Category Archives: Education

BASIS School to open in Red Hook this fall, by George Fiala

The BASIS Independent School received permission to run a Red Hook School at a March 25 hearing of the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA). The school, which will be located at 556 Columbia Street, is located in an IBZ … Continue reading

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BASIS Independent School’s for-profit strategy, by George Fiala

The initial controversy surrounding the BASIS Independent School stemmed from their under-the-radar approach in entering our community. While they assured a Community Board 6 (CB6) committee that they had done sufficient groundwork, it turned out that very few in the … Continue reading

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Update on BASIS Independent School in Red Hook, by George Fiala

Since we published our last issue, we have learned a few things about the effort to build an elite private school close to the Red Hook Houses. The owner of the land, who is also a general contractor (his for-rent … Continue reading

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Alex House Project helps young moms, by Angela Johnson-Archer

Raising children is a complex juggling act that requires parents to act as nurturers, providers and disciplinarians. For many teen and young adult mothers, the difficulty of moving between so many complex roles is exacerbated by limited access to education … Continue reading

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CB 6 whacks BASIS School, by George Fiala

At its December General Board meeting, Community Board 6 (CB 6) did something unusual. They voted against the recommendation of one of its committees. Last month at a Miccio Center hearing, the Land Use Committee heard an application from the … Continue reading

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Editorial – Our thoughts on a Red Hook for the rich and famous

Community disasters can be natural or man-made. Last year’s hurricane Sandy was of the natural kind, and we are still dealing with its after-effects. Now, the first new construction in the vicinity of the Red Hook Houses has the potential … Continue reading

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Elite private school to be built near Red Hook Houses, by George Fiala

A private K-12 school catering to parents who can afford $23,500 annual tuition is about to receive a variance allowing it to be constructed in Red Hook. It will be built on what is now a truck parking lot at … Continue reading

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