Parents want NYU to extend a year-end deadline for a new public school on Bleecker Street.
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.
The proposed changes will go into effect when the Foundling school opens in 2014.
The DOE will re-draw zones in Chelsea and the West Village for the 2014 school year.
A mistake sent students slated for the under-enrolled P.S. 267 to other schools instead.
P.S. 281 is scheduled to open on East 35th Street near First Avenue in fall of 2013.
Washington Irving and High School of Graphic Communication Arts named as "suggested sites."
Success Academy charter school is planning to open two schools in overcrowded District 2 in Manhattan.
Parents of prospective P.S. 59 students are facing waitlists for both kindergarten and first grade.
Critics of Success Academy charter school said Manhattan's District 2 is already overcrowded.
The DOE may eliminate pre-k programs to free up space for hundreds of waitlisted kindergartners.
Even though other schools have huge waitlists, P.S. 11 has accommodated all its zoned students.
P.S. 234 has received 163 applications for 125 kindergarten seats.
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