The park will get a new basketball court, fitness equipment and "family-oriented" improvements.
The new "audible alarms bill" requires the city to examine schools to see where alarms are necessary.
The "audible alarms bill" is sponsored by central Brooklyn Councilman Robert Cornegy.
Staff, parents and students spoke out against the state's controversial English exams Friday.
A new bill that would alarm elementary school exits is crucial with universal pre-K, its sponsor says.
The bill would add an alarm system to public school exits across the city.
The city is looking into how 4-year-old Symeir Talley-Jasper was able to walk out of P.S. 59 unnoticed.
Lil Yogis offers classes in how to deal with tension and anxiety during and leading up to big tests.
P.S. 40 is losing its pre-K program because of overcrowding.
Zoning changes that begin to take effect in fall of 2013 will help reduce overcrowding in the area.
Nearly 50 parents signed a petition claiming the zoning lines for the new P.S. 281 would hurt the school.
The District 2 Community Education Council voted to approve sweeping zoning changes Thursday.
Chancellor Walcott said he hopes to replicate the partnership behind the new P.S. 59 building.
P.S. 281 is scheduled to open on East 35th Street near First Avenue in fall of 2013.
The new facility gives the school space for two galleries to exhibit student work.
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