From the Daily News:
A QUEENS community with some of the city's most overcrowded schools is slated for some sorely-needed relief.
The city has found sites for three new elementary schools in Corona - which could add more than 1,800 seats to the burgeoning district.
Community Board 4 has scheduled a hearing today on the newest proposed school, an 800-seat facility to be located at the site of a parking lot at 98th St. between 50th and Christie Aves.
"The overcrowding has just become enormous. We've never had this much of a kindergarten waiting list," said Nick Comaianni, president of Community Education Council 24, which oversees the area. But "there's not a lot of locations, especially in Corona, for us to build schools."
[That's funny. While Nick Comaianni was busy shoving schools down Maspeth's throat for Corona's anchor babies, someone found 3 sites in Corona for schools...]
Corona's Public School 143 has the city's longest kindergarten waiting list. About 110 students are hoping for a spot.
The city has also proposed a 379-seat school at 110-20 Northern Blvd., slated to open in September 2013. And there are plans to open a 664-seat school at 97-36 43rd Ave. in January 2014. Both proposals are under public review, education officials said.