Seward Park Library a Recipient of Capital Grant for 2016
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Seward Park Library, Jan. 2015
Yesterday morning, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer announced the recipients of her office’s 2016 Capital grant awards. $30 million was awarded to, among others, 92 schools, 9 CUNY/SUNY campuses, 16 public parks, and 5 public libraries.
Some of that cash investment is headed to the Lower East Side. Of particular note, is the inclusion of the Seward Park Library. We’ve confirmed that the branch is slated to receive $250K of the total grant money doled.
Other notable recipients include Clemente Soto Velez Center and the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.
Each year, as part of the city’s overall budget process, the five Borough Presidents are mandated by the City Charter to allot a portion of the capital budget for the purchase or improvement of fixed assets, such as buildings or other infrastructure.
“Capital grants give us the opportunity to both fix nagging problems and invest in our neighborhoods’ future, and we’ve worked hard to evaluate every proposal and give Manhattanites the most bang for their buck,” said Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer. “Whether we’re fixing the roof at a branch library, renovating a playground, or building out a new computer lab at a local school, these capital grants are going to strengthen our communities and improve people’s lives.”