HEADLINE NEWS-Brooklyn Free School Has a New HomePosted: December 24, 2009
To all those who contributed, or supported us in any way, we have reached a milestone! From the days when parents, teachers and students gathered in apartments to form a new education alternative right here in Brooklyn, to now, where we have our own dedicated space. I have posted Mr. Berger’s letter below. Without him, this could not have gotten done. His focus and tenaciousness never let up.
Dear Friends of BFS,
I am hereby announcing that Brooklyn Free School has a new home! We closed on the purchase of 372 Clinton Ave. yesterday! We will begin the new year in a school building that belongs to us, is 50% larger, is 100% above ground with high ceilings, lots of light, plenty of space and in a great location and neighborhood!
I want to thank all of you who contributed to this purchase or helped out in any way! We couldn’t have done it without the support of the immediate and greater BFS community and its many supporters. Now we are on to bigger and better things–the future is bright for BFS and for democratic education in NYC!!
We will be very busy over the next several weeks closing down 120 16th St. and getting 372 Clinton Ave. ready for school to open, so if you want to help out in any way, let me know.
We also still need funds to help pay for the renovation work we need to do to move in and fees that we were able to defer so that we could close on the building yesterday. We’re only doing the work necessary to make sure the facility is safe and clean for now. We estimate that we will need about $50,000 to do this work and pay off the remaining fees.
Thanks again for helping us get us this far. I look forward to continuing to partner with you to build BFS into a major educational institution in NYC, and hope you have a chance in the near future to come and visit us in our new home!!
Enjoy your holidays and have a happy new year!