay Updated on the District 44 PB Process

Send an email to jadler [at] council [dot] nyc [dot] gov to find out how you can stay informed about the process.

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