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Dangerous Delancey

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A recent tragedy proves once again the deadliness of the LES’ main thoroughfare By Lillian Rizzo and Marissa Maier, with additional reporting by Andrew Rice A few months ago, a NYPD officer stood in the middle of the intersection of Delancey and Essex streets, out of breath and sweating. Occasionally, a driver would roll down [&hellip
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DOE Presents More Palatable Rezoning Plan

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By Lillian Rizzo Following weeks of parents, community board and Community Education Council (CEC) District 2 members voicing their distress over the latest rezoning plan for Lower Manhattan, the Department of Education (DOE) presented a new plan on Monday, Nov. 28. “We are presenting one new proposal…and we will keep it simple,” said Elizabeth Rose [&hellip
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Options for Relieving School Overcrowding are Hotly Debated

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By Lillian Rizzo The Department of Education rolled out a new rezoning plan last week in the hope of settling the growing problem of overcrowded schools in Lower Manhattan and increasing waitlists for kindergartens. But it looks like the DOE is the only one that is content with this new rezoning plan. While the DOE [&hellip
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DOE Increases Spots at Soon to Be Opened Downtown School

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By Lillian Rizzo Lower Manhattan’s Peck Slip School has been given an additional number of seats for students, and it hasn’t even opened its doors yet. The news came yesterday as advocates such as the Community Education Council, Community Board 1 and Assemblyman Sheldon Silver pushed for a solution to overcrowded schools in the Downtown [&hellip
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Talking Up Downtown: Maggie Siena

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Principal of P.S. 150 and future principal of the Peck Slip School Maggie Siena is taking the job as the new Peck Slip School’s principal starting in fall 2012, when it opens at its incubation site at the Tweed Courthouse. But Siena is no stranger to Lower Manhattan schools—she has been the principal at P.S. [&hellip
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12-year-old Girl Killed in Delancey Street Accident

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News, Crime Watch Our Town Downtown

By Marissa Maier with additional reporting by Lillian Rizzo Delancey Street, often referred to as one of the most dangerous thoroughfares in New York City, was the site of a fatal accident on Friday, Jan. 13. NYPD report that a 12-year-old African American girl was killed by a minivan in the early afternoon. Police say [&hellip
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The Past, Present and Future of School Rezoning

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The battle over Downtown’s schools By Lillian Rizzo Since October, parents have stood in school auditoriums, before panels and projectors, asking for the answer to a simple question: What school will their children attend in the fall? These parents from Lower Manhattan neighborhoods have attended meetings at which the District 2 Community Education Council (CEC) [&hellip
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Downtown School Rezoning Plan Approved

Written by Marissa Maier on . Posted in Breaking News, Family

By Lillian Rizzo Nearly three months after the Department of Education presented rezoning proposals for lower Manhattan, the Community Education Council 2 (CEC) announced on Wednesday, Dec. 14, they approve of the latest proposal. Caption: The latest zoning map. (Graphic courtesy of the Department of Education). At a public meeting held at the NYC Lab [&hellip
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