P.S. 114 on Chopping Block Tonight

Posted on January 28, 2011


City’s Plan to Save a Local School by Replacing It Stirs Skepticism

Thursday, January 27, 2011

By Beth Fertig

HEARING TONIGHT, JAN. 28, 2011 AT 6:00 PM. 1077 Remsen Ave., Brooklyn

“Back in the day Canarsie had only 2 schools, since its populations was only around 5 or 6 thousand.  P.S. 114 was constructed before the turn of the century.  The original school house was erected in the late 1800’s and was known as “The Little Red School House”.  It was a small wooden one room structure on East 92 Street and Avenue J next to Grace Church.  A few years later a fire destroyed the school.  The present building was rebuilt and reopened in 1907 on School Lane and  Smiths Lane (now known as Bay View Place) as there was no Remsen Avenue and Glenwood road back then.  The school served Canarsie children from grades 5a – 8b.  Today it serves children from kindergarten to grade 6.  It is located at what are now Remsen Avenue and Glenwood Road.”


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