Several Downtown schools raise over $100,000 from their annual spring auctions and galas.
The coffee shop, which has four other locations, will open inside 8 Spruce St. later this year.
Spruce Street School wants a crossing guard and less illegal parking after a recent accident.
A car sent kids and parents scattering and hit a woman before speeding away Monday morning, police said.
Parents and students at the Spruce Street School joined hands to protest Cuomo's controversial reforms.
The South Bronx's High Bridge saw a big increase in pre-K seats, while Downtown had few new spots.
The DOE had hinted that the Spruce Street middle school might not open as planned.
Some Downtown schools cut their pre-K, but the Spruce Street School is opening a new 18-seat class.
Downtown's crowded elementary schools have more applicants than seats for their kindergarten programs.
Many pre-K programs still have vacancies ahead of Wednesday's application deadline, the DOE said.
More than 100 kids remain on the wait-lists for Downtown kindergartens.
Most of lower Manhattan's elementary schools have placed children on long wait-lists.
The crossing, which is near the Spruce Street School, has long been a cause of concern among parents.
A new pre-K is coming to Lower Manhattan, but parents still want to see more seats in the area.
P.S. 234 and P.S. 276 will both have to hold lotteries for kindergarten this year.
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