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Snow Closes 'Dangerous' UWS Playground to Students During Recess

The P.S. 166 playground often has to close after a snowstorm because of its design, parents said.

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Best Places to Celebrate Halloween on the Upper West Side

The neighborhood is bursting with celebrations and Halloween events this weekend and next week. 

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'Dangerous' UWS Playground's Redesign Back to Drawing Board, Locals Say

The playground redesign is being reconsidered, months after the initial design was approved. 

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Overhaul of 'Dangerous' UWS Playground Delayed Again

Delays in renovations to the P.S. 166 playground may push construction further into the school year.

Upper West Side »

CB7 Greenlights City's Redesign for 'Dangerous' UWS Playground

Local leaders approved the Parks Department's changes for Playground 89 at P.S. 166. 

Upper West Side »

P.S. 166 Playground Redesign Approved Despite Opposition

The redesign of the playground sparked a heated debate between Upper West Side parents.

Upper West Side »

Former Supporter Leads Fight Against P.S. 166 Playground Renovation Plan

An opposition group is threatening a plan for local playground renovations this summer. 

Astoria »

Astoria Parents Vying for P.S. 122's Coveted G&T Irked by Scoring Error

Even more students now qualify for the prestigious program, stressing local parents.

Upper West Side »

Parks Dept. Promises to Fix 'Dangerous' P.S. 166 Playground This Summer

The city will fix the playground at P.S. 166 after parents complained about children getting hurt.

Upper West Side »

Kids Injured Daily at Upper West Side Playground, Councilwoman Says

PS 166 parents are calling for an overhaul of the playspace, which they say has been hazardous for years.

Astoria »

DOE to Cut Gifted Classes at Astoria's Prestigious P.S. 122

The city will dramatically reduce the size of the school's G&T middle school, to the outrage of parents.

Long Island City »

P.S. 166 Students Win Fight for Gifted Middle School Seats in Queens

Current gifted students will be granted spots at a new program that will launch next year at I.S. 126.

Astoria »

Schools with Gifted Programs in Demand in Western Queens

The neighborhood's most sought-after schools include P.S. 122, P.S. 85 and P.S. 166, known for their G&T.

Long Island City »

Prestigious Queens G&T Program to Extend to Eighth Grade, Chancellor Says

P.S. 85's STEM Academy is currently K-5 and the only citywide gifted program without a middle school.

Astoria »

Walcott to Meet With Parents About More G&T Seats in Astoria

Parents in District 30 have demanded more seats for gifted and talented children.

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