District 8 - Mark-Viverito

District 8 Voting Dates & Locations - Spring 2012

Sunday, March 25th
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Children’s Aid Society – 130 E. 101st St.
  • Youth Hostel – 891 Amsterdam Ave

Monday March 26th - Friday March 30th
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Office of Councilwoman Mark-Viverito – 105 E. 116th St

Saturday, March 31st
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • SCAN La Guardia – 307 E. 116th St.
  • Betances Senior Ctr – 401 St. Ann’s Ave.

 Boundaries of the 8th District in Manhattan & The Bronx

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Sample Ballot from 2012

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

2014 Vote Results - District 8

2013-14

Amount Allocated: $1,900,000
Winning Projects:

  • School Building Upgrades in East Harlem - $285,000
  • Union Settlement Playground Renovations - $600,000
  • Upgrades for Jefferson Senior Center - $450,000
  • Playground Upgrade at Jefferson Houses - $250,000
  • Handicap-Accessible Bathrooms for Covello Senior Center - $400,000

District 8 Voting Schedule 2014

Any resident of District 8 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!

Main Voting Events

  • Saturday, April 5th, 9:30am - 2:30pm
    Abraham House in the Bronx
    340 Willis Ave, New York 10454
  • Sunday, April 6th, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
    SCAN LaGuardia in East Harlem
    307 East 116th St, New York

Other Voting Opportunities

Monday, March 31st

  • Council Speaker Mark-Viverito's District Office, 105 E. 116th Street, New York
    11am-5pm
  • Community Voices Heard (CVH), 115 E. 106th Street, New York
    11am - 5pm
  • SCAN La Guardia, 307 E. 116th Street, New York
    4-8pm
  • Mott Haven Community Center, 375 E. 143rd St, Bronx
    8am-12pm
  • Moore Houses, 525 Jackson Ave., Bronx
    3pm-7pm

Tuesday, April 1st

  • Council Speaker Mark-Viverito's District Office, 105 E. 116th Street, New York
    11am-5pm
  • Union Settlement, 237 E. 104th Street, New York
    8:30am-1pm
  • Franklin Plaza (Pram Room), 221 East 106th Street, New York (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
    3pm-7pm
  • East Harlem Children's Aid Center, 130 E.101st St, New York
    4pm-7pm
  • Abraham House, 340 Willis Ave., Bronx
    10am-2pm
  • Highbridge Life Center, 979 Ogden Ave, Bronx
    10am-2pm

Wednesday, April 2nd

  • Betances Community Center, 547 E. 146th Street, Bronx
    4pm-8pm
  • Council Speaker Mark-Viverito's District Office, 105 E. 116th Street, New York
    11am-5pm
  • Community Voices Heard (CVH), 115 E. 106th Street, New York
    11am - 5pm
  • SCAN La Guardia, 307 E. 116th Street, New York
    4-8pm
  • Mercy Center, 377 E. 145th Street, Bronx
    3pm-7pm
  • Mott Haven Community Center, 375 E. 143rd St, Bronx
    8am-12pm
  • Millbrook Houses, 201 St. Ann's Ave, Bronx
    5:30pm-8pm

Thursday, April 3rd

  • Council Speaker Mark-Viverito's District Office, 105 E. 116th Street, New York
    11am-5pm
  • Union Settlement, 237 E. 104th Street, New York
    8:30am-1pm
  • Jefferson Rec Center, 2180 First Avenue, New York
    9:30am - 1:00pm
  • Mercy Center, 377 E. 145th Street, Bronx
    9am-1pm
  • Highbridge Life Center, 979 Ogden Ave, Bronx
    10am-2pm
  • Abraham House, 340 Willis Ave., Bronx
    10am- 2pm

Friday, April 4th

  • Millbrook Houses, 201 St. Ann's Ave, Bronx
    9am - 1pm
  • Council Speaker Mark-Viverito's District Office, 105 E. 116th Street, New York
    11am-5pm
  • Corsi Senior Center, 307 E.116th St., New York
    9am -1pm
  • Jefferson Rec Center, 2180 First Avenue, New York
    2pm-6pm

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 8 Neighborhood Assemblies 2013

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

  • Tuesday, October 8th, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Corsi / Scan LaGuardia, 307 East 116th Street, Manhattan
  • Wednesday, October 9th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Abraham House, 348 Willis Ave, Bronx
  • Tuesday, October 15th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Betances Community Center, 547 East 146th Street, Bronx
  • Monday, October 21st, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Johnson Community Center, 1829 Lexington Ave, Manhattan
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 4:30 - 6:30pm (Youth) and 6:30 - 8:30pm (Adults)
    Children's Aid Center, 130 East 101st Street, Manhattan
  • Tuesday, October 29th, 6:30 - 8:30pm
    Friendly Baptist Church, 962 Ogden Avenue, Bronx

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 8 Voting Dates & Locations 2013

Monday, April 1st - Thursday, April 4th: 11 am - 5 pm daily

  • Council Member Melissa Mark Viverito’s Office
    105 East 116th St, Manhattan

Friday, April 5th: 12 pm - 8 pm

  • Millbrook Community Center
    201 St. Ann’s Ave, Bronx

Saturday, April 6th: 11 am - 4 pm

  • SCAN La Guardia
    307 East 116th St, Manhattan

Sunday, April 7th: 11 am - 4 pm

  • Frederick Douglass Center
    885 Columbus Ave (between 103rd and 104th St.), Manhattan
 

 Boundaries of the 8th District in Manhattan & The Bronx

(Click for detailed view)


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.

(click for detailed view)
District 8 ballot 2013

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

Learning, Growing through PB

Back in November I was on a quest to add more depth to my life and break up the monotony of my day to day routine.  More importantly because I work a full-time job I really wanted to be able to do something that would allow me to strengthen my current skill set in Community and Economic development or develop a new one.

That’s when I came across a volunteer opportunity to participate as a Budget Delegate in the 2013 Participatory Budgeting process with Council District 8. After reading up about the process and the responsibilities, I realized what a great opportunity it was!

I’m proud to say that thus far this opportunity has given me a sense of inclusion and empowerment. Although I’m from the South Bronx I work in Harlem and consider myself a stakeholder in the community. PB gives the power back to the community--the power to play an active role in improving the aesthetic and built environment in their own backyard.  As an aspiring Urban Planner  this process further grounds me in believing in the power of community and the bottom-up approach. Thank you PB!

- Krystal Peartree, District 8 Budget Delegate

District 8 Budget Delegates

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