Upper East Side Patch UES High Schoolers Petition City For New Gym, Get 3K Signatures by Brendal Krisel
City Councilman Ben Kallos — who says he's been in talks with the city Department of Education and School Construction Authority to get more physical education spaces in district since he's been elected — helped students facilitate their petition and included it in his monthly newsletter for constituents.
"It's amazing that Eleanor Roosevelt High School has championed athletics given that they don't actually have a gym. Hopefully this can help their sports program grow to the next level," Kallos told Patch.
Kallos noted that while of the Upper East Side's private schools are building or already have field houses for athletics, public schools are left without adequate space.