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Local high school to move down the block into new 970-seat building, officials say

Academy of American Studies

April 3, 2017 By Christian Murray

A new 970-seat high school building will be going up in Dutch Kills, according to officials.

The new structure will be built at 28-01 41st Avenue and will be used by the Academy of American Studies, according to a spokesman for the School Construction Authority. The site is currently the backlot of Newcomers High School.

The Academy, now located at 28-04 41st Avenue, caters to a student body of approximately 990. The Academy’s present building is deemed old and the school is expected to move to the new lot. What happens to the existing space has yet to be determined, according to sources. The Dept. of Education did not respond to phone calls and e-mails asking this question.

The School Construction Authority aims to have the new structure open by September 2021.

“I’m proud to have helped fight for and secure funding to build a brand new modern facility for the students and faculty of the Academy of American Studies High School in Dutch Kills,” said Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer.

“The Academy of American Studies is an excellent high school that deserves adequate facilities for students to learn and grow in. This is the 12th new school in design, under construction, or already opened in our district in my 7 years as a Council Member, and I’m as committed as ever to working with the community to make our schools even better for our students!”

Back lot of Newcomers High School


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the skyline is behind that massive concrete box over there

yea sure jimmy, just dont give us another hideous massive concrete box library, we already got one of those. thanks to you.


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