And the winners of participatory budgeting are…

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In District 33, represented by Councilman Stephen Levin, eight total projects received enough votes to be funded as part of participatory budgeting.

Levin doled out $1.525 million for capital projects.

In a new twist this year, the councilman also rolled out a second ballot for capital expense projects, and allocated $20,000 for those winners.

Here are the capital project winners in District 33:

  • IS 318, East Williamsburg ($250,000)
    • Renovated library for better learning
  • PS 31, Greenpoint ($225,000)
    • New smart boards
  • PS 38, Prospect Heights ($400,000)
    • Renovate four bathrooms
  • Automotive High School, Greenpoint ($350,000)
    • Infuse STEAM into curriculum with new tools
  • PS 380, Williamsburg ($300,000)
    • Provide shorter and safer crossings at four intersections

Expense project winners in District 33:

  • Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Gowanus ($10,000)
    • NYCHA Gardening Project with GCC
  • Williamsburg Library, Williamsburg ($5,000)
    • Buy up to 200 more cooks
  • Automotive High School, Greenpoint ($10,000)
    • Training teachers to use 21st century tools and design thinking

In District 34, Councilman Antonio Reynoso funded $1.32 million worth of projects. Here are the winners in his district:

  • More street trees ($500,000)
    • Install over 200 trees in Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood
  • Williamsburg Houses, East Williamsburg ($500,000)
    • Playground renovation
  • Brooklyn Arbor School, Williamsburg ($270,000)
    • Technology upgrades

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