The DOE will lease the former Most Precious Blood School at 32-52 37th St. for a 270-seat pre-k center.
Roughly 70 percent of kids got their first choice of pre-K; 18 percent didn't get their top three.
The mayor's pre-K initiative favors full-day over half-day programs, like the one offered by the Y.
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras urged centers throughout her district to come forward if they have space.
Families will be able to fill out a single unified application for pre-K seats starting March 16.
It's not the first time Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo have clashed on major policy.
The director of Little Nest's two locations has spent her own money while waiting for funds.
Residents and developers of the affordable housing complex celebrated the ribbon cutting Friday.
The South Bronx's High Bridge saw a big increase in pre-K seats, while Downtown had few new spots.
The former Bishop Ford Catholic school opened 126 pre-K seats after holding a last-minute lottery.
Some pre-K programs in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are in high demand while others have empty seats.
The city has closed Rainbow Montessori's pre-k programs in The Bronx.
At least one parent said he was not informed that a Hudson Heights pre-K would not open Thursday.
Tens of thousands of 4-year-olds started school Thursday in new full-day pre-K seats.
The Department of Investigation says it is investigating at least 5 of the 9 shuttered pre-K programs.
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