Four-Story, 51,900-Square-Foot School Expansion At P.S. 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen, 93-02 69th Avenue, Forest Hills

93-02 69th AvenuePresent-day 93-02 69th Avenue

The New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) has filed applications for a four-story, 51,870-square-foot expansion of P.S. 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen at 93-02 69th Avenue, in Forest Hills. The 70-foot-tall structure will feature a cafeteria in the cellar, and classrooms on the ground through fourth floors. Administrative offices will be located on the ground floor. Midtown South-based Urbahn Architects is the architect of record. The expansion will be located at 69-20 Juno Street, likely where the school’s playground currently is. The SCA also recently filed for expansions at public schools in North Corona and Gowanus.

Subscribe to the YIMBY newsletter for weekly updates on New York’s top projects

3 Comments on "Four-Story, 51,900-Square-Foot School Expansion At P.S. 144 Col. Jeromus Remsen, 93-02 69th Avenue, Forest Hills"

  1. Okay..work in development on four-story, so I totally supported about school anyway.

  2. Jennifer Brennan | October 3, 2016 at 4:21 pm |

    While I understand the need for expansion it seems that the school’s playground will be sacrificed. I have 2 children currently enrolled at the school in early grades. If there is to be no playground it will be very unfortunate for all the children including my own. Perhaps the architect can work out a plan that saves the majority of this very important part of the school.

    • I’ll keep an eye out for the architect’s paperwork, which should have drawings of what’s planned. Sometimes architects decide to relocate playgrounds to the roof. There was no mention of a playground in the Schedule A, though, which describes the interior.

Comments are closed.