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Record-breaking crowds attended city's high school fair

Parents and their middle school students flooded the halls of Brooklyn Technical High School yesterday in search of the perfect high school. Over 34,000 people — up from last year’s 32,000 — attended the city’s annual high school fair to survey the hundreds of tables and glitter-soaked displays advertising the city’s 700 high schools.

Unsurprisingly, schools with shiny new buildings, like the Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts, garnered swarms of admirers. Name recognition was a big draw as well. Older, larger schools like Benjamin Cardozo and Francis Lewis easily filled reams of sign up sheets for their open houses. Applications are due December 4.