The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation awarded a 2017 Historic Preservation Award to PS186, a project that Alembic developed in partnership with Monadnock Development and the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem to preserve and adapt the former Public School 186 building. PS186 provides 79 units of affordable, mixed-income housing and a new flagship headquarters and clubhouse for the Boys & Girls Club of Harlem on West 145th Street in Harlem.
Notification of the award reads in part: “Each year the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation recognizes excellence in the preservation and rejuvenation of New York’s historic and cultural treasures. This year it is our honor and pleasure to present a 2017 New York State Historic Preservation Award to the Residences at PS186 / Boys & Girls Club of Harlem. Your commitment to revitalizing the building is extraordinary and has made an important contribution to preserving this local landmark for the greater public good.”
The New York State Historic Preservation Award is the second commendation that PS186 has received. Earlier this year, the New York Landmarks Conservancy awarded the building the Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, a distinction that PS186 shared with eleven other buildings including such notable landmarks as the Met Breuer, the New York Public Library and the Park Avenue Armory.