Anxious N.Y. Parents See Proposed Redrawn School Boundaries

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The New York City Education Department proposed new boundaries Wednesday night for some of Brooklyn’s most-sought-after elementary school zones, drawing anxious parents to an auditorium to see the new map for the first time.

Under the proposal, the outlines for four zones in and near Park Slope would change, and a new one would be created.

The zone for Public School 321 in Park Slope, which has long served as a magnet for the neighborhood, would shrink by the equivalent of about 10 city blocks. The biggest chunk would come from the southwestern corner of the P.S. 321 zone, moving the border north to First Street, and east to Fifth Avenue from Third Avenue.

At the zone’s southeastern edge, the proposed area would pull a portion of the border north, to Fourth Street from Fifth Street.

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