Friday, October 19, 2012

Report: East Side students may not be able to return until late February

[Bobby Williams]

On Sept. 24, students and faculty from East Side Community School and Girls Prep Charter on East 12th Street evacuated the building when a maintenance worker found part of the eastern wall separating from the rest of the structure.

Looks now as if the students and teachers will be away for some time. Per NY1 last night:

It's not just the eastern wall, which officials say needs to be completely rebuilt, starting with the steel. The western wall also needs to be secured. They hope to finish by late February, move students back in and then replace the brick exterior after hours and on the weekends.

You can see the extent of the work in Bobby's photo.

And I wonder what all this does to the timeline on the sale and development of the Mary Help of Christians property...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Schools making it work while repairs continue at 420 E. 12th St.


Anonymous said...

What are those, sugar cubes? G-d help us if we ever get hit with a real earthquake?

Anonymous said...

maybe the building finally cracked from stuffing too many schools into one building

Anonymous said...

Just in time for them to tear it all down as part of the sale.

Anonymous said...

I live across the street. On NY1 they said late February...which translates into September when dealing with no-bid contractors working on a city project.

I turned in an application for a different apartment this morning. I love the location...but a year of construction isn't worth it.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested to know what they will do with all stuff leftover from vendors just sitting there