DNAinfo: Defunded Hamilton Heights Day Care Center Finds New Home

By Gustavo Solis,

September 3, 2015

The city’s first Dominican-run daycare center has found a new home after the city forced it out of a space it had occupied for 35 years by defunding it.

Nasry Michelen Day Care stood at 510 W. 145th St. since the early 1980’s. In May, the Administration for Children’s Services declined to renew its funding opting to replace it with a corporate day care provider...

City Councilman Mark Levine criticized ACS for what he called an unfair review process. He secured funding for the program and helped Nasry find a new location.

It was important that the center find a new space as quick as possible so that it can continue to serve the local community, he said.

“I’m thrilled that this day care will continue to be a part of the community and I will continue to push to ensure that they remain in the neighborhood for years to come,” he said in a statement.

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