City about to break ground on Sunnyside elementary school

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  1. S.H

    Between 42nd and 43rd streets

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  2. Anonymous

    I think this will be nice, Schools and children that are learning are essential to a healthy neighborhood.

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  3. Anonymous

    Nice, hope it all comes together smoothly. Schools, and children, are essential for a healthy neighborhood. Wonder how their neighbors will adjust!

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  4. Sunnysider4Life

    I know that while the city does not want churches meeting in public school facilities (fearing that children would be confused when they find out that their school is being used for a few hours on Sunday by a Christian church), it doesn’t have a problem with public schools meeting in churches 5 days a week (which I don’t either, btw).

    Are all church space being used in Sunnyside? I know Queen of Angels is renting church classrooms to the city and St. Theresa’s and St. Raphael’s, I think. Are there any other possibilities? My children go to these over crowded schools and I wouldn’t have a problem with them meeting in a church if it alleviates the over-crowdedness.

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  5. Webley

    I think you mean 42nd and 43rd. not 44th.

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  6. Krissi

    Gosh I was wondering what that huge lot was going to be used for. Happy to hear its being used for something positive!

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  7. Anonymous

    Space well used

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  8. Sycamore

    While a school is good and necessary, it sure will be an adjustment for the people who live there. Foot and vehicle traffic patterns will absolutely transform the character of the streets immediately surrounding the school.

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  9. Krissi

    Sycamore – When I was brainstorming what it would be used for, I did think the property would be sold. I couldn’t imagine using it for public space since there ARE a lot of homes right around it.

    That being said, a new school is a neighborhood necessity. I hope it works out for those who live on that block.

    Does anyone know wtf is up with that empty space right next to Starbucks? It’s so ugly just sitting there – I’m surprised someone hasn’t bought it. Or does the city own that too?

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  10. Ruben

    Krissi- That ugly spot next to Starbucks has been like that for over 10+ years. a big fire took out a bunch of stores and that was that. I would hope they put an Arby’s there or an Earl of Sandwich…mmmmm

    Another lot that would make a great place for a school is the lot on 43rd I believe thats by the old jewish temple place. Just a big mass of ugly land between buildings. A nice junior high school can go there. Or another Arby’s or Earl of Sandwich. mmmmm

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  11. Oppressed Masses

    Krissi – that property is privately owned and the subject of a complicated story. Joe in the barbershop next door has all the details.

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  12. JuliaJ.

    Queens Boulevard – boulevard of death! Good luck crossing the street.

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  13. Bah humbug

    Am all for education but I live in a building next to this lot and wish the owners would have mentioned plans for this lot before I signed a 2 year lease. Am less concerned with what happens once the school is built but don’t know if I can handle noisy construction for the next year and a half.

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  14. Ruben

    Bah Humbug you got F’d in the A bud!

    construction is gonna be a B

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  15. Saigon

    All I can say is that that there is going to so many rats running around during the construction. Not to mention all the parking that we are going to lose because of this, plus when the school opens.

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  16. Sycamore

    SP, You edit out plenty of my comments when they offend, and I don’t use vulgarities. Can’t you please omit phrases such as the one above? Vivid descriptions of that which should not be seen by others (the definition of obscene!) don’t belong in a place like this. There are plenty of websites for talk like that.

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  17. Mel

    Is there
    any vacancy to work as a sub-teacher???

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  18. you all make me laugh

    440 students? So thats going to cover about 3 square blocks worth of school aged children on the southside. What about the other 1200 kids?

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  19. Mike Novak

    Lets hope that the DOE does not place a “True Believer” and utter failure Carmen Parache, the current Principal of PS 150.

    Her first action as Principal was to remove all the spelling and grammar books from the school as she was under orders from Joel Klein to to immediately implement the “Teachers College” method at the school.

    As a result, the school went from being the number one or two school in the district to a school so far gone that it is now on the DOE’s “Schools in Need of Improvement” list.

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  20. Mike Novak

    Lets hope that the DOE does not place a “True Believer” and utter failure like Carmen Parache, the current Principal of PS 150.

    Her first action as Principal was to remove all the spelling and grammar books from the school as she was under orders from Joel Klein to to immediately implement the “Teachers College” method at the school.

    As a result, the school went from being the number one or two school in the district to a school so far gone that it is now on the DOE’s “Schools in Need of Improvement” list.

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  21. Anonymous

    JuliaJ, if you ever need help crossing the street, ask someone for assistance. I cross Queens Blvd frequently and have never had any difficulty. Maybe you could practice on Greenpoint Avenue and work your way up to the Big Guy?

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  22. Roxy

    Has it ever been reported what the City (or Board of Education) paid for the ground site? I’m wondering if the property owner made a profit or suffered a loss. He got stuck with the land after failing to raise the financing to build a condominium there.

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  23. woodside guy

    Condo units LP bought in 2005 for $4,950,000.00

    Sold in 2012 to School construction Authority for $5,700,000.00

    that’s probably also why foodtown is vacant waiting for the market to improve enough to support condo construction

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  24. woodside guy

    Should be Condo Units LP and Jackson Senate LLC bought it in 2005 for $4,950,000.00

    and both sold it in 2012 to School construction Authority for $5,700,000.00

    source ACRIS http://a836-acris.nyc.gov/Scripts/Coverpage.dll/index

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