NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The city reportedly has plans to knock down two Upper West Side elementary schools to allow high-rise apartment buildings to go up in their place.
The Department of Education’s Educational Construction Fund listed the sites, on 61st Street and 70th Street, in Crain’s New York last fall, calling for interested developers to come forward.
City Councilwoman Gale Brewer is up in arms over selling P.S. 191 and 199 to developers, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported. Brewer said millions of dollars that have been plowed into improvements into those schools will go down the drain.