Celebrating the Purchase of 75 Morton Street

Thomas K. Duane

March 15, 2012

I am extremely pleased that in concert with the St. Vincent’s redevelopment package, the New York City Department of Education has committed to enter into an agreement with New York State to purchase 75 Morton Street for use as a much needed public school.  After many years of concerted advocacy by parents, community members and elected officials, I believe this agreement is an important step towards ensuring that there is sufficient school space to provide quality public education to Greenwich Village’s children in the future.  I want to thank City Council Speaker Christine Quinn as well as Ann Kjellberg, Irene Kaufman and all the members of the Public School Parents Advocacy Committee, U.S. Representative Nadler, State Assembly Member Glick, Manhattan Borough President Stringer, CB2 and all those with whom we worked so hard for so many years to make this victory possible.