Major addition to Bronx public school opens its doors

Renovations made to P.S. 19X
Photos courtesy of RKTB

A Woodlawn school that had outgrown its capacity recently underwent a facelift and now has doubled in size and floor area and features amenities such as a combined cafeteria and auditorium space.

P.S. 19X, 4318 Katonah Ave., which serves kindergarten to eighth grade, now boasts new administrative offices, replacing those in the existing building and modern classrooms.

There is also a new entrance with tiles on the walls etched with inspiring quotes from notable historic figures interred at Woodlawn Cemetery, including Irving Berlin, Miles Davis and Duke Ellington, among others.

RKTB Architects collaborated with the New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) on the project.

“P.S. 19X represents not only an increase in size, but also a vast improvement in quality, accessibility, and safety,” Albert Aronov, AIA, principal with RKTB. “The new assembly space provides a meeting room that community groups will be able to utilize after school hours. The expanded, reimagined P.S. 19 will serve as a resource for Woodlawn and Bronx residents for generations.”

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