Parents say construction of the 20-story nursing home will be detrimental to their children's education.
Children who are timid about reading aloud find freedom in reading to two Havanese dogs.
The West 97th Street project has faced widespread opposition from the surrounding neighorhood.
With the support of local leaders, the Stryker Park group said their plan has gained momentum.
Parents and officials have been fighting a planned 20-story nursing home set to go up next to P.S. 63.
A new public art project will feature flowers inspired by street signs on West 97th Street.
Parents grilled Carmen Fariña on the development near P.S. 163 and the long waitlist at P.S. 199.
Local elected officials wants to require developers to get city approval to build near schools.
The program would pair volunteers with struggling ELL students to boost their confidence in English.
Locals affected by the proposed development criticized JHL's plan at a hearing with state officials.
Jewish Home Lifecare is moving ahead with construction in 2014 despite continued outcry from neighbors.
Applications for the city's hundreds of free pre-K programs will be available in early March.
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