Brearley School UES expansion plan foiled

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The Upper East Side girls’ prep school that has graduated the likes of Caroline Kennedy and Kyra Sedgwick won’t follow through with its expansion into the nearby apartment building it has been eyeing for the past four years, according to the Post. The Brearley School, at 610 East 83rd Street, had been angling to buy half the building at 85 East End Avenue, which is owned by BlackRock Realty, for use as additional teaching space. The plan would have evicted elderly, rent-regulated residents from the building, but sources said the school’s contract has fallen through. Brearley would not say why, but said it is still seeking to expand. BlackRock declined to comment. [Post]