Developer Takes a Nosedive as Court Orders Foreclosure and Sale of Old P.S. 64 in the East Village

Angie Hernandez, a former dance teacher at CHARAS, and activist Chino Garcia at a December 17 rally outside P.S. 64. Sarah Ferguson

With a stroke of her pen last Friday, December 23, New York Supreme Court Justice Melissa Crane appears to have ended developer Gregg Singer’s two-decades-long campaign to convert a landmarked former school building in the East Village into an upscale college dorm.

Justice Crane ruled that Singer — who purchased the dilapidated, turn-of-the-century school near Tompkins Square Park in 1998 — has defaulted on the $44 million loan he took out in 2016 to finance his dorm conversion scheme.

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