Former PS 31 Teacher Who Taught Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr At The School Asks Him To Help Save It


Almost 500 people have signed the petition to save PS 31 aka The Castle on the Concourse from losing its landmark status and being demolished.

Many have left heartfelt comments about the school and building helped shaped their lives but one comment really stands out and it is from Sharan Rosen.

Like Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr, Sharan Rosen attended PS 31. She eventually became a teacher there and taught our borough president.

In her comments on the petition, Rosen says, “The “Castle” should remain just that. It should be restored to its former beauty.P.S. 31 was the first majestic building you would see while driving north on the Grand Concourse. I was a graduate of P.S.31 and then was lucky enough to teach there for over 30 years. I hope my former student , Bronx Borough President Reuben Diaz Jr. will stand behind us in trying to revive the school and the borough.”

Let’s hope Ruben Diaz Jr hears his former teacher’s words and sides with the community on this issue.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign the petition!

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.