The playground at PS 199 on West 70th that was closed after debris fell from the adjacent construction site at 200 Amsterdam Avenue reopened this week, but the principal decided on Tuesday to close a portion again as a precautionary measure.
“Another team from the city’s Department of Buildings visited our school and recommended closing this back area of the playground,” she wrote in an email to parents. “Please note: no other incidents have occurred and this is purely precautionary.”
The stop work order that blocks construction on the rear of the building above the 40th floor remains in effect, according to the Department of Buildings website.
When complete, 200 Amsterdam will be the tallest building in the neighborhood.