Gramercy Park Block Association - Neighborhood News #503
Since for many years there has been talk about the Police Academy moving from its present location at 235 E 20th St, we thought the following article would be of interest.  

Clarification: The article below states "The New York City Police Department's Police Academy, a longtime resident of Gramercy Park will have to return its key." We want to clarify that the Academy does not have a key to Gramercy Park.

Police Academy vacates longtime Gramercy Park space

February 11, 2014

 

235 East 20th Street

The New York City Police Department's Police Academy, a longtime resident of Gramercy Park will have to return its key. After years of planning the Police Academy will move from East 20th Street to College Point, Queens - and it's unclear what will become of the Police Academy's building at 235 East 20th Street, near Third Avenue.

 

Community Board 6 wants a school in the space, at 235 East 20th Street, near Third Avenue. But the city's department of Education, which owns the building, said that seems unlikely.

 

"We're aware of the space and of the community board's interest in a school at this location," DOE spokesperson Devon Puglia told DNAinfo. "We just opened a new school in the neighborhood this year [P.S. 281], but we'll continue to monitor enrollment trends in the area." - Guelda Voien

 

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