Residents of City Council District 5 will decide how to spend ONE MILLION DOLLARS of PARTICIPATORY CITY BUDGET FUNDS. And YCS is on the ballot with an important, needed project:

YCS desperately needs Capital funding to construct more recess space. We only have two very small open yards, one inside gym (converted from two classrooms) and no auditorium. Our cafétorium’s capacity is 250 and only seats 125. We have no other indoor activity spaces. Adding a rooftop yard will allow for more scheduled physical activity time, ease congestion in the building, and give students future opportunity to add a greenhouse. For a visual, please open the attached file to see some architectural renderings of our proposed outdoor space.

Come out, Vote and Spread the word! Get neighbors, friends and family to turn out! Grab some of the cards in the lobby and put them in your building lobby and laundry room! Hand them out at the playground! Every single vote can make a difference! Our kids need more space!

Who can vote?

All residents, age 16 or older who live in Ben Kallos’ City Council District 5

Which proposals should I vote for? ( You may select up to 5 proposals)

#4 on the ballot: PS 151 (Yorkville Community School) Rooftop Recreation Yard.

#9 on the ballot: Security cameras for Holmes Towers


Vote at YCS at drop off on Friday April, 17th, 7:30 am – 10:30 am

Can’t make it Friday, then PLEASE consider voting THURSDAY, APRIL 16: 11 am –2 pm at the Stanley Isaacs Center at 415 E 93rd Street, or SUNDAY, APRIL 19: 2 pm – 3:30 pm at Carl Schurz Park at 86th Street & East End Avenue.


YCS Proposed Roof Top Play Area and Garden