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Official Re-Zoning Plan Unveiled at CEC Meeting-DOE Takes It On the Chin

Wednesday night the DOE’s Office of District Planning (ODP) rolled out their Official Rezoning Proposal for P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 at a densely-packed public meeting held at P.S. 307.  The zone lines, previously presented in draft form at two Town Hall meetings on September 16th at P.S. 307 and September 21st at P.S. 8., […]

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DOE to Present Final Re-Zoning Proposal This Wednesday Night

After receiving feedback from the community, the DOE’s Office of District Planning is scheduled to present their final re-zoning proposal at the next CEC13 Calendar Meeting this Wednesday September 30th, 6:30 – 9:00 pm at P.S. 307, 209 York Street in Brooklyn.  There will be opportunity for public comment at the meeting.  Per the CEC […]

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Celebr8 Reading with P.S. 8 This Saturday at Family Book Fair

As part of the month-long Celebr8 Reading initiative, P.S. 8 is is hosting Family Fun Shopping Day book fair this Saturday, October 3rd from Noon – 4:00 pm in the Lower School Auditorium.  ALL are welcome! The sale offers titles from great publishers for families and classrooms and a portion of the proceeds go direclty […]

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Chocolate Works: How Sweet it Its!

When it opened this past June, Montague Street’s Chocolate Works’ original design was slick and gleaming white.  But by August, owner Shlomi Avdoo felt the confectionery should have a more “homey feel” and undertook a quick renovation.  The wall of candy by the pound, glass displays of chocolate truffles and fudge remain.  But the high […]

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The Elephant in the Room Part 2: Second Re-Zoning Town Hall Held at P.S. 8

On Monday night, the District 13 CEC and DOE’s Office of District planning held the second of two Town Hall meetings at P.S. 8 to present the draft re-zoning proposal for the school.   As with the meeting held at P.S. 307 on September 16th, issues of race and class emerged. Now, the debate has caught […]

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The Elephant in the Room: P.S. 8 Re-Zoning Town Hall Meeting Re-Cap

On Wednesday night, at the first of two town scheduled town hall meetings, representatives of the DOE’s Department of District Planning presented their draft re-zoning proposal for Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 at P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill.  The proposal was presented to the CEC on September 1st.  As previously reported, it essentially cuts the current […]

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HEAR YE, HEAR YE! CEC & DOE To Hold Re-Zoning Town Hall Meetings

UPDATE: The CEC13Brooklyn has updated their website with a comprehensive overview, FAQ’s and time-line of the proposed re-zoning. The CEC and DOE’s Office of District Planning has scheduled two Town Hall meetings to discuss the proposed re-zoning of Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 and gather vital feedback from the community. Wednesday, September 16th: 6 pm at […]

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DOE Planners Propose Moving P.S. 8 Zone Line to Exclude DUMBO and Vinegar Hill

At Tuesday evening’s CEC13 Brooklyn meeting, planners from the Department of Education revealed a draft proposal (see photo) that would greatly shrink P.S. 8’s zone by taking away DUMBO and Vinegar Hill, which would be added to the zone of P.S. 307. The redrawn zones would apply only to students entering kindergarten, or transferring in […]

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Re-Zoning Update: DOE to Discuss Draft Scenarios at CEC’s 9/1 Business Meeting

CEC13Brooklyn made the following announcement on Sunday morning: “On Friday, August 28, the New York City Department of Education’s Office of District Planning (DOE – ODP) requested placement on the Agenda for the CEC’s public business meeting on Tuesday, September 1. The ODP intends to share with the CEC and the public at least one […]

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DOE Says CEC Will Have Plans for P.S. 8 Re-Zoning By August 31st

The District 13 Community Education Council (CEC) has just announced the DOE’s Office of District Planning is working to deliver a school re-zoning proposal to them by August 31st.   The CEC expects the plan to reduce the P.S. 8 zone in Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, affecting both P.S. 8 and P.S. 307.  The CEC has […]

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