Sunday, December 20, 2015

No high school for Linden Place

From the Times Ledger:

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has decided the city Department of Education will no longer be placing a high school inside its building at 30-48 Linden Place after significant community opposition to the proposal, elected officials and community leaders said Friday.

After receiving confirmation in July from DOE staff that the site would be used for a high school for more than 450 students, City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) met with Farina to express his opposition to the proposal due to student safety and traffic congestion concerns.

Koo made the announcement at a news conference in front of the building Friday afternoon, along with state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing); Arlene Fleishman, president of the Mitchell-Linden Civic Association; and Chuck Apelian, first vice chairman of Community Board 7.

“Maybe the chancellor realized this is not a good place to put a high school,” Koo said.

At the meeting, Fariña told Koo the plans to build a high school would no longer go forward. Koo’s office received written confirmation from DOE staff.


Anonymous said...

This was a no-brainer.

Jerry Rotondi said...

They closed Flushing a high school and they had the audacity to suggest a new high school at Linden Place?
Corruption....corruption....corruption...and this time not just at the 109th pct. Some politicians were going to make a buck off of that stupid idea.
How much money from the school construction authority winds up in who's pockets?
Remember Paul Vallone wanted a new high school on 32nd Ave. in Bayside. Now that the measure has been defeated, Paulie says he stands with the community's position. Well, the community overwhelmingly did not want that new high school despite Vallone pushing for it.
A politician will always go the way the wind blows, and Vallone is one of the biggest bags of wind to be seen as of yet!

Anonymous said...

Build in Flushing Airport

Ms. Tsouris said...

How about improving and reopening the comprehensive neighborhood high schools in south Queens instead of relocating south Queens students to the dangerously overcrowded high schools here in north Queens? Restore zoned schools and a lot of this overcrowding will go away. DeBlasio has done NOTHING to reverse the destructive and brutal education policies of the Bloomberg administration. This is the result, an artificial need for a new high school. Closing schools is not a solution to any problems in education

Anonymous said...