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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.



Advance Notice about Needed Additional Saturday Work in March

Dear Neighbors,

We know that you'll be happy to hear that the anticipated completion of the 590 project is less than three months away--with the anticipated ontime opening of the school building in the fall of 2019.

In order to keep the project on track to being completed on time--and which which will mean an emphasis on indoor, less noisy work--we have received a permit for the following Saturday work that will take place in March from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 and 3/23 and 3/30. The Saturday work will NOT involve a street or lane closing on either 83rd Street or East End Avenue, but we wanted to let you know about it in advance.

Please continue to visit this construction web page at www.brearley.org/construction to confirm the Saturdays on which there will be work on the site.
As always, we're extremely grateful for your patience with the project, and we encourage you to be in touch with any questions or concerns--via email to dcoleman@brearley.org or by phone to our 24/7 hotline at 917-284-9416.

2) During the week of March 25-29, please note that following a period of rain and wind, timely completion of projects may require daily work until 7:30 pm.

3) We will be required in April to continue with Saturday work. We are hoping that an exception can be made on Saturday, April 20. We will keep you updated; please continue to check this page.


2-Week Look Ahead

Week of March 22-29, 2019
  • Bathroom tile 10, 2nd,Kitchen ,handicapped toilet 5th,6th,Ceilings  2nd fl 5th,8th fl, stair well  taping, Misc metals 1st, 6th, Mechanical equipment roof 12,11 linears  2nd fl, 
  • Windows panels 4,3,north,east 6th,5th, W-4 panel south,Masonry tie backs, Sprinkler cellar 1st floor
  • Flooring ,laboratory casework, cabinets millwork, Frame  denseglass hoist run location 5th fl up, lintel adjustment.
 Week of April 1-5, 2019 
  • Bathroom tile 12, 2nd fl kitchen handicapped toilets 2nd 6th, Ceilings 2nd fl Stair well taping,  
  • Painting stairwells Misc  metals 1st, 12 thfl, Mechanical equipment start up fans & motors, 
  • Windows caulk  panels north,  east  frames hoist  run, Masonry  tie backs  Sprinkler cellar  1st fl,
  • Laboratory casework, millwork,  lintel adjustment ,  masonry  hoist run, Roofing 10,12th pavers,

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
The Brearley School
610 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
(212) 744-8582
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