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.
The city has already received 24 proposals from developers, West Side Rag learned from a parent who attended a PTA meeting regarding the possible development.