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Taking a Moment to Relax

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Meditation for when you only have a minute to spare By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke Meditation expert Martin Boroson came up with the idea for his One Moment Meditation technique out of necessity. When Boroson arrived at a corporate law firm in Dublin to teach a meditation session in 2002, he found that instead of a few [&hellip
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Rendezvous with Manhattan History

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As Borough Historian, Michael Miscione digs into the rich past of New York City By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke In 1998, Michael Miscione was a television producer, when he decided to make a documentary in honor of the centennial consolidation of the five boroughs. This project was the beginning of his life as a New York City [&hellip
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Dangerous Streets

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By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke Laurence Renard was killed by a dump truck on First Avenue and 90th Street on a January afternoon. Jason King was fatally hit by a truck on Madison Avenue and 80th Street in December. In 2009, 3-year-old Elle Vandenberghe was on her way to pre-school when she was struck by a car [&hellip
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Help for 2nd Avenue Merchants Stuck in Station

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Downtown got dollars while Uptown is still waiting for help By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke Second Avenue businesses are continuing to struggle under the impact of construction in the new year as the end date for the Second Avenue Subway line now stretches into 2018. Elected reps from the area are once again attempting to come up [&hellip
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Snow Central

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2- & 4-legged fun in the park By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke Central Park bustled with activity the day after a blizzard dumped almost two feet of snow on New York City. Locals and visitors spent the day sledding and skiing, building snowmen and throwing snowballs
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Learning with Inspiration from Frank McCourt

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Author"s teaching and writing legacy lives on at new school By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke When Schools Chancellor Joel Klein announced a proposal for a new school to be named after Frank McCourt at a 2009 memorial service for the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and beloved teacher, it sparked a lot of interest in the new school
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Toasting Elaine, An East Side Legend

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By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke A bartender recalls the night Elaine Kaufman made him follow Hunter S. Thompson around the restaurant, apologizing to those offended by the original gonzo journalist"s comments. A speechwriter remembers how he would bring his dates in to get Kaufman"s approval. A maître d" reminisces about the authors who would bring Kaufman rough [&hellip
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A School Where Homework Is Optional

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School of Inquiry emphasizes the arts to gifted students By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke The Brooklyn School of Inquiry held an open house in 2009 at the Brooklyn Historical Society because its own building was not ready yet. “We moved into our building two days before school started,” said Principal Donna Taylor. “I brought a picture of [&hellip
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New Green Building to Match the Curriculum

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P.S./I.S. 276 a convenient truth for Downtown By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke Even before P.S./I.S. 276 Battery Park City School moved into a new green building this past fall, residents were excited about the school. “Before we moved into the building, people in the neighborhood would send me pictures of the progress,” said Terri Ruyter, the school’s [&hellip
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