Ruth Arberman, the founder of The Sterling School—a privately run elementary school for second through sixth graders in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn—has spent five hellish years looking for a new location for her school.
Arberman has visited various sites, including a cellar space on Smith Street under a MET Foodmarkets grocery store, which didn’t have windows. She scoffed at the idea of teaching her students without daylight, but that wasn’t nearly as bad as the price.
Aberman’s 18-year-old school currently operates in 4,000 square feet at 299 Pacific Street, and its search is finally coming to an end: The Sterling School is in contract to purchase a 13,000-square-foot condominium unit at 124-134 Atlantic Avenue, a former medical condo, from Fortis Property Group. The asking price is approximately $4.3 million, according to TerraCRG’s Peter Schubert, who is marketing the property for the seller. (The school would give up its current space for the new digs.)
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