Two Area Schools Slated for Closure

In a sweep of citywide school closings, the Department of Education has announced the impending closure of two schools near the East Village. SchoolBook reports that Washington Irving High School, at 16th Street and Irving Place, and the Legacy School For Integrated Studies, at 14th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, are among the 19 schools that the city will begin to phase out starting next year.