BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ
Long Island City’s Academy of American Studies, which is currently operating out of Newcomers High School, will get a new facility in four years, the city’s Department of Education (DOE) announced.
Projected to open in 2021, the new four-story building will be constructed at 40-11 28th St. It will include 969 seats.
The School Construction Authority’s latest filing with the city’s Department of Buildings shows that in addition to providing enough seats to accommodate the school’s student population and future students, the facility will include a gymnasium, library, cafeteria and kitchen as well as state-of-the-art equipment.
For more than a decade, the Academy of American Studies has been split between Newcomers High School, located at 28-01 41st Ave., and another building located at 28-04 41st Ave.
The new school will bring all of the academy’s students under one roof. It will also allow Newcomers High School to occupy its entire building, ultimately adding seats to both schools.
The academy will also vacate the building at 28-04 41st Ave. after it relocates to its new site. No further plans have been announced for that building.
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