Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Brooklyn Heights' Booming P.S. 8 to Get a New Building

The Department of Education is going to construct a new building for P.S. 8 in Brooklyn Heights, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. The school is getting to be so popular that it's way overcrowded -- the photo above shows a trench being dug in preparation for a mobile classroom they're going to have installed soon where the basketball court is now.

The new annex will be constructed in the back parking lot, visible behind the play equipment (covered with plywood in the photo).

Talk about a change. Some people used to be afraid to walk past P.S. 8! Now it's one of the hottest schools in Brooklyn.

All it took was a total commitment from the DOE, a new principal and auxiliary staff, community help, the Brooklyn Heights Association, countless volunteer hours by parents, and a few people who believed it could happen, including then-Deputy Chancellor Carmen Farina.


Eagle story here.

Photo of PS 8 schoolyard by MK Metz
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