Wednesday, January 28, 2015


After decades of neglect and local politics that have prevented its restoration, P.S.186 on 145th Street just east of Broadway is finally coming along.  Work on the century-old school last year consisted mostly of cutting the down the forest of trees that had been growing on the various levels and also gutting the rotting interior.  Now it looks like the facade will finally get some love since scaffolding is slowly spreading over the exterior.  Some might be disappointed that the building will not be full market rate apartments when finished, but just having the massive structure cleaned up after all these years is more than a signal that the heights is doing okay these days in our opinion.  There was one point in the entire efforts to save the building that the developer told the local community board that the building was not salvageable but that did not convince local preservationist: LINK

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