Queens Day Care and Senior Center Get New Lease on Life


The city has extended the lease on a five-story daycare and senior center in Jamaica, Queens, according to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).

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DCAS, which handles real estate transactions for city agencies, finalized the deal last month for the entire 78,800-square-foot building at 165-15 Archer Avenue between 165th Street and Merrick Boulevard. The Administration for Children’s Services will continue to use the property as a day care and office, and the Department for the Aging will keep operating it as a senior center.

Over the course of the three-year lease extension, the two agencies will pay roughly $2.1 million ($26 a square foot) through the end of 2018 and around $2.3 million ($28 a square foot) from the beginning of 2019 through the end of the lease.   

ACS used to be a division of the city’s Human Resources Administration, which has occupied the concrete and brick office building since 1978.