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DOE Unveils Final Re-Zoning Plan: Zone Lines Unchanged, Admission Set-Asides Proposed for P.S. 307

The DOE’s Office of District Planning presented their final re-zoning proposal to the District 13 CEC at a meeting on Monday night.  The ODP’s powerpoint deck outlined the general themes and recurring questions that were raised during a series of community meetings which began in late September. While the zone lines remain unchanged, new to […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

BHB colleague and mom SongBirdNYC lets me know there are lots of events for kids and their parents this weekend. Children’s recording artist Suzi Shelton (photo) will be at the Jalopy Theater in Red Hook on Sunday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. More information here. The New York Transit Museum has several programs for kids, […]

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Education Update: DOE to Unveil Final Re-Zoning Proposal on Nov 23rd, PEP to Vote on Middle School Relocation

RE-ZONING PROPOSAL: CEC President, David Goldsmith has confirmed the DOE’s Office of District Planning will present the official re-zoning proposal on November 23rd.  The meeting is scheduled to take place 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women (283 Adams Street).  Comments may still be submitted via […]

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Halloween Happenings in Brooklyn Heights and Beyond

Hot patootie, bless my soul! The leaves have turned, there’s a chill in the air and pumpkins and spider webs adorn the stoops (and oh the horror, the horror; pumpkin spice-flavored everything is at Trader Joe’s).  Halloween is officially upon us.  What’s that, you are haunted by the ghosts of failed-costumes past? Need some divine […]

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Re-Zoning Update: Middle School Plan Front and Center at CEC Meeting

The D13 CEC held their monthly Calendar Meeting at P.S. 8 on Tuesday night. First, Superintendent Barbara Freeman reported on the status of the Socioeconomic Integration Pilot Program (SES) Grant, an award of $1.25 million dollars in Title 1 funding.  The monies are earmarked for the foundation of a Spanish dual language program at M.S. […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Architectural historian Francis Morrone (photo), who has been documenting every building in Brooklyn Heights and is working on an update of Clay Lancaster’s classic Old Brooklyn Heights to include buildings of post-Civil War vintage, joined by preservationist Liz McEnaney, will lead a recreation of the walking tour of the Heights that Lancaster used to lead. […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival and Pier Six Opening Saturday

There are two big events at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier Six, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, this Saturday, October 24. One will be the long awaited opening of the beautifully landscaped outer portion of Pier Six. There will be a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m.; after that, there will be guided tours of the […]

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Re-Zoning Update: CEC Meeting Tonight at P.S. 8

As previously reported, the re-zoning vote has been pushed back for two months so the CEC and DOE can hear more feedback from the P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 communities. Tonight’s CEC meeting is an opportunity to weigh-in on the re-zoning and also participate in the conversation about the DOE’s plan to re-locate M.S. 313 […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continues its 60th year “Diamond Anniversary” season with its production of Mame this weekend. Performances are at 8:00 p.m. Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17, and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, at the Playhouse, 26 Willow Place (between Joralemon and State). There’s more information here and you can reserve tickets here. Mame […]

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District 13 Re-Zoning & Kindergarten Admissions: What Parents Need to Know

RE-ZONING VOTE DELAYED: Turns out what was thought to be the “Official Re-Zoning Proposal” (presented to a panel of District 13 CEC members on September 30th) was actually, not.  WNYC’s Schoolbook reports the DOE has extended the re-zoning timeline for two months.  (The CEC confirmed the change came mere hours before their Working Session Meeting […]

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