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.
    • Preliminary Exterior View of 590 East 83rd St.

Alerts


###CONSTRUCTION ALERTS##

CRANE WORK AND STREET CLOSING MOVED TO SUNDAY JUNE 24.

DUE TO UNFORSEEN SET-UP ISSUES WITH THE CRANE AND SPECIFICALLY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE OPERATION, WE WILL NEED TO MOVE THE CRANE WORK TO
SUNDAY, JUNE 24, THE BACK-UP DAY, WE HAD SPECIFIED IN OUR MESSAGE TO NEIGHBORS.

WE VERY MUCH REGRET THIS ADDITIONAL INCONVENIENCE TO OUR NEIGHBORS.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL INFORMATION POSTED BELOW FOR THE STREET CLOSING TODAY WILL BE IN EFFECT TOMORROW ON JUNE 24.
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The following is the message hand-delivered to over 30 neighboring buildings about the street closing that will take place on June 23, 2018

June 21, 2018,
 
 
Dear Neighbors,
 
We are writing to let you know that on Saturday, June 23, 2018, we will need to close East 83rd Street between East End and York Avenues as well as all lanes on East End Avenue except for one south bound and one north bound lane from 82nd to 84th Streets. We will need to have a crane onsite on the date noted above to lift the generator and rooftop chillers for the new building at 590 East 83rd Street. PLEASE NOTE: Exceptionally this closure is scheduled to run from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM, for one day only, with Sunday, June 24, as the back-up date. As always, this is dependent upon permit approval. The alternate weekend is June 30 and July 1.
 
Please note: THIS IS DEPENDENT UPON WEATHER AND PERMIT APPROVAL.
 
The longer than usual closure is needed to ensure that the work can be completed in one day, weather permitting. The extended period is required because of longer required set up time for the rig.
 
Once the generator and chillers have been lifted, we do not anticipate the need for additional crane-related street closings.
 
Please see below for a summary construction alert for this weekend.
 
We are pleased to confirm again that work on the building is proceeding on schedule, toward the planned opening in September 2019. You may have noticed that we are continuing to enclose more of the structure, and that will mean we are required to keep on more lights overnight for safety reasons. We are very much aware of the impact on our neighbors of lights on the site, and we will be shielding them wherever possible. 
 
We are less than 12 months from the anticipated completion of construction, and we sincerely thank you, once again, for your patience with the project.
 
With best regards,
 
Doris Coleman
Director of Construction and Facilities
facilitiesproject@brearley.org
 

 
 
CONSTRUCTION ALERT--CRANE ONSITE AT 590 EAST 83RD STREET ON JUNE 23 FROM 5:00 AM- 10:00 PM
 
EAST 83RD STREET BETWEEN EAST END AND YORK AVENUES AND ALL LANES ON EAST END AVENUE EXCEPT FOR ONE SOUTH BOUND AND ONE NORTH BOUND LANE FROM 82ND STREET TO 84TH STREET CLOSURE TO TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 23.
 
1) Please do not park on either side of East End Avenue from 82nd Street to 84th Street and on East 83rd Street in the construction area between East End and York Avenues (parking will be available west of the garage on East 83rd Street).
 
***Be sure to remove your car by 4:00 am or it will be towed.***
 
2) Special Note to monthly patrons of the garage just west of East End Avenue on 83rd Street:
 
Recognizing that you are likely to be inconvenienced by these street closing restrictions, we are offering monthly garage patrons a reimbursement of up to $50 for each day you have to pay for alternate parking because you are unable to enter and exit this garage due to our project.
 
3) Once the crane is removed, parking will immediately be returned on East End Avenue and East 83rd Street. In addition, all lanes on East End Avenue, between East 82nd and East 84th Streets will be reopened.
 


2-Week Look Ahead

Week of June 25-29, 2018
  • Roofing, parapet extension tube steel, Exterior metal studs west, north, east 9th -10th fls,  lintel adjustments 9th – 10th north, west, dens glass 8th -9th fls north, west, east  Sheetrock 1 side 4th fl
  • Masonry exterior 3rd, Block work  6th fl , cellar
  • Electric roughing floors , sprinkler mains 6th, 7th fl, Ductwork, 6th , 7th fl ,  elevator work,  Framing cellar walls
  • Piping cellar units, Scaffolding north, 10-12 ,deliver curtain wall 10thfl
Week of July 2-6, 2018 : HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! No work will take place on the site in observance of Memorial Day
  • Roofing , Exterior metal studs 10,11, 12th fls  lintel adjustment 10th fl , dens glass 9 1/2 thru 10, 10th fl west, north
  •  Masonry exterior 3rd, 4th fls, Blockwork  6th fl walls 
  •  Windows 8th fl, curtainwall 10th fl , electrical, sprinkler roughing, sprinkler ductwork
  • Framing 10th, 11 th fl walls

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


(Long-range project milestones are on the right.)


 

 


 

Anticipated Project Milestones

(As of September 2016)

1. Start of Apartment Building Demolition
Early October 2016, Complete in December
2. Construction
January 2017 – June 2019
3. School Moving and Making Ready
Summer 2019
4. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
September 2019
5. School Ready for Students
September 2019
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.

We Need Your Email Address

Please send your email address to facilitiesproject@brearley.org if you would like to receive digital updates in addition to the messages we deliver periodically to residents of buildings in the neighborhood.

How to Contact Us Directly

If you would like to contact Doris Coleman, Brearley's Director of Construction and Facilities, please email her at facilitiesproject@brearley.org or directly at dcoleman@brearley.org.
    • 590 Allocation of Space
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