To provide for the growing community on the East side of Manhattan this 72,000 sqf new elementary school can serve 500 students. The building is organized into four teaching pods: Kindergarten-1st grade, 2nd -3rd Grades, 4th-5th Grades, and Special Education. The remainder of the building has common use spaces dispersed throughout. There are two FEMA shelters within the building: one in the gymnasium and the other integrated into the Special Education pod.
The building was named in honor of Oliver Brown who was one of the defendants in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.