On August 21, officials broke ground on a new school facility in East New York as part of the East New York Neighborhood Plan.
The new state-of-the-art building will provide 1,000 seats for pre-K through 8th grade students, and will open for the 2020-21 school year.
Located at 3269 Atlantic Ave., the building will include: two state-of-the-art science labs; gymatorium and two exercise rooms; occupational therapy and physical therapy spaces; two art rooms; a music room with sound-proof practice space; a 1,000-sq.-ft. rooftop greenhouse; a school yard with a basketball court, play equipment, and benches and trees.
“This new state-of-the-art school building will bring excitement and vibrancy to all students who come through these doors” Lorraine Grillo, president and CEO of the NYC School Construction Authority, said in a statement. “This new space will include all the amenities we expect in a world class educational facility and we are proud to be bringing this school to East New York.”
The East New York Plan is designed to promote affordable housing and economic development, create pedestrian-friendly streets and invest in community resources and services that support the long-term growth and sustainability of East New York, Cypress Hills and Ocean Hill. The plan is projected to create nearly 6,000 new apartments in the next 15 years, with deep affordability commitments from the city.