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The Big Question

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ARTS & CRAFTS Choosing the Right Type of Camp for Your Child—Single Sex or Coed? Traditional or Specialist?—Can Make All the Difference. By Jess Michaels When searching for a sleepaway camp—or resident camp, as some call them—there are many factors families need to consider. The most basic decision involves the type of camp but even that has its [&hellip
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Now Take Them Out, Devils: Simon Lazarus Vasta’s Getting-To-Know-You Playlist

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St.-Vincent-David-Byrne-Love-This-Giant By Simon Lazarus Vasta   Hello, And welcome to Now Take Them Out, Devils. Every Wednesday, I’ll be providing music coverage in the form of reviews, playlists, interviews, and concert reviews, and I thought it would be neat to kick things off with a kind of getting-to-know-you mix. It isn’t representative of everything I dig, but [&hellip
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When We Talk About Labor: Sam Parker Looks at the Puzzling Why America Looks at Unions

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Via Wiki Commons Members of two prominent labor unions found themselves without contracts this month, the agreements with their respective employers expired and negotiations for new ones stalemated over arguments over the concessions the workers would have to make. One group, the Chicago Public Schools teachers’ union, was on strike in an attempt to mitigate the impact standardized [&hellip
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City Living

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Best Spa_AmythestCrystalSt copy Best Bike Lane West Side Highway Bike Lane Try as they might, no other Manhattan bike lane can hold a candle to the West Side Highway bike lane, which runs along the east bank of the Hudson River from Chambers Street all the way to 125th Street. A clear day affords beautiful views of the [&hellip
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Eats & Drinks

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DT_Katz2 copy Best Bagels Mile End, Mile End Sandwich mileenddeli.com H&H is dead. We’ve all grieved its passing, and rightfully so, but it’s about time to move to the final stage of mourning—acceptance—and crown a new bagel empire to take its place. More dedicated writers than us have tried and failed to crown an objective champion in [&hellip
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Underwater New York Visits Seaport Museum

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Jenny, UNY Digital Journal draws inspiration from museum’s exhibit By Nora Bosworth It was hard to imagine a more fitting venue as visitors of the South Street Seaport Museum sat huddled on a recent Thursday evening in a cool, brick-lined room, awaiting Underwater New York’s reading. Underwater New York is an online journal of writing, art and [&hellip
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Columbia Lights Up the Heights with Community Arts Project

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Photo Courtesy of Wiki Commons By Michaela Hirsch From Sept. 22-29, the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University are inviting community members of all ages to participate in a series of free lantern-building workshops, culminating in an illuminated procession in Morningside Park. Called Morningside Lights, the procession will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 117th [&hellip
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21-Year-Old’s Rape in Hudson River Park Sparks Protest, Demands and Self-Defense Classes

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Photo by Philocrites. Courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. by Nora Bosworth A 21-year-old woman was taking in the sunrise from Hudson River Park on Saturday, when a man dragged her into the bushes and brutally raped her.  Once her attacker fled the woman ran naked and shouting to nearby policemen; soon after the police apprehended John Stewart, 25, a homeless and convicted sex [&hellip
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