Posts Tagged ‘school’

Turf War

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

New York City’s smaller islands offer a bit of a headache. For every Rikers Island or Hart Island, which fulfill their functions ably—the city’s prison and potter’s fields, respectively—there is an Ellis Island, which provoked a legal dispute between New York and New Jersey that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Or a Governors Island, which [&hellip
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School Gets Approval

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Despite reservations from some residents, Community Board 7 voted in favor of Columbia Grammar & Prep’s expansion at the Jan. 5 full board meeting. Following several revisions and meetings with community members, Board 7’s Park’s & Preservation Committee issued a resolution describing the one-story extension as “relatively minimally intrusive to the character of the donut”—the [&hellip
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SCHOOL EXPANSION CLEARS HURDLE

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Community Board 7’s landmark committee approved Columbia Grammar & Prep’s rear-yard expansion Dec. 10. The committee voted unanimously in favor of a new proposal that members felt was contextual with the surrounding buildings. Columbia Grammar ditched plans for a glass enclosure opposed by neighbors of the school, which owns several buildings on West 94th Street [&hellip
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School Traffic Problem

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To the Editor: There are many issues regarding Columbia Prep and its lack of neighborliness that have led to opposition to the West 94th Street project (“Glass ‘Donut’ Expansion,” Oct. 15). Many of us have complained about hundreds of cars dropping off and picking up students on West 93rd between Central Park West and Columbus [&hellip
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Helping Hands

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For parents who feel overwhelmed by the city’s private school admissions process, or just need guidance in a particular area, hiring an admissions consultant is an increasing option—even for nursery school. Nursery school is the place where parents begin to sort out the various educational options available to them, says Roxana Reid, director of Smart [&hellip
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CHABAD SCHOOL EXPANSION OK’D

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The city’s Landmark Preservation Commission approved a controversial school expansion into the rear-yards of neighbors of the Chabad School, on West 86th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. The project would allow Chabad of the West Side Synagogue and Pre-school to take over two landmark-protected brownstones, 43-45 W. 86th St. The brownstones had [&hellip
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MORE KIDS, LESS SCHOOL SEATS

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The spate of new construction has exacerbated the school overcrowding problem on the West Side has, where children were waitlisted for local public schools. Yet the Department of Education is using flawed metrics to predict the number of new school seats needed in Manhattan over the next decade, according to a report by Borough President [&hellip
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A Win for Parents

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New York City’s 1.1 million public school children are the real winners in the State Legislature’s decision to return control of city schools to the mayor. By voting to renew mayoral control, the Legislature acknowledged that having a single point of decision-making works. In so doing, they took a giant step toward ensuring that the [&hellip
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