For the decade ending in 2012, the Department of Education is on track to construct more than 110,000 new school seats across the city, with more than 82,000 seats already completed — 28,323 in Queens, 19,394 in Brooklyn, 19,268 in the Bronx, 9,434 in Manhattan and 5,619 in Staten Island.
The list of new schools that opened last month include the 1,650-seat Sunset Park High School at 153 35th Street in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn; and the 998-seat Frank Sinatra School of the Arts high school at 35-12 35th Avenue in Astoria, which moved from its temporary location in Long Island City, where it was founded in 2001.
Michael Stoler is a columnist for The Real Deal and host of real estate programs “The Stoler Report” and “Building New York” on CUNY TV and on WEGTV in East Hampton. His radio show, “The Michael Stoler Real Estate Report,” airs on 1010 WINS on Saturdays and Sundays. Stoler is a director at Madison Realty Capital as well as an adjunct professor at NYU Real Estate Institute, and a former contributing editor and columnist for the New York Sun.