Councilman Paul Vallone announced that $20 million in the recently-passed city budget will come back to Northeast Queens.
Out of that funding, nearly $5 million will be for upgrades at local schools. Every school in the district will receive a minimum of $50,000 to fund technology upgrades, Vallone said.
Another $10 million has been allocated for improving parks in his district, including $5 million for pathway renovations at Joe Michael’s Mile and $3.4 million to complete the waterfront, esplanade and seawall repairs at MacNeil Park.
Other projects include $674,000 in classroom renovations at JHS 194, $500,000 year-round Reading Garden at Auburndale Library, $1 million in playground renovations to PS 194 and more.
A capital investment of $820,000 is coming to St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, which will allow them to add 10 additional beds to the fourth floor.
Finally, over $1 million has been secured to support nonprofits like the Bayside Village BID, Commonpoint Queens, the Alley Pond Environmental Center and others.