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Kids from Afar on 9/11, Now Adult New Yorkers

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Young New Yorkers may not have been here in 2001, but the anniversary of the terrorist attacks still resonates By Adelle Brodbeck The events of September 11, 2001, are forever part of New York City’s identity. So too, is the fact that the city is constantly in flux, with more newcomers every day, every minute. [&hellip
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Shut Up and Talk

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New study shows putting cell phones out of sight can enhance in-person conversations Can the mere presence of a mobile device during a face-to-face conversation affect the quality of social interaction? Absolutely, according to a study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor in the Urban Affairs and Planning program in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region. [&hellip
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Parents Should Read to Kids Daily

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A pediatric groups says the practice should begin in infancy to prepare kids for school and life BY DENNIS THOMPSON All pediatricians should encourage parents to read out loud to their children every day, beginning in infancy, to promote literacy and strengthen family ties. That clarion call comes in a new policy statement issued in [&hellip
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The Sixth Borough: The Berries Won’t Wait

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Is there anything better than picking vegetables from your own garden? It’s a rhetorical question people sometimes ask, so I don’t need to be a wise-ass and answer: probably. Harvesting the fruit of your labor is fulfilling, no doubt about it, but picking food you didn’t lift a finger to grow? Never planted, weeded, fenced [&hellip
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Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

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The actress spent many years living at the Carlyle Hotel and was an integral piece of the New York show business scene Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or [&hellip
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Another Effort to Save Second Avenue

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A new proposal to offer grants to some businesses on Second Avenue impacted by subway construction gets mixed reactions By Mary Kekatos Upper East Side Ever since Joe Zafiropoulos bought Atomic Wings on Second Avenue near East 94th Street six months ago, maintaining the restaurant has been an uphill struggle. He says that the construction [&hellip
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