The Erasmus Academy Building is an early City landmark that was built in 1787. It was the first secondary school in the state, with contributions from Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, Aaron Burr, Robert Livingston, and several other founding fathers.
It was vacated about 20 years ago and has deteriorated since that time. It is, however, structurally sound. The building has housed administration offices, a library and museum in the past. Certainly, there would be many non-classroom uses again when the building is restored.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Councilmember Mathieu Eugene support FY2018 city capital funding for the exterior restoration of this important building.
The City’s FY2018 Capital Budget is now being finalized. Please convey your support by writing to key people listed below with a simple statement, such as:
Support the $1.3 million capital budget allocation to make the landmark Erasmus Academy Building usable again.
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