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A New Home for Academy of American Studies

The city will build a new school in Dutch Kills to house the students at Academy of American Studies, who currently have to share space with Newcomers High School at 28-01 41st Avenue.  DNAInfo is reporting that the new 4-story school will be located at 40-11 28th St and will open in Fall 2021.

Academy of American Studies was founded in 1996 by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Students currently occupy two buildings in Dutch Kills: no plans announced yet for the building at 28-04 41st Avenue which will be vacated when the school moves to its new home.

There are more schools coming to our neighborhood: two primary schools are included in the next phases of the Hunters Point South development, and another will be constructed as part of a project planned for city-owned land at the end of 44th Drive.


Newcomers High School,  photo credit Canadian Pacific via Flickr/Creative Commons


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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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