Majority Leader Van Bramer Tours New $200 Million School Buildings at P.S.11 & I.S. 125

On Thursday, August 31st, I joined the School Construction Authority, Assemblyman Brian Barnwell, and P.S. 11 and I.S. 125 faculty and staff, to tour the new state-of-the-art facilities at P.S. 11 in Woodside and I.S.125 in Sunnyside, set to open for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Our kids deserve nothing but the best, and I’m proud of the work we’ve done to fund and build an unprecedented number of schools in Western Queens. I had the opportunity to tour two beautiful new school facilities at P.S. 11 and I.S. 125 set to open in time for the 2017-2018 school year. Together, these projects bring nearly 1000 new seats to alleviate overcrowding and represent a nearly $200 million investment in our children, which is an investment in the future of our community. I’m grateful to the parents, faculty and staff, and community members who have joined in this fight to give all of our children the space, resources, and tools they need to succeed.

The completed 350-seat, $92 million P.S. 11 annex in Woodside and the 600-seat, $84 million I.S. 125 annex in Sunnyside, which replaced decade’s old portable units, include state of the art classrooms and technology, libraries, dance studios, and renovated cafeterias.


To alleviate overcrowding in City Council District 26 schools, Majority Leader Van Bramer has overseen the construction, siting, or funding of 12 new schools in Western Queens including the completion of a 430 seat elementary school P.S. 343 in Sunnyside, a 578-seat expansion of P.S./I.S 78 in Long Island City, a 1,100-seat facility for the Riverview School, the Academy for Careers in Television and Film, and the Hunters Point Community Middle School in Long Island City, and a 470 seat elementary school P.S. 361 in Woodside—which was the first new school to be built in Woodside in 60 years.