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Dromm Suggests Constructing a School at Site of Old White Castle Offices


Daniel Dromm

May 7, 2015 By Michael Florio

A new school may soon be coming to the Woodside/Jackson Heights area.

Councilman Daniel Dromm has been in discussions with the School Construction Authority (SCA) about building a school at the old White Castle Headquarters at 69-01 34th Avenue.

The school would help ease school overcrowding in Woodside, Jackson Heights and Elmhurst, which are part of School Districts 24 and 30, which are deemed to be among the two of the most overcrowded districts in the city.

“Since I was elected to office in 2009, it has been my priority to add new school seats to our district.  I believe this old White Castle site would be a great location,” Dromm said in a statement.

Dromm said that while he has been in discussions with SCA it was important the community provides feedback.

A discussion is scheduled for May 21, at the monthly community board 3 meeting, held at Louis Armstrong Middle School, located at 32-02 Junction Blvd.

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If the staff at the school that is going into the former St. Teresa’s school is anything like the a-holes doing the renovation the residents of 44th street are screwed.


Where are there empty catholic schools?
At Theresa is under renovation for the DOE. Corpus Christi has a charter school.
Queens of Angel houses PS150 Annex.

John K. Wilson

There are a number of Catholic schools in the area which are empty at the moment. Could they not be rented–and occupied immediately?


I hope they don’t add more elementary schools. We have enough of those. A highschool would be best since we don’t have many in this area


Sure, go for it. Though can we start making schools 10+ stories tall. Seems pretty impertinent to wait for real estate to open up to get a school in place.


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