Capital NY: Renowned Chess Team Faces Destruction

By Azi Paybarah

A nationally renowned chess program at Brooklyn’s I.S. 318, which has been featured in the Times and on “The Daily Show” and in a a documentary, and whose members were hosted by Mayor Michael Bloomberg at Gracie Mansion, faces elimination in the mayor’s budget proposal.

It’s one of many after-school programs that could be scaled back or cut entirely if funding isn’t restored.

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