Preserving Greenpoint's History . . .
Neighborhood Roots Wins Victory for PS 34!
Public School 34 is one of the two top ranked public schools in Brooklyn. P.S. 34 is a school where students excel in the Three R's, and now the school's facade has also been Restored, Repaired and Revered.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated P.S. 34, at 131 Norman Avenue, a Landmark on April 12, 1983. In addition to the architectural significance of the building, P.S. 34 has another claim to fame. Of the many handsome school buildings which proudly stood in NYC's 19th century neighborhoods, Public School 34 is the oldest that continues to serve the purpose for which it was originally built to provide a suitable environment for the education of our children.
P.S. 34 was built in 1867, just two years after the end of the Civil War and the assassination of President Lincoln. It was named after Oliver Hazard Perry, an American naval officer who led the fleet that defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812.