Groundbreaking for new Science lab building at Bronx Science High School


By Robert Press

Wednesday afternoon Alumni from the Bronx High School of Science gathered to break ground for a new part of the school that would house a new science lab. This new science lab area would be available to all Bronx high school students however, and not just those who attend the Bronx High School of Science. Bronx public Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter said that, when she spoke. She added that this will level the playing field a little for those students who may not have a science lab in their schools. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio was introduced by Principal Rachel Hoyle to say a few words, and he thanked Bronx Science Alumni Stanley Mann, the Bronx Science Alumni Foundation, Fund for Public Schools, and the Doe fund for Public school, in helping make this new science lab area a possibility. The School Construction Authority will build the new building. 

Mayor de Blasio went on to say a few things about the amazing people in the world who went to New York City public schools, but his bias against Bronx Science High School was evident, when the mayor said that he was a Brooklynite, and that his son went to Brooklyn Tech High School. Stuyvesant High school makes up the original specialized high schools in the city which students must take an exam to be admitted to.

On hand for the groundbreaking were several Bronx elected officials who graduated from Bronx Science High School, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, his son Councilman Eric Dinowitz, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Assemblyman Kenny Burgos, and Queens State Senator and former New York City Comptroller John Liu. Also many other Bronx Science Alumni were in attendance.


As Mayor de Blasio arrives, you can see the green construction fence behind him.

After speaking to the audience the mayor spoke personally to Alumni Stanley Mann thanking him for his donation, as Principal Hoyle watches.

It was then on to the groundbreaking with Public Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter, and Principal Hoyle.

(L-R) Chancellor Meisha Porter, an unidentified Alumni, Assemblyman Kenny Burgos is behind the women without a helmet, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz, Alumni Stanley Mann, Mayor Bill De Blasio, State Senator John Liu, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Councilman Eric Dinowitz, School staff, and Principal Hoyle ready to toss the ceremonial shovel of dirt.

The ground is broken as you can see the dirt flying. 

Two different views of what the new Science Lab building will look like.
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