Landlord sells Red Hook day care center

A longtime day care and pre-K in Red Hook is at risk of shutting down because its landlord sold the building. The Strong Place for

A longtime day care and pre-K in Red Hook is at risk of shutting down because its landlord sold the building.

A longtime day care and pre-K in Red Hook is at risk of shutting down because its landlord sold the building. (2/18/16)

BROOKLYN - A longtime day care and pre-K in Red Hook is at risk of shutting down because its landlord sold the building.

The Strong Place for Hope Day Care is a city-funded nonprofit that has served low-income and diverse families since 1970.

"We're not losing our funding, but funding is useless if we don't have a building to conduct our programming," says Lorraine Pennisi.

The city leases the building from Jacbel Realty, which in December notified the day care that a private school is buying the building.

A representative of Jacbel tells News 12 that the company has no comment on the sale.

According to Jacbel’s notice to the day care, the city has the option of matching the private school's bid to buy the building itself and keep the Strong Place for Hope in business. The deadline for that is March 25.

The city says it's exploring its options.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Bratton led the NYPD from 1994 to 1996 1 De Blasio picks William Bratton to head NYPD
2 Farmingdale State men's basketball headed to NCAA tourney
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 3 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Pauline Garner says she has been sleeping on 4 NYCHA tenant without furniture after ceiling leak
5 Park Slope coffee shop offers space for community use

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE