Return P.S. 64 to the Community

evcc images 007_smThe Department of Buildings is currently reviewing an application to convert former P.S. 64/ Charas into a 500-bed dormitory. The Cooper Union has entered into an agreement with the developer to take a portion of the building for student housing. We reject the proposal to use P.S 64 as a dorm.


Sign on to demand that the building be returned to the community!

Return PS64 to the Community

Respect our community. Respect this community treasure: Old P.S. 64

located at 605 East 9th Street.

Old P.S. 64, a designated New York City landmark, has a long and valued

history serving our community. This building could easily serve our

community again. Dormitory use of this building does not serve our

community. Cooper Union should not house  students in old P.S. 64.

We ask that old P.S. 64 be returned to use for our community.

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P .S. 64 Image Archive

Have photos of the building from the past twenty years? Email to add them to our archive. Include the month, year, and name of photographer.

Read more about the history of P.S. 64 and our work to protect the building.

Kushner Companies attends CB3 Housing Committee – 4/17

A representative from Kushner Companies is scheduled to address the CB3 housing committee on Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30pm. Earlier this year, Kusher Companies purchased more than twenty East Village walk-up buildings from the infamous Ben Shaoul of Magnum Real Estate and Icon Realty. The acquisitions include 325 East 10th Street, which has been operating as an illegal hotel for three years.

Residents at 500 East 11th are taking Kushner Companies to court for the violations endured since February. Among the problems described in the filing are a lack fo heat and hot water, structural damage, lack of fire detectors, illegal work, and failure of the electronic key system which blocks egress. More information available:

Join us on Wednesday evening at the Seward Park Extension Community Center, 56 Essex Street.