HASC breaks ground for its new campus in Brooklyn


Community members and elected officials stood proudly stood together celebrated the start of construction at 120 Ave. M, where a new center of operations and HASC Center Campus will [soon] stand.

For half a century, the Hebrew Academy for Special Children has served individuals with special needs, providing care and services for thousands of children, adults and their families in homes and buildings spread throughout Brooklyn.

Rep. Yvette Clark, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli, Assembly members Simcha Eichenstein, Steven Cymbrowitz, Helene Weinstein, and Brian Cunningham, NYC Comptroller Brad Lander, City Council members Kalman Yeger and Rita Joseph, and Boro Park’s Joel Eisdorfer, a senior adviser to Mayor Adams, were just a few of the community leaders in attendance.

The new campus, a state-of-the-art three-story facility that will span one city block on Avenue M, between McDonald Avenue and East 2nd Street, which HASC President Abe Eisner described as “the perfect location from which to serve Brooklyn’s special needs community — right in the heart of our community, between Boro Park and Flatbush.”