St. George Civic Association
St. George is an active, growing community on the north shore of Staten Island, across the harbor from Manhattan. The St. George Civic Association works for managed growth and development, for improved schools, for public safety, for better transportation both public and private, including the Staten Island Ferry, and for increased recreational and retail amenities in our neighborhood and throughout Staten Island.
|V I S I T U S O N F A C E B O O K|
Ferry Riders Committee meeting dates and other information are on their pages HERE.
Staten Island Arts
NYPD 120th Precinct Community Council meeting schedule appears on the Public Safety Committee page
NEXT GENERAL MEETING
Agenda January 14th:
How are recent changes and developments in our community affecting our historic communities?
Curtis High School expansion: destruction of the historic stone wall
Affordable housing development at 93 Monroe Avenue, between Monroe & Montgomery
Lighthouse Point: damaging the historic brick wall
Is the proposed Curtis high school expansion plan good for the education of our students?
The resolution below was passed at our June 4th general meeting.
WHEREAS Curtis High School is, by many times over, the most overcrowded high school in Staten Island; and
WHEREAS other high schools in the borough, including New Dorp High, Petrides High and McKee High are currently occupied at less than 100% capacity; and
WHEREAS an additional high school and middle school are desperately needed by residents of Staten Island's north shore, particularly with new developments soon to add hundreds of residential units; and
WHEREAS by the City's own estimates, the expanded school will still result in a Curtis High School that is vastly more overcrowded than any HIGH school in Staten Island, with a population of approximately 140% of capacity; and
WHEREAS the neighborhood in the vicinity of Curtis High School is heavily burdened by the traffic, parking, littering, and security problems attendant to the presence of a high school; and
WHEREAS the currently proposed addition to Curtis High School would add a net total of only seven classrooms, which is insufficient to meet the educational needs of our community for the present and the near future; and
WHEREAS architects say that to provide bleachers for the proposed gymnasium, which comprises half of the proposed addition, the landmarked 150-year-old stone wall which is the neighborhood's signature feature and the backdrop of its historic district, would be demolished;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the St. George Civic Association calls for the funding and construction of a new high school on Staten Island's north shore and opposes the proposed expansion of Curtis.SAVE OUR
HISTORIC STONE WALLS!
Sign online petition protesting Curtis High School proposed construction plan.
Click here to visit the SGCA historic preservation site
View from the Terrace in the late 1990s:
harbor panorama during ballpark construction preparations.
St. George Civic Association
Post Office Box 987
Staten Island, NY 10301
|President: Theo Dorian
Vice President: David Goldfarb
Treasurer: Bertram Ploog
Recording Secretary: Victoria Harding
Corresponding Secretary: John Kilcullen
Members at Large: Sarah Power, Bob Zion