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Nursing Home Help For Crowded School

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P.S. 163 officials and parents are planning for an influx of new students, and help may come from Jewish Home Lifecare. The nursing home is in discussions with the public school to provide space in its new development on West 100th Street. Jewish Home Lifecare, based on West 106th Street, generated some controversy last year [&hellip
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Space Squeeze for New District 3 Primary School

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Despite the urging of District 3’s Community Education Council, the Department of Education said it was not possible to increase the number of grades at P.S. 452, a new school slated to open in the I.S. 44 building on West 77th Street in fall 2010. The department is planning to start three kindergarten classes at [&hellip
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Turf War

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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

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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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