Saturday, September 27, 2014

Reminders: PS 64 press conference tomorrow

As noted on Wednesday, the Department of Buildings has put a stop to developer Gregg Singer's plans to convert the former PS 64 and CHARAS/El Bohio community center on East Ninth Street into a dorm.

The DOB had approved Singer's application to have tenant Joffrey Ballet considered a not-for-profit with housing accommodations as opposed to a dormitory. However, Joffrey is not a nonprofit, meaning the lease did not meet the DOB's requirements for educational institutions.

Councilmember Rosie Mendez and other local elected officials will discuss this latest development during the press conference.

Previously on EV Grieve:
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

Efforts continue to fight the dorm planned for the former PS 64 on East 9th Street

Testimony Of Councilmember Rosie Mendez regarding the former PS 64

[Updated] At the 'Save Our Community Center MARCH AND RALLY'

Landmarks Preservation Commission asks to see modified plans for former PS 64

The Landmarks Preservation Commission approves application for modifications at PS 64

'Misinformation' cited as DOB issues Stop Work Order at the former PS 64; community meeting set for Sunday afternoon


Anonymous said...

Cool. Something worth attending on Sunday afternoon!

Anonymous said...

Watch and see how Carolyn Maloney goes off the local PS 64 issue by citing her position on gun control or something else. She does this all the time at the STPCV TA meetings. I’m pretty progressive but she is a joke, a Dem who owns her job due to Gerrymandering.

Anonymous said...

Maloney wasn't there, but Nydia Velazquez (whose FORMER district included PS 64) was.