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Down to ZERO: Students, Activists Renew Rally Cries

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0425-college-loan-debt_full_600 May sees Renewed Activism with “May Day” and “Occupy Student Debt” May has seen a renewed vigor for certain activist movements, namely “Occupy Student Debt” and, on May 1, “May Day.” For it’s part, the Occupy Student Debt movement renewed its protest efforts as collective student debts broke the $1 Trillion threshold, with rallies planned [&hellip
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Léman Manhattan Prep. Welcomes Newbery Winner

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Leman-Manhattan_2-300x225 Author Jack Gantos to Appear at Léman Manhattan Prep. School Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, located at 1 Morris St. in the Financial District and headed by school master Drew Alexander, will be opening its doors to Newbery medal winning author Jack Gantos on May 9. Leman Manhattan Prep., which is a K-12 school, has both a Middle [&hellip
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Hold Onto Your iPhone

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Schumer and Kelly Look to Create Cell Phone Database to Crackdown on Rampant Thefts In our crime watch section, cell phone thefts are a common occurrence and are becoming an increasing strain on the NYPD. Last year, say police, almost 42 percent of property thefts involved a cell phone. And the fact that cell phones, [&hellip
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Teaching the Neighborhoods Next Generation of Preservationists

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By Laura Shin New York City’s youngest residents are learning to be architects. Upper East Side and East Harlem elementary students are weaving words like “cornice” and “pediment” into their everyday vocabulary through the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts’ “Building Fun” program. “Growing up in New York City, I think it’s important [&hellip
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Mad Mania

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“Smart” TV and the Gray Flannel Ego By Ben Kessler Mad Men, like The Sopranos and The Wire before it, now enjoys a singular cultural status. Neither pop nor art, it is smart TV. And smart TV, we’re told, is not for analysis or even entertainment; it is to be dutifully let into our lives, [&hellip
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Tribeca Super Charged in Jewel and Art Thefts

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The 62-year-old superintendent of a Tribeca building on Washington Street was sentenced today three to nine years in state prison for stealing paintings and jewelry from building residents. According to the Manhattan DA, Mihaly Kovacsezics took art worth $13,365 from one resident, whose elderly aunt he befriended prior to her death, and $23,380 in jewelry [&hellip
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