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Vulnerability In Life

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The Reverend Dr. Michael Brown of the Marble Collegiate Church asks himself one question every day, “Am I willing to live life by the principles of love?” He works to achieve this principle through his work as a reverend, parent, and teacher. He knew he wanted to become a reverend since the time he was [&hellip
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Connecting to Community

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Knowing he wanted to find a career that allowed him to help people, Michael Lombardi was inspired to become an NYPD Police Officer after hearing stories from his two older cousins who were working as a cops in Staten Island. His career took off very quickly after graduating from the police academy in September of [&hellip
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Finding People Work

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After moving to New York in 1967, George McDonald spent the first 15 years of life as a New Yorker working in the apparel business and spending time with celebrities like Joe Namath. “It was an exciting time to be alive in New York City, except I started fighting with that internal conflict of stepping [&hellip
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Fresh Food and Family

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Grace Balducci Doria and her family have been bringing delicious food to New York for almost 100 years. The daughter of Louis Balducci, Grace opened up her own marketplace on the Upper East Side with her husband Joseph Doria in 1985. Together they built a thriving gourmet marketplace, feeding the likes of former Mayor Rudolph [&hellip
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Injecting Spirituality

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The Chabad of the Upper East Side has created an amazing community center on East 77th street where Jewish people of all ages can find support and spiritual guidance. Under the leadership of Rabbi Ben Krasnianski, the Chabad has developed dozens of community programs that follow their philosophy of “Love every Jew; educate every Jew; [&hellip
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An Innovative Teacher

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While many teachers are feeling frustrated over the increase of state and federal regulations on education, Beth Pereira has been developing creative new ways to get her students engaged. One example of Pereira’s innovation was when she partnered with Our Town to have her P.S. 6 first grade student’s op-ed letters published.   After starting [&hellip
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A Hero of Medicine; helping burn victims heal

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Dr. Roger Yurt has built an impressive career to become one of the most well respected surgeons on the world, making the Upper East Side residents healthier for the past 35 years. Specializing in trauma, burn surgery, and wound healing. He currently holds the position as Chief of the Division of Burns, Critical Care and [&hellip
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Cleaning Up Our Streets

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New Yorker’s have become accustomed to the endless stream of advertisements, ranging from the dozens of menus stuffed under our door to the flashing billboards that illuminate Times Square. Everyone would prefer a cleaner city, but we never take the time to clean up a mess if it isn’t our own. William Marquardt has started [&hellip
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Getting Kids To Camp

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Growing up, Richard Wasserman remembers spending his summer vacation at his local Y summer camp. He was born and raised on the Upper West Side; he now works as a diamond dealer and jewelry designer on East 47th street. His show room is located in the heart of the diamond district, and he has been [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 Whitney Biennial 2014 Review Panel National Academy Museum, 1083 5th Avenue 6:30 – 8 p.m., Free Art critics join together in a provocative and unpredictable debate on exhibitions currently on view in New York. This free talk invites panelists Colleen Asper, Donald Kuspit, and Joseph Wolin to join the conversation with moderator David [&hellip
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