City Council hears testimony on ideas for what do with the Kingsbridge Armory

The debate over what to do with the Kingsbridge Armory continued Friday as the City Council listened to testimony on different ideas for the vacant property.

The 90-year-old Kingsbridge Armory takes up four blocks and has been vacant for years. In the past, there has been talk of building a string of retail stores, but that's not what the residents want. They feel schools should be built on the vacant site to help ease the overcrowding problem.

A representative from the city's Economic Development Corporation testified before the City Council Committee about how the Bloomberg administration is open to the idea of using the land for schools. But the representative added that the administration wants it to also be used for economic development.

Those who have rallied on the matter say they are happy the Bloomberg administration is starting to listen.

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