Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Construction equipment arrives at former P.S. 64

Construction equipment has arrived on the East 10th Street side of the former P.S. 64 this morning, as these photos by EVG reader Jeffrey Marsh show...

Per Jeffrey: "As far as I can tell, they are just removing rubble at this point."

The building permit on display reads: "INTERIOR DEMOLITION OF NON LOAD BEARING PARTITIONS."

There are plans on file to convert the former P.S. 64 and CHARAS/El Bohio community center into a 500-bed dorm called University House.

On Monday, developer Gregg Singer said that he already had a 15-year agreement for 200 of the beds with Cooper Union, as The Wall Street Journal first reported.

The city disapproved the first round of plans for the building on April 1, as DOB records show.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Will old PS 64 get a theater for nonprofit groups?

Rebranded P.S. 64 up for grabs: Please welcome University House at Tompkins Square Park to the neighborhood

Deed for 'community facility use only' at the former P.S. 64 now on the market

2 new sidewalk bridges arrive as city disapproves latest plan for P.S. 64


Laurie said...

Too much.

Anonymous said...

i can't take it! hopefully i'll be dead by the time this is finished.

Jill said...

This is bullshit.

cathryn said...

I haven't followed this in a number of years but ... wasn't the community against this and had kept this concept at 'bay' for awhile? What turned it around?

Anonymous said...

Finally something becoming of an empty vacant building. This is good news.

Anonymous said...

Clean it up!