The city approved developer Gregg Singer’s controversial plan to convert a former Alphabet City public school into a college dormitory.
The landmarked P.S. 64 building at 605 East 9th Street has long been a flash point between Singer and community groups, which wanted to see the building reinstated for community use. The Department of Buildings approved Singer’s plan exam for the conversion on Friday, according to property records cited in a published report. [more]