Thursday, December 01, 2005

Manhattan's Little Ones Come in Bigger Numbers - New York Times: "Manhattan preschools can charge $23,000 a year. Ms. Uhry, with Private School Advisors, charges parents $6,000 a year just to coach them through the application process to get their children in.

Yet in spite of the high costs, small spaces and infuriating extras that seem unique to Manhattan - like the preschools that require an I.Q. test - many parents would never live anywhere else.

'Manhattan has always been a great place for raising your children,' said Lori Robinson, the president of the New Mommies Network, a networking project for mothers on the Upper West Side. 'It's easier to be in the city with a baby. It's less isolation. You feel you are part of society.'"

no wonder dtc is so smart. he had to take a IQ test to get into preschool.

2 comments:

Dennis Cheung said...

Heh no not quite.

The 92nd St Y is infamous for being hard to get into. In fact, the stock market was impacted because of this YMCA:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/wallstreet/wcom/92memo.html

Dennis T Cheung said...

That same article says this:

""Manhattan has always been a great place for raising your children," said Lori Robinson, the president of the New Mommies Network, a networking project for mothers on the Upper West Side. "It's easier to be in the city with a baby. It's less isolation. You feel you are part of society.""

How true it is.