Cutting the Ribbon on the East Side's New PS 281

Brad Hoylman

September 26, 2013

On September 25, I joined New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Borough President Scott Stringer, State Senator Liz Krueger, State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh, City Council Member Dan Garodnick and school officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony for PS 281 (The River School), a brand new K-5 elementary school at 425 East 35 Street.

This state-of-the-art school by the river is a dynamic learning environment for a new generation of elementary students. It will also go a long way towards addressing the chronic overcrowding in our east side elementary schools. I am grateful to Community Education Council for District 2 and its president, Shino Tanikawa, as well as the Department of Education and the School Construction Authority, for helping bring this much-needed zoned school to Kips Bay.