Sunset Park Pre-Schoolers Stop Traffic, Say “NO” to Cuts
By Joe Maniscalco
Brooklyn, New York – A tiny army of Sunset Park preschools in danger of losing their seats if the New York City Council doesn’t act to restore $130 million in budget cuts by the July 1 deadline, stopped traffic outside Councilwoman Sara M. Gonzalez’ 5th Avenue office this week, in a bid to send outgoing Mayor Mike Bloomberg a message he can’t ignore. (Watch Video)
The Campaign for Children – a coalition of over 150 child care and after-school programs – is fighting to make sure that doesn’t happen, and that Colony South Brooklyn Houses, as well as a number of other vital local programs including Christ United Methodist Day Care and LMC Magical Years Day Care, keep their doors open and educators employed.