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EW Howell Completes Expansion for Private Schools in Harlem, West Village

EW Howell Construction Group recently completed expansion and renovation work at two prominent private schools in Manhattan. The builder served as general contractor for constructing a new, 30,000-square-foot home for Harlem Academy at 655 St. Nicholas Ave. and also led the expansion of Village Community School at 272 W. 10th Street. 

“Harlem Academy was a unique project because of the size of the project site, which allowed for a brand-new building and a ground-level play yard, a rare opportunity we don’t often see for private schools in Manhattan,” said Dominic Paparo, a VP at EW Howell who oversaw the project.  

At Village Community School, the 30,000-square-foot, five-level expansion required deep site excavation to allow for a new gymnasium in the cellar. The expansion also features a new library, new classrooms, a rooftop play yard and classrooms for specialized skills such as woodshop

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