Thanks to the city's expansion of the program, the number of seats in the neighborhood will go up from 72 to 118 in the upcoming school year.
Under the plan, more than 4,200 full-day pre-K seats will be added across the city.
Currently, there are two schools in the neighborhood that offer pre-K seats — P.S. 174 William Sidney Mount on Dieterle Crescent and P.S. 206 the Horace Harding School on 98th Street. Each of the schools has 36 half-day seats and each had more than 130 applicants during the 2012-'13 school year.
A number of half-day seats in the district will be also converted into full-day seats, including 54 slots at P.S. 117 J. Keld on 143rd Street in Briarwood and 36 seats at P.S. 48 William Wordsworth on 155th Street.
Pre-K applications for public schools are available online and by phone at 718-935-2009. Applications are due April 23.