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Twenty Years Later, A Community Center is Still Empty

This Friday, July 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the controversial auction of the former P.S. 64/CHARAS-El Bohio Community and Cultural Center at 605 East 9th Street by then-Mayor Giuliani over widespread community opposition.  Check out the Facebook event page here.

A Landmark’s Long Fight for Life

The former Public School 64, which once housed the CHARAS community and cultural center, was designed by master school architect C.B.J. Snyder in the French Renaissance Revival style in 1904-06.  And on June 20, 2006 Landmarks Preservation Commission designated it an official …

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City Hall Rally February 14 to Save Old PS 64/Charas El Bohio

Show your love for community centers and spaces for a powerful and quick event next Tuesday.  Join GVSHP, elected officials, community groups, and neighbors for a rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall to save the former Charas/El …

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A Tale of Four Schools — Program Thursday

School has started and we are eagerly anticipating our fascinating program this Thursday evening organized with The Loisaida Center Inc. at their 710 East 9th Street location near Avenue C.  The program is about one of the foremost architects of school buildings from the …

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C.B.J. Snyder and P.S. 64

We hope you can join us for our upcoming lecture on Charles B. J. Snyder on Tuesday, September 4th (RSVP information). An architect and Superintendent of School Buildings from the city’s consolidation in 1898 until 1923, Snyder was the guiding …

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