PS87 Construction Updates


Update from Bi Weekly meeting, September 9, 2020

September 14, 2020

The construction project has been put on hold again. There is no indication when it will begin again which means…

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Construction Updates – 8/30/20

August 30, 2020

Boiler Update The scheduled abatement is currently going smoothly and as planned. We are expecting the teachers and admin to…

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Construction Projects Update – 8/18/20

August 18, 2020

Update August 18, 2020: We know on top of the uncertainty around how and what school will look like this…

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Important documents related to the construction work


Additional radiators & Floor tile done by DSF (Aug 2021)


Reoccupancy letters for July 2021

Safe Work Plan

Construction Contractor Safe Work COVID-19 Plan 

Site Safety Plan

SCA Site Safety Plan Internal Review Form

Asbestos Documentation

The NYCSCA sent the asbestos documentation for the tile removals done in December and January. There are 16 documents in total.

Boiler Permit

Boiler Installation Permit from NYC Dept of Buildings (8/27/20)

Definitions Document

Explains forms and documents linked on this page.

Dec/Jan Work

Two reoccupancy letters for the work that was done in December 2019 and January 2020.

Re-occupancy Letter

Completed asbestos abatement work on Aug 29 (8/29/20)

Lead Safe RRP

Work Practices which explain the general guidelines that an EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) contractor follow if disturbing LBP.

Dec 2019 Letter

Letter from the New York School Construction Authority regarding the construction project.


Boiler Room Timeline
Wednesday (8/19) 7am-5pm Prep temporary electrical connection and deconstruction prep
Thursday -Saturday (8/20-8/22) 7am-5pm Abatement work in the boiler room
Monday-Saturday (8/24-8/29) beginning 7am Monday, ending 5pm Sunday around the clock Abatement in the boiler room
October 1, 2020 Temporary Boiler Installation Begins


The objective of the Building Project Committee is to coordinate, monitor, and communicate all construction-related activity that takes place on PS 87 property. The Committee will: lead and guide construction processes, effectively communicate information, and monitor best practices within the PS 87 Community defined as the students, faculty, administration staff, parents and neighboring members.

The Building Project Committee has been authorized by and is accountable to PS 87 to coordinate all issues as it relates to the “Construction Project of 2020-2022.” This includes the acquiring of and monitoring of the “Project Scope” of all construction-related activity on PS 87 property which will include a multi-phase plan to be determined and provided from the General Contractor and the School Construction Authority (SCA). Representation of the Committee should include people with the following skills/roles: a. Building/construction trade representation b. Communication and Parent Members c. Neighborhood Block Association Participants and/or Officers. There shall be a significant effort to involve all Community and PA Board Members in the input process.

The Building Project Committee shall meet monthly and on an as-needed basis and meet bi-weekly in cooperation with the SCA Project Manager. Review of activity is to be presented monthly at the PA Board Meeting. Please email if you are interested in joining the committee.

Co-Chairs: Angela Ranieri, Pam Unger, and Stephen Harman.

In order to comply with Bloomberg’s plaNYC, the school needs to change out the boiler from oil to gas. PS 87 has been on a waiting list for windows for over 15 years. Many windows have cracks and/or holes. Some cannot open or close. Linda Rosenthal advocated for PS 87 to be moved up on the list after the school had been requesting replacement for years. The roof has had to be repaired multiple times over the past few years, so it was determined that it needed to be replaced as well. The roof insulation will also be updated for better heating and cooling efficiency. In the interest of efficiency, necessary work on the roof, windows, and boiler will be done at the same time.

Please email to contact the committee.