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Harbor School Relocated to Stuyvesant After Governors Island Power Outage

By Julie Shapiro | February 25, 2014 10:03am
 The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School is based on Governors Island.
The Urban Assembly New York Harbor School is based on Governors Island.
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MANHATTAN — A power outage on Governors Island shut down the New York Harbor School Tuesday morning and forced students to relocate to Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan, officials said.

"Late yesterday afternoon, Con Edison reported a problem with providing power to Governors Island," said Elizabeth Rapuano, spokeswoman for the Trust for Governors Island, in a statement. "The Harbor School was therefore relocated to Stuyvesant High School for the day. Con Edison is actively working to restore power."

The Department of Education confirmed the temporary move of the 432-student maritime-focused high school. All the school's students and staff reported to Stuyvesant, at 345 Chambers St. in Battery Park City, which has 3,290 high school students, officials said.

A Con Edison spokesman said power was expected to be restored to Governors Island by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The problem stemmed from an issue with a Con Edison cable at Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn, which supplies power to Governors Island, the spokesman said.

With reporting by Trevor Kapp and Irene Plagianos