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Articles about "Manhattan Schools"

  • Central Park Our Children’s Growing Impact on Real Estate By Samantha Martinez | March 26, 2015

    Our children have always had a significant impact in our lives. Now, thanks to technology they are impacting our decisions on real estate.

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  • Architects Take Aim At NYC Schools By Peter Black | October 17, 2013

    The vast majority of new buildings in NYC are distinctly modern. The basic theme is robustness; new buildings are designed to be so shockingly unique that they dwarf the older and more pathetic structures that surround them. The proposed 100 Norfolk Street is a good example.

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  • Battery Park City Parents Clash Over School Seating By Olivier Fitzgerald | May 31, 2012

    The saga of Lower Manhattan’s scholastic overcrowding issue has finally come to an end. Battery Park City elementary P.S. 276 has opened its doors to this fall’s incoming kindergarten class after months of heated deliberation. Pre-kindergarten four year olds were being turned away from their district’s coveted P.S. 276 due to the preexisting four sections being filled to capacity. Desperate to reverse the decision, parents and school officials sought assistance from the Department of Education to help resolve the crisis. 

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  • New Construction and Manhattan's School Shortage By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 28, 2012

    It’s no secret that many parents and couples looking to have children have elected to stay in Manhattan rather than migrate out to the suburbs in recent years. While this is certainly good for the Manhattan apartment sales market and the New York City economy, the combination of this trend and many new apartments buildings designed for families has created an unintended consequence. Actually, it’s less unintended than unaccounted for: if New York City had adhered to its own formula regarding how many school seats should be built based on new housing units built, new schools would be popping up all over Manhattan’s fastest growing neighborhoods. Unfortunately, the city has been asleep at the wheel and failed to live up to their own standards. The implications for parents looking to purchase multi-bedroom luxury apartments in Manhattan are dire, especially if their children are elementary or middle school age.

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  • Former P.S. 64 May Finally Be Put Back to Use By Daniel Muhlenberg | March 28, 2012

    It may seem odd, but one of the most valuable pieces of property in Manhattan's East Village has been sitting empty for over 10 years. Ever since owner Gregg Singer ended the 22-year occupation of the former P.S. 64 by the CHARAS/El Barrio Community Center by evicting them in 2002, the building has sat vacant and unused. The story of how a decommissioned school building on East 10th Street in one of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods has stood empty for a decade is a long one, but this saga may finally be coming to an end. A listing for 350 East 10th Street appeared last week on Massey Knakal, so the H-shaped building with over 152,000 square feet of rentable space adjacent to Tompkins Square Park is now one step closer to finally reopening.

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