Political Support for Lunar New Year School Holiday Gains Momentum

Last modified January 30, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Kids throughout New York City are one step closer to an extra school year holiday. Today, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, State Senator Daniel Squadron, and Assemblyman Ron Kim will publicly vocalize their support for legislation to allow NYC to close schools in honor of the Lunar New Year. Truancy has been a real problem during […]

Little Peep Prep School (and Gallery) Opening at 168 Bowery

Posted September 10, 2012 at 6:48 am

The Swedish Fish couldn’t survive polluted conditions at the confluence of Bowery and Kenmare, and are now swimming upstream to a different feeding ground in midtown.

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Margaret Chin Endorses Lunar New Year School Holiday

Posted April 18, 2012 at 10:19 am

City Councilmember Margaret Chin endorses the effort, and is introducing a new resolution later today to support the new school holiday.

Innovate Manhattan Charter School Moving to 38 Delancey

Posted March 7, 2012 at 6:09 am

Rather than the likely first choice of attracting a big-box retail conglomerate to its commercial space, owners of the condoplex will soon welcome a Swedish-based middle school.

Hyper Island Replaces Real Deal at 74 Orchard Street

Posted July 7, 2010 at 6:33 am

At 74 Orchard Street, the Real Deal NYC music studio is out and the Hyper Island school is in.  The tall, smokey-glass doors were open yesterday, so we stepped inside for more information.  As luck would have it, on the hottest day this year, their air conditioning unit was busted.

Action for Progress Badly Damaged Due to Neighboring Construction

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

The full vacate order issued to 255 Easton Houston last week was no April Fools Day prank. On the contrary.  Thanks to construction on the neighboring lot at the corner of Suffolk Street, the Action for Progress day care center was badly damaged, and is now deemed “perilous to life.”  Said lot – 265 East […]

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Renovations Underway for P.S. 42

Last modified November 2, 2009 at 9:42 am

A year-long renovation project is underway at P.S. 42, also known as Benjamin Altman School.  The behemoth elementary school building  situated at 71 Hester Street (between Orchard and Ludlow), will benefit from improvements including floor replacement, interior renovations, and electrical systems upgrades.  Schedule completion date is October 2010.

Hillary Clinton at Manhattan Charter School

Last modified September 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Earlier today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was at the Manhattan Charter School, located at 100 Attorney Street.  She was watching Obama’s speech on education with the students.  According to NY1, “She spoke for about 20 minutes and took questions for the kids. The youngsters said they were motivated by the president’s words.” [via NY1, […]

Rally for After School Programs

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:42 pm

Later this afternoon, there will be a rally at City Hall to help save the city’s after school programs. We received the following information in our inbox: The “Stand By Our Kids!” Coalition will rally at City Hall on Wed., June 10th at 4pm to urge Mayor Bloomberg to reinstate $6 million for OST2 (Out-of-School […]