May 3, 2016 By Christian Murray
Yet another school is planned for Hunters Point South.
TF Cornerstone will be building a 600-seat elementary school on Parcel C, announced Jimmy Van Bramer’s office today. The school will be in addition to the elementary school planned for Parcel F.
Van Bramer, at a meeting with the Gantry Parent Association in February, announced that Parcel F would include a school. Parcel F is adjacent to Newtown Creek and is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.
Facing infrastructure problems, TF Cornerstone has had to redesign Parcel C to make way for the Amtrak tunnels and power lines below the site.
“We seized the opportunity to have the new design include a school,” Van Bramer said.
Parcel C will now include the school as part of its overall plan to bring just under 1,200 apartments to the site.
“Our advocacy will end up benefiting 600 kids who will now be able to attend a brand new elementary school in Hunters Point South,” Van Bramer said. “More and more families are moving to Hunters Point, and we need schools to keep up.”
The school in the TF Cornerstone building will be paid for with funds announced in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary budget earlier this year.
Hunters Point South should become a zoned middle school and that would help the situation.
what about the middle school?? will one of these proposed schools be a middle school??
Absolutely right. We now need a middle school. We will have several elementary schools and no middle school? PLEASE consider including middle school in either Parcel C or Parcel F.
That is because people stick around for 1-2 years, cramming 3 people in a 1BR or 4 people in a 2BR and then they are forced to find shelter in a suburb. Like us. We don’t have a million dollars to buy a 3 BR. We can’t even rent a 3BR. But down in Atlanta or Chicago, you can buy a 3BR downtown for $350,000. NYC is going to go through a rough spell.
More like $2M+ for a 3br!!
Gantry Parent Association