Speaker Silver is offering space in his office building to create more classrooms at DOE headquarters.
The Peck Slip School, located in Tweed Courthouse, is cramming up to 50 students into classrooms.
Downtown's crowded elementary schools have more applicants than seats for their kindergarten programs.
Most of lower Manhattan's elementary schools have placed children on long wait-lists.
A new pre-K is coming to Lower Manhattan, but parents still want to see more seats in the area.
Lower Manhattan's elementary schools are popular but overcrowded.
Parents at the Battery Park City school want to limit the number of kindergarten classes next fall.
Dozens of Downtown kids could be given spaces at P.S. 1 in Chinatown as soon as the fall of 2013.
The Peck Slip Post Office is closing Friday and moving to 116 John St. on June 4, 2012.
Parents said the city needs to build another new school in Lower Manhattan.
Four of Downtown's five zoned elementary schools have kindergarten waitlists, school staff said.
P.S. 234 has received 163 applications for 125 kindergarten seats.
Siblings of current P.S. 234 students snapped up 52 of the 125 available seats.
The Peck Slip School will open with two kindergarten classes in the fall of 2012.
The Peck Slip School will now offer 712 elementary seats, 56 more than had been announced in November.
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