Plan to convert Nathan's into a school draws community backlash

What happens next to the former site of a Nathan's in Dyker Heights is serving up some major controversy.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2019, 2:38 AM

Updated 1,856 days ago

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Plan to convert Nathan's into a school draws community backlash
What happens next to the former site of a Nathan's in Dyker Heights is serving up some major controversy.
Public officials, including Councilman Justin Brannan, have proposed turning the 20,000-square-foot site into a middle school, citing the severe overcrowding of current schools in the district.
But some in the area aren't so sure that it would be a great idea. Over the last month, opponents of the plan have emerged and grown more vocal.
"Putting a school here is like putting the school right on the top of the Gowanus Parkway," says one opponent to the plan. "The traffic here is horrendous. It's a very unsafe location for kids."
Brannan was unavailable for an interview, but his aides say he is standing firm behind the proposal.


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