Gregg Singer, the owner of former P.S 64 and CHARAS/El Bohio community center, is ready to take another run at the gauntlet of community opposition to repurposing the long-abandoned thru-block lot and landmark building between East 9th and 10th Streets just off Tompkins Square Park. Singer picked the old neighborhood's old P.S. 64 at auction in 1998 for just $3.8 million. The 152,000 square foot school house is landmarked and the property deed limits the property to community use. To Singer, this means he'd like to convert the building to a "School, Dorm, Medical, Museum, Non-Profit, etc." To community residents, it mean providing space to community groups. No doubt Singer would love to strike a deal with a buyer like space-hungry NYU to turn the building into dorms. The last listed price was $40 million, although there's no public price tag attached this time around.
· Deed for 'community facility use only' at the former P.S. 64 now on the market [EVG]
· 350 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009 [MK]
· P.S. 64 coverage [CurbedNY]