Basis Independent Brooklyn, the new for-profit private school (approved by the Board of Standards & Appeals to operate in an industrial & manufacturing zone) is scheduled to open in Red Hook next month, and is holding a parent information session tomorrow evening in the Park Slope public library at Sixth & 9th. If you're shopping around for a last-minute private school place for Brutus or Hildegarde, never fear - applications for September are still being accepted!
News of the meeting led me to check back at Columbia Street to see how work is progressing. It had been a couple of months since I last went over there. This was the state of construction in June
and as you can see, things have moved along somewhat,
but maybe not enough for the standard school tour. If you'd like to see how finished product is expected to look, as per renderings on the Basis website, you can find them here.
The library meeting, which starts at 5:30 p.m., promises to be quite an interesting one...though I'm rather surprised at the choice of venue, given the BPL policies for use of meeting rooms:
Library meeting rooms may NOT be used for:
Commercial purposes, solicitation of business, or non-BPL fundraising
Those piffling rules & regulations!