We're a little late for back-to-school night, but this week we ventured up to former Development Du Jour PS90, at 220 West 148th Street, to get a look at the recently-unveiled model unit and the state of construction. The development was once a public school building, and its most gothicy features -- gargoyles! -- are sticking around for its next life. But the interior has been gutted to prevent all disturbing middle school flashbacks (though schoolhouse-y light fixtures planned for the hallways may be a trigger). The amenity package also includes a work room where residents can pursue messy projects like furniture painting without having to ask for a pass to study hall. We're not sure the adaptive reuse awesomeness and Yankee Stadium views will be enough to lure buyers uptown -- according to the listings, one contract's been signed -- but we'll find out on the first day of
school occupancy in mid-2010.
· Listings: PS90 [Halstead]
· Development Du Jour: Harlem's PS90 Condos [Curbed]