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Upper West Side »

City Adding Dozen Kindergarten Spots at P.S. 199 To Ease Waitlist

The DOE has added seats to P.S. 199 despite promising not to increase enrollment.

Midtown »

Subway Delays Improve Slightly in Recent Months but Still Bad, MTA Says

Delays are up nearly 20 percent this year over last, even with modest improvements since March.

Upper West Side »

Luxury Real Estate Continues to Boom Next to Struggling School

Eighty percent of P.S. 191 students are disadvantaged in an area with apartments selling for millions. 

Forest Hills »

Former Hospital Won't Be Converted into School Despite Parents' Hopes

The DOE said it won't pursue the site of the former Parkway Hospital.

Upper West Side »

Education Leaders Consider 'Super Zone' to Allow for Greater School Choice

A committee is considering changes to District 3's boundaries for easier admission to local schools. 

Upper West Side »

UWS Parents Fear Student Squeeze in DOE Plan to Add Kindergarten Classes

P.S. 87 and P.S. 9 are both getting an additional kindergarten class next school under the DOE's plan.

Clinton Hill »

Turnstiles Changed at Clinton-Washington C Train Stop Due to Overcrowding

The MTA replaced the high entrance/exit turnstiles with waist-level ones to help passenger flow.

Sunnyside »

Sunnyside Yards Affordable Housing Raises Concerns About Transit, Schools

A plan to build 11,250 affordable units at the site must address infrastructure, local leaders say.

Brooklyn Heights »

Parents Urge DOE to Address Overcrowding at Brooklyn Heights School

P.S. 8 The Robert Fulton School was at 142 percent of its capacity last year.

Civic Center »

Parents Outraged by Overcrowded Classrooms in DOE Headquarters

The Peck Slip School, located in Tweed Courthouse, is cramming up to 50 students into classrooms.

Jackson Heights »

Principal Readies Civics-Minded School for More Space

Sharon Terry is getting ready for the new annex at I.S. 230.

Woodside »

Queens Reps Ask DOE Not to Bus P.S. 11 Kids to Astoria During Construction

Elected officials took aim at the plan to send students from the Woodside school to Astoria's P.S. 171.

Murray Hill »

Murray Hill School Loses $100K After Fewer Students Enroll Than Expected

A rezoning meant to relieve overcrowding at P.S. 116 is hurting the school instead, parents said.

Corona »

New School to Add Hundreds of Seats for Overcrowded Corona District

The new building should house 540 to 600 students when it reaches full capacity by 2017.

Long Island City »

Waitlisted Queens Parents May Ship Children to Brooklyn Catholic School

A lack of school options has some LIC parents considering other neighborhoods — for school, or to live.