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As Long Island City’s residential population has grown dramatically in certain areas of LIC, there has been a strain on local City services. Schools in particular are at capacity,
and there is a need for new schools.



Expeditiously bring online pipeline projects to meet the current needs for additional school seats while also planning for additional population growth and future needs


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Current Strategies

New Actions

New Schools

  • The City opened a new, state-of-the-art school at 46-08 5th Street that houses P.S./I.S. 78.

  • The City has funded a new public school at Hunter’s Point South Parcel F, which will include 612 seats

  • The City has funded a new public school at Hunter’s Point South Parcel C, which will include 572 seats

  • The School Construction Authority (SCA) is working with a private developer to site a new intermediate school with 536 seats as part of the proposed LIC Innovation Center development

  • As part of the proposed Anable Basin rezoning, the local developer has set aside a site for the construction of a new school to be constructed by SCA as residential development progresses

  • SCA is investing over $117M to construct an expansion for the Academy of American Studies High School with 969 seats

  • SCA recently opened the Pre-K Center at 27-35 Jackson Avenue opened in 2017 with 180 seats

  • SCA recently opened the Pre-K Center on 5-14 49th Avenue with 36 seats

Improvements to Existing Schools

  • The City has invested nearly $29M in capital improvements for 8 existing schools in LIC

  • Consistent with its capital planning
    process, the SCA will budget $60M
    for the construction of a school in
    the Court Square neighborhood
    within School District 30 to meet the
    current and projected school seat need.

  • Continue to work with local stakeholders, including local parent associations and
    CEC 30 on SCA and DOE’s progress on addressing school utilization and need.

  • Continue to work with private partners to identify additional school site opportunities.

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