MAS and Partners to CM Menchaca: Protect Sunset Park’s Landmark Station House

The School Construction Authority has not sufficiently considered alternate sites for the proposed PS 557

July 10, 2017
MAS and Partners to CM Menchaca: Protect Sunset Park’s Landmark Station House
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Classrooms and historic properties must not be asked to compete against one another for space in our city.

On July 10, MAS joined together with our colleagues at the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the Historic Districts Council in a letter calling on Council Member Carlos Menchaca to protect the former 68th Police Precinct Station House and Stable. Together, these sites represent one of only three one of only three protected landmarks in the Sunset Park neighborhood. The School Construction Authority’s (SCA) plan for the proposed PS 557 calls for demolishing the whole of the historic stable, as well as a significant portion of the station house.

While we acknowledge the importance of gaining new school seats in Community School District 15, we do not believe the SCA has sufficiently considered alternate sites or the historic significance of the chosen site. Read our full letter.

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