UPPER WEST SIDE — A revamped roof for the American Museum of Natural History and a new river overlook for Riverside Park are among the neighborhood upgrades that will be funded in this year's city budget, City Councilwoman Gale Brewer's office announced.
Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side, set aside nearly $16 million in the 2012 city budget for construction and renovation projects that will benefit local groups.
Nonprofits, community organizations and schools submitted requests to Brewer's office for the funding, which are handed out yearly as part of the budget process.
Brewer pointed to a project at Riverside Park as one that's near and dear to her heart. The park will receive $1.2 million to transform an unused parking lot into a landscaped overlook on the Hudson River with a new building and public restroom.