P.S. 8 Brooklyn Heights Primer Video

Karl Junkersfeld takes us to school.. about P.S. 8.

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  • Gracie

    I like PS8 and the handful of kids I know who attend. Too bad it does not go to 8th grade.
    The building could look so much nicer without the jail-like grids on the windows and a new cornice. It is a handsome 1910 building really. A little greenery out front would be nice too and could provide little shade for the little ones when they are playing in the courtyard.

  • Laura Mardiks

    Thanks for the video. We encourage any alumni in the community to become involved with the school. Please contact me at: lauramardiks@hotmail.com if you or your children attended PS8 or if you know someone who did.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    Laura, so nice to see your name associated with my video. Laura for those not involved with PS8, volunteers and chairs numerous committees for PS8 and is a shining example of what has made this school a success story. Bravo Laura, Brooklyn Heights is very fortunate to have you as a resident.

  • Laura Mardiks

    Thank you Karl!

  • PS 8 parent

    A very nice video, but I wish you’d mentioned Seth Phillips. He more than Joel Klein deserves praise for turning the school around and making it the neighborhood asset that it is.

  • Karl Junkersfeld

    PS 8 parent,

    Look at the attached video made recently at the 57 second marker. I lavished well deserved praise on Seth Phillips and made him a prominent feature of my film. For good reason. I agree, he has done some excellent work. Just didn’t want this film to get redundant with the attached.


  • Ben

    Seth Phillips is NOT responsible for the PS8 turn around he is a part of the DOE works for and at the direction of Klein and Bloomberg. PS8 has come a ways but at PS8 there are problems. Nothing is perfect. Every school has problems, every organization has problems. Phillips is a link in a chain named the DOE, Chain, Chain, Chain, Chain of ____ls.

  • PS 8 parent

    I would disagree. True, PS 8 isn’t perfect, but Seth is a tremendous educator, and he puts the children of PS 8 first. The community is very fortunate to have him at the helm of this school. As for the DOE/Klein/Bloomberg, they seem to be doing everything they can to destroy public education in New York City.