Project Overview

Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ), in partnership with the New York City Housing Authority, the New York City Department of Education, the School Construction Authority, the City of New York, and Civic Builders, Inc., is building a new 135,000 square foot school and community center at St. Nicholas Houses. The building, which will be owned by the City of New York, will be operated by and serve as the home of Harlem Children’s Zone K-12 Promise Academy I Charter School. During after school hours and on weekends, HCZ will operate the building as a community center, offering free youth, adult, and community programming; facilities for use by community groups; and special events.

In addition to the school and community center building, HCZ will also construct the following improvements on the St. Nicholas site: reconstructing West 129th Street as a through street between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Boulevards; relocating an existing parking lot (that will be displaced by the through street); relocating several community gardens; re-landscaping and removing fences in the open space in the “Circle” area; and renovating an existing playground.

For more details about the St. Nicholas School Project, please refer to our presentation from our May 2010 community meeting, as well as our handout from the December 2010 Community Board 10 meeting.

Also, please note, there is additional information about the St. Nicholas School Project that can be found from the New York City Housing Authority’s website.



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