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City officials urge Cuomo to OK bill for pre-K school


It could become a pre-K, but for now it’s a civics lesson.


Top city officials are calling on Gov. Cuomo to sign a bill allowing the city to build a cutting-edge pre-kindergarten school at the New York Hall of Science.


The $50 million Pre-K Center would enroll 300 kids with a focus on science, engineering, math and the arts. But since the space the city Department of Education wants to use for the center is part of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, any development requires Cuomo’s approval.


De Blasio administration officials say the bill has been on Cuomo’s desk since Nov. 17 and he has until Tuesday to sign it.

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“We think he should sign it and this is something that is going to be a big benefit for the community, so I have no reason to think he won’t,” said Deputy Mayor Richard Buery.


Cuomo administration officials said the Hall of Science bill is one of hundreds that Cuomo is considering and the governor has 10 days to sign any bill before him.


“This was one of more than 500 bills that passed both houses at the end of the last session,” said Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever. “It remains under review by counsel’s office.” 

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