The mayor also criticized some of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's budget plans.
Residents have been asked for ideas on how $1 million in budget funds should be spent in the district.
Councilman Carlos Menchaca's participatory budgeting program for District 38 kicked off this week.
The Community Board 1 budget asks for several fixes to the neighborhood.
From BAM to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, eight cultural groups are getting $22 million in city funds.
CIty Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is launching participatory budgeting in his district next week.
The money will go toward helping schools upgrade their broadband internet access.
Dinkins officials used funds dedicated to Safe Streets, Safe City to plug budget holes, insiders said.
The AIDS organization pays $389,000 per month for its Chelsea office, documents show.
The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and other National Park facilities will close, officials said.
The City Council voted Thursday to override the mayor's veto of a bill that would ensure paid sick leave.
Swinging Sixties Senior Center's directors had expected the hub would lose funding this year.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced a budget deal Sunday night.
Union workers plan to rally to highlight lack of contracts and claim that city has cash for backpay.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott discussed the city's $24.8 billion budget at City Council Tuesday.
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