St. Charles Not For Sale

coll1.gifThe Brooklyn Eagle reports that the St. Charles Borromeo School property is not currently up for sale as recently speculated in Brooklyn Paper:


In spite of the many rumors swirling about the fate of the now-empty St. Charles Borromeo School building in Brooklyn Heights, the Diocese of Brooklyn said the desirable property at 23 Sidney Place is definitely not for sale. 

However, contrary to the hopes of many parishioners, the school will not be reopened, according to the Diocese.

“There are no plans to reopen the school,” said Frank De Rosa, spokesperson for the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens. “It’s not up for sale. It’s possible, down the line, if there are inquiries about leasing, any proposal will be considered.”

‘News To Me’
“We are trying to reopen the school,” insisted a member of the Financial Committee of Saint Charles Borromeo Church yesterday. “It’s going back to Saint Charles Borromeo grammar school.”

When told that the Diocese was firm that the school would not reopen, the committee member said, “That’s news to me. At the last meeting we had, we talked about making repairs, fixing windows.” Rev. Charles A. Kraus, pastor of Saint Charles, did not return calls by press time.


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  • mb

    I’m told that the school definitely isn’t being sold, and they’re working on re-opening. There are asbestos issues that need to be addressed in the wake of the fire, among others.