Conceptual Interior Renderings of 590 East 83rd St.
Welcome to Brearley's Construction Webpage!
The School is in the process of building a new 12-story structure on East Avenue at 83rd Street that, along with our historic home at 610 East 83rd Street (built in 1929), will allow us to solve a chronic space shortage while remaining part of a neighborhood we have treasured for almost 100 years.
During the construction work at 590 East 83rd Street, we hope that you will visit this page often for regular updates on scheduling, a two-week look ahead at upcoming work and information about traffic and other issues of importance to the neighborhood. Perhaps most important, this is where you'll find the number of our 24/7 construction information hotline as well as email addresses at which you can be in touch with us directly with any questions or concerns.
Our goal is to perform all of our construction work with great regard for the ongoing safety and quality of life of our neighbors. We look forward to staying in close touch with the neighborhood during the project--and beyond.
5/3/2019--12:45 PM: ALERT FOR SATURDAY, MAY 4 We have just learned that some unexpected safety work will be needed on the scaffolding of 590 tomorrow. Unfortunately this will be exterior work, and very much regret that it will cause exterior noise. We will do everything possible to minimize this additional Saturday disruption. -----------------------------------------
Weeks of April 29, May 6, May 13, May 20 and May 27, 2019
Important Information about Saturday Work in April/May and Steps That Are Being Taken to Lessen Noise and Disruption in the Neighborhood
In order to complete Brearley's 590 Project in a timely fashion, the construction team will need to work on the following Saturdays in May: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18 and 5/25.
To mitigate Saturday and other disruption to our neighbors, Brearley has taken the following measures: 1) Added a full-time flag man (Monday-Saturdays) to manage double-parked trucks and weekday deliveries 2) Mandated to the construction team that there can be no Saturday deliveries 3) Saturday outside work will be limited to 1st and 2nd floor glass curtain wall work except for the mason who will work on the east side, where the hoist (external elevator) was removed. This will be relatively quiet work and will not start until after 9 am 4) Assigned a red-jacketed, easy-to-see and find, Brearley security guard to the crew on Saturdays from 9 am-5 pm so that neighbors can easily report any issues and he can take care of those in real time with the on-site crew
Please note that there will be no work at the site on Memorial Day--Monday, 5/27.
As always, we urge neighbors to let us know immediately if you observe or hear any problems--either by speaking with the Brearley security guard or phoning our 24/7 hotline at 917-284-9416.
Holidays on Which No Construction Work Will Take Place
New Year’s Day President’s Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
Anticipated Project Milestones
(As of September 2016)
1. Start of Apartment Building Demolition
Early October 2016, Complete in December
January 2017 – June 2019
3. School Moving and Making Ready
4. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
5. School Ready for Students
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our neighbors for their patience with the construction project.
(photo by Eric Antanitus)
Phase IV: Shell & Interiors
(Click on graphic to enlarge site traffic safety plan for this phase of construction.)
Phase three of the project (steel erection) has been completed, the crane was removed from 83rd street and the building has reached its final height. Phase four will consist of building the exterior façade and interior infrastructure of the building. During this phase of the project, the construction fence will continue to be positioned so that the sidewalk on the southern portion of 83rd Street, adjacent to the site, is a part of the construction area. Scaffolding have been built to provide additional protection for pedestrians. Parking in front of the project site, including the North side of 83rd street, will no longer be available.
Trucks will park along the project site on East End Avenue. Flagmen will be strategically positioned to assist the safe passage of pedestrians and the flow of traffic as vehicles enter and leave the project site, and during crane operations. Equipment that will be used during this phase of construction will include cranes, cement and material delivery trucks, equipment, and personnel hoist. Special measures will be taken to reduce the dust and debris from leaving the project site.
The working hours of this phase of the project will be the standard permissible working hours allowed by the Department of Buildings, 7 AM until 6 PM. At this time, no after-hours work or weekend work is expected. Should a special operation, such as an extended concrete pour, be necessary, the construction company will secure the necessary After-Hour Permits from the Department of Buildings, and we will post in advance under the alerts section of this construction website.
Time-lapse Montage of 590 Construction
24/7 Informational Hotline
For both urgent and routine questions and comments about the School's construction project, we encourage our neighbors to phone the Brearley School Informational Construction Hotline at (917) 284-9416. A live operator will answer, and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate member of the Brearley team for a reply.
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Please send your email address to email@example.com if you would like to receive digital updates in addition to the messages we deliver periodically to residents of buildings in the neighborhood.