Purchase Agreement Signed for Lower Manhattan Middle School

By Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson
Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.
July 31, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Lower Manhattan is a step closer to opening a new public middle school at 75 Morton St, after the New York City School Construction Authority and the State of New York signed a $40 million purchase agreement on July 26. 

The seven-story 177,000 square foot property includes an auditorium and elevators, and it is expected to house a maximum of 900 students.

“We are taking much needed steps to reducing overcrowding and bring much needed educational capacity to the Village,” Council Speaker Christine Quinn said in a press release.

The New York City Department of Education is starting site selection—the public review process that is required before opening a new city facility.

Sarah Matheson covers the business of luxury for Epoch Times. Sarah has worked for media organizations in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, and graduated with merit from the Aoraki Polytechnic School of Journalism in 2005. Sarah is almost fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Originally from New Zealand, she now lives next to the Highline in Manhattan's most up-and-coming neighborhood, West Chelsea.