P.S. 64: Immigrant School Innovator and Latinx Culture Leader
Led By Village Preservation
In 1998, New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani sold former Public School 64, then home to the Charas-El Bohio Community and Cultural Center, to a developer, despite opposition from the building’s occupants and the surrounding community. This Urban Archive story traces the long history of PS 64, from a public school, to a vibrant community and cultural center, to a site mired in controversy to this day.
The sites on this tour are sidewalk accessible, if explored in person. They can also be accessed virtually on a computer or smartphone.