With such a massive population, parents looking to enroll their children in a preschool in New York City have an extremely difficult time in finding an open seat at a Pre-K school. In fact, preschools in NYC are so difficult to get in that they're statistically more exclusive than Harvard.
If you're ever thought about having children in New York City, then this will make you seriously consider moving to Hipsturbia: The demand to get into the Department of Education's pre-kindergarten program is so high that in some neighborhoods, the ratios of students to seats is eight to one.
The Daily News reports that today "is the first day to apply for a slot — but the city is struggling to meet demand, particularly in Manhattan and Queens, according to Education Department data. The city invested $20 million this year to add 4,000 full-day pre-K seats in needy neighborhoods, a department spokeswoman said."