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PS 173 facing uphill battle against crowding By 2002 projections say many District 26 schools will operate above 100 percent capacity

On the outside, PS 173 in Fresh Meadows looks like a typical District 26 school: large with neatly trimmed lawns tucked away in a relatively quiet corner of the city that could easily be mistaken for suburbia.

But on the inside, PS 173 is a school fighting a losing battle against rapidly increasing enrollments

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