State-of-the-art pre-K center focusing on STEAM classes will open near Hall of Science in Corona
Photo courtesy of Flickr/Erwin Bernal

Future scientists, mathematicians, engineers and artists will get a head start in their studies when a new pre-K center opens in Corona in 2019. According to the Department of Education, the city agency will team up with the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) and the Department of Cultural Affairs to open a 250- to […]

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Teachers getting ready for school can pick up free supplies at this Long Island City warehouse
Photo courtesy of MFTA

School is almost in session and one organization is encouraging teachers to go back-to-school shopping for supplies for free. Materials for the Arts (MFTA), which is operated by the Department of Cultural Affairs, with support from the Department of Sanitation and Department of Education (DOE), provides free materials to teachers — from binders to paper […]

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Flushing elementary school is getting more classrooms, new cafeteria, rooftop gym and more
Photo: Google Maps

As Flushing students expand their knowledge, their place of learning is also getting a much-needed extension. A new four-story building will be constructed on the existing campus of P.S. 24 Andrew Jackson School, located at 45-57 Union St. The expansion will increase the capacity of the school, which is currently jam-packed and has two trailers parked on […]

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Mysterious sinkhole closes brand-new Ridgewood playground
All photos: Maria Gotay/QNS

Ridgewood isn’t known for its abundance of parks so the construction to build a new playground at P.S. 305 was an exciting prospect for the community. Unfortunately, the new playground remains closed to the public due to what CBS first reported as mysterious “sinkhole” collapsing the ground under the jungle gym. The playground, located across […]

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Hunters Point pre-K adds 36 seats for the upcoming school year
Photo: Google Maps

There’s nothing more worrisome than being put on a waitlist for something that you actually need. Luckily, as of Aug. 10, about 36 Long Island City families will no longer worry about whether their child will be able to start pre-K this fall. Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and the Department of Education (DOE) announced the addition of […]

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