In case there was any doubt about the deterioration of old P.S. 64 (fomerly CHARAS/El Bohio), this backside view shows just how bad things have gotten. Pigeons fly in and out of every floor of the building all day long. Windows are cracked and half-boarded up; rainstorms soak the interior. Every day, the deterioriation increases.
The neglect of this landmarked building must stop immediately, and you can help:
Walk by P.S. 64, just east of Avenue B, between 9th and 10th Streets, and take a look at the current state of the building. Then, when you’re back at your computer, write a few sentences about what you observed, your concerns for the state of this landmarked building, and your thoughts about preserving the building for community use. Be sure to include your name and any affiliation with the community (such as, if you’re a visitor, a neighbor, or a member of a community group). Then send those thoughts in an email to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your words will be added to a letter to Landmark Commission Chairman James Tierney. (Email addresses will be kept confidential.) This could make a major difference, so please take action and write your email today.
Sending an email is a crucial way for you to help preserve the building. But you can also post your comments on this site by clicking to the next page.