Manhattan Country School Closes $28M Buy on UWS



150 West 85th Street.
150 West 85th Street.

The Manhattan Country School has closed on its $28 million purchase of 150 West 85th Street, now home to Mannes College The New School for Music, according to property records. The deal closed on Jan. 23 and was recorded with the city today.

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The building, completed in 1924 and situated between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, will be able to house a gym and science lab, among other amenities, over its 36,000 square feet. The school is expected to move from its current home at 7 East 96th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue in 2016, according to a Wall Street Journal article from last September.

“When the transaction is completed…we will have a beautiful space to create a new home, where we can extend the school’s mission and build a firm financial foundation for the future by doubling enrollment,” said Michèle Solá, Manhattan Country School’s director, on its website earlier this year.

Neither Ms. Solá nor a representative from the New School could immediately be reached for comment.