We received an email this morning from a parent at P.S. 9 in Prospect Heights. Earlier this week the school was notified by DOE that because the percentage of low-income families at the school had dipped to 59.1, just below the 60 percent cut-off, it was losing $360,000 in federal funding. Evidently, a state program will be able to make up $200,000 of that, but the remaining difference will mean four teachers being laid off. The PTO has raised $13,000 in the last few days but is now desperately reaching out to the community at large. Donations can be made through the P.S. 9 website or by check made out to “PS 9 PTO” and brought or sent to: PS 9 PTO, 80 Underhill Ave, Room 132A, Brooklyn, NY 11238.
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Berean Missionary Baptist Church Address: 1635 Bergen Street Cross Streets: Utica and Rochester Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights/Weeksville Year Built: 1894 Architectural Style: English Gothic Architect: Benjamin Wright Landmarked: No, but should be The story: On August 11th, 1850, a group of Brooklyn abolitionists got together to found a […]
A tipster sent along these photos of Tripp & Cooper Cafe in Fort Greene, which the city closed Tuesday for operating without a permit. The cafe and coffee shop at 80 Dekalb Avenue, across the street from the Long Island University campus, opened in the fall of 2012. It served crepes, coffee, sandwiches and pastries. […]
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