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Saturday, March 23, 2013

DOE Seeking Proposals to Demolish Two UWS Schools

By Ivan Pentchoukov
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 19, 2013Last Updated: February 19, 2013

Aerial view of the land parcel currently occupied by P.S. 199 with the nearby residential complexes marked. The school would be demolished and rebuilt as part of a high rise residential complex if the Department of Education receives a worthy proposal. (Source: New York City Educational Construction Fund)
NEW YORK—The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is seeking proposals from real estate developers to demolish two schools on the Upper West Side to make way for residential towers. 
The schools would then be reincorporated into the residential projects, with the developers footing the bill.
The two schools in question, P.S. 199 and P.S. 191, are nine blocks apart and are both in the midst of renovations worth more than $12 million. Notably, P.S. 199 is one of the most coveted public schools in the city and was designed by Edward Durell Stone, the architect who also worked on the Museum of Modern Art and the Radio City Music Hall.

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