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The buyer's and renter's guide to NYC's public and private elementary schools - By

  Although free pre-K is guaranteed for all four-year-olds, not all public schools participate in the program A test is no longer required for the gifted and talented program, but the entrance process is still complicated The admissions process and tuition varies for each private school; all offer financial aid based on eligibility By Jennifer White Karp   | August 15, 2023 - 9:30AM    In most places, when you’re a parent searching for a place to live, you typically want to know how close is the elementary school your child(ren) will attend. But in New York City—like so many aspects of living here—getting into an elementary school can sometimes be very complicated. Living near an elementary school doesn’t necessarily mean your children will go to school there. The reason: NYC public elementary schools rely on a zoning system—and so you could live a few blocks from a school but still be outside of its geographic boundaries and zoned for a different school instead. (Depe

The Tallest Buildings in the World - By

Credit: Rasto SK / Shutterstock   When it opened in 1930, Manhattan’s Chrysler Building became the first skyscraper to exceed 1,000 feet in height — surpassing the Eiffel Tower as the world’s tallest building, only to be bested by the Empire State Building in less than a year. Flash forward to 80 years year, when a certain skyscraper took the world’s-tallest crown, falling just 300 feet short of 3,000 (!) feet. Here, survey the 10 (currently) tallest buildings on the planet — incredible feats of engineering and stunning symbols of wealth and urban elegance. 10. Taipei 101 – Taipei, Taiwan Characterized by its distinctive pagoda-inspired shape, Taipei 101 rises to an impressive 1,667 feet above the streets of Taiwan’s capital. Symbolism played an important role in the design and naming of the emblematic landmark, situated in the Xinyi Special District commercial hub. The name is a reference to the 101 floors — the number 100 symbolizes perfection, and the number 1 repres