Public schools in Astoria will receive millions for infrastructure improvements and new additions like a film studio and science lab.

Councilman Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced that they are allocating nearly $3.7 million to the School Construction Authority for a number of enhancements.

Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria at 23-15 Newtown Ave. will receive $375,000 for a new educational film studio. P.S. 300 at 28-37 29 St. will receive a new science lab with a $500,000 allocation from Katz and $300,000 will go toward renovating the bathrooms at I.S. 141.

“I am proud to have partnered with Borough President Katz to invest almost $3.7 million in our most important resource, our children,” Constantinides said. “Our investment this year includes more advanced technology and studying tools. New and improved school infrastructure will help encourage students to spend more time studying and learning while enjoying their overall school experience.”

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