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City DOE offering more halal meals at local schools during Ramadan

More halal meals will be distributed at 32 school sites in the city beginning today April 23, the Muslim holiday of Ramadan, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced. Halal options are offered at the over 400 school sites offering grab-and-go meals, and now 400,000 meals will be offered at school sites in neighborhoods with large Muslim […]

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A family farm’s road to a modern Glendale: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

Glendale’s 88th Street was originally named Van Dine Avenue in recognition of the family that owned the land in the area. Today, it’s considered the backbone of eastern Glendale. Their name originally was spelled Van Duyn. The founder of the family in America was Gerrit Cornelisz Van Duyn, a Hugenot from Burgundy, France, who fled […]

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$13 million in funding to go towards helping New York City’s multilingual learners

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is giving a $13 million grant to New York City for will be used to better equip middle school teachers to instruct multilingual learners, Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza announced Wednesday at I.S. 96 in Brooklyn. “Every year there is a diverse range of students in our classrooms and every […]

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PHOTOS: Middle Village rings in the holiday season with tree lighting ceremony

Dozens of Middle Village residents flocked to Community Methodist Church for the neighborhood’s tree lighting ceremony on Dec. 6. Santa stopped by for a photo op and guests were treated to cookies, hot chocolate and special holiday performances by students from P.S. 49 and P.S./I.S. 87!

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A Glendale civic group’s battle for a school, more than 100 years ago: Our Neighborhood, The Way it Was

The history of P.S. 91 in Glendale is intertwined with an earlier school in the neighborhood — namely P.S. 67, which stood on the north side of Central Avenue between what are now 70th and 71st streets. P.S. 67 was a two-story wooden building constructed in 1893. Known as the Glendale School and also as […]

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