Construction Updates

Check back here to see the latest updates on the construction work at PS87.


Update Feb 6, 2020: Posted the two reoccupancy letters for the work that was done in December and January.

  1. Letter from December 2019
  2. Letter from January 2020

December 1, 2019: Letter from the New York School Construction Authority regarding the construction project that will begin soon at PS.


Below are details regarding the upcoming construction at PS 87. The work will include repairs to the roof and parapets (roof walls), as well as window and boiler replacement.

  • 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. 
  • Construction will start once permits are obtained to erect the scaffolding. This can happen as early as March.
  • The noisiest part of the work will occur in the beginning of the project, as crews put up the shed and scaffolding and do the demolition work. 
  • Work will begin after school hours. “Loud work” will stop at 10:30 p.m.
  • Asbestos abatement will be done only when the school is completely empty and will follow strict federal regulations.
  • Any asbestos work done in the school will be done under containment, with negative air pressure. When the work is finished, an Industrial Environmental Hygienist will issue a Letter of Reoccupancy saying that the school is a safe space for teachers and children to occupy. That letter will then be given to the school custodian and Monica.
  • According to the SCA, the project is anticipated to end in August 2022.

If you have questions or concerns please reach out to Steven Tuozzolo  STuozzolo@nycsca.org.