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BY Tricia Joyce | State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s Task Force on School Overcrowding convened for its monthly meeting as usual in April.  What wasn’t “usual” about this meeting was that the NYC Department of Education released a “briefing” that stands to change the way the city’s public schools are zoned forever. This news was […]

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BY ALINE REYNOLDS |  Starting next fall, Soho resident Faridah Crispe might have to make four trips a day to accompany her children to and from elementary school. “I want to be able to drop off and pick up my kids. We spend limited time with them as is, but I’m not really sure how […]

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Welcoming Walcott New Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott’s appearance at Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s School Overcrowding task force last week was a welcome one, for numerous reasons. First and foremost, he made no jokes concerning the overcrowding crisis that is facing this neighborhood. His decision to show up and the professional behavior he exhibited was appreciated. […]

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