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From Performance Art To Circle Time

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in Arts Our Town Downtown

The Blue School, founded by members of the intentionally strange Blue Man Group, plans to apply its educational approach to middle schoolers Financial District Over 20 years ago, three friends pooled their distinct forms of creative expression to form what would become one of the largest theater groups in the country, with permanent shows in [&hellip
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Caring For An Aging City

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit

On the front lines with New York’s visiting nurses Aging in New York City has always been harder than in other cities: Consider walk-up apartments, trouble using public transportation, and pressure from aggressive landlords to free up rent-stabilized apartments. Amealya Blake has been working as a registered nurse for 11 years, covering a 20-block radius [&hellip
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Calling All Teachers

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News Our Town

CUNY develops its own crash course in finding and training 1,000 new pre-K teachers While students across the city celebrate the final months of school, the Department of Education is coming to grips with the fact that the deadline to hire 1,000 new Pre-K teachers by fall 2014 is fast approaching. Since implementing his Universal [&hellip
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100 Portraits of 100 Women

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Arts West Side Spirit

 Photographer Ben Baker is on a mission to capture female beauty from ages 1 to 100 Ten years ago, portrait photographer Ben Baker was working on an assignment with Marie Claire magazine called ‘American Beauty.’ Partnering with the magazine, he set up a portable photo booth in Washington Square Park hoping to photograph and capture [&hellip
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City to Halve Homeless Shelter Residents

Written by Mary Newman on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

People living at Freedom House agree that the city should reduce the number of residents there Upper West Side Last week, city officials announced that the homeless shelter at 316-330 West 95th Street, known as Freedom House, will be reducing the number of people it houses by half, by November of this year. The emergency [&hellip
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