Bronx New School - PS 51X

Draft Health Consultation Completed

The New York State Department of Health, in partnership with the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, has completed a draft health consultation for the former Bronx New School (PS 51X) building at 3200 Jerome Avenue in Bronx, New York. The health consultation is based on the results of air samples collected at the former PS 51X building during 2011 by the New York City Department of Education and the New York City School Construction Authority. In the draft health consultation, the Department of Health compares the levels of trichloroethene in indoor air discovered at the school in 2011 to levels considered a concern for health.

Public Invited to Review Draft Health Consultation

The Public Comment Draft Health Consultation was released in June 2013. DOH is currently seeking the public's review and comment on the Public Comment Draft Health Consultation. The 45-day public comment period will end on August 9, 2013. After this date, the DOH will finalize the health consultation, which will include consideration of public comments.

Please return your completed comment form to:

  • Center for Environmental Health
    Bureau of Environmental Exposure Investigation
    Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1717
    Albany, New York 12237
    Fax: (518) 402-7859

Comments may be emailed to or call us at 518-402-7880.

Public Meeting Announcement

You are invited to attend the Public Meeting and Availability Session on July 1, 2013, to discuss the public health evaluation for the former Bronx New School PS 51X building. The Public Meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. A separate Availability Session will begin right after the Public Meeting where DOH staff will be available to discuss individual questions and concerns. Both sessions will be held at:

  • Parish Hall
    St. Phillip Neri Church
    3025 Grand Concourse

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact Bettsy Prohonic at (518) 402-7530 or email