Saturday, September 22, 2012


June Reich has learned from City Councilmember Brad Lander's office that the School Construction Authority will erect a fence around the future home of PS/IS 437 next week. Excavation permits may be approved within the next month, and then construction will start.

The school will be built in School District 15 on Caton Avenue between E. 7th and E. 8th streets and E. 7th Street between Caton Avenue and Kermit Place. Its address will be 701-711 Caton Avenue. When it opens sometime in 2015, it will accommodate 750 elementary and middle school students in grades pre-K through 8.

The New York City School Construction Authority bought the vacant property in December 2011 from 701 Caton Avenue Realty LLC for $8.8 million. 

*June Reich is the chairperson of Community Board 7's Education Committee.