Take a Walk in My Shoes

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By Marisa Polansky On the very first day of first grade, my teacher, Miss Cherry, made us introduce ourselves by standing in front of the class and listing our name, favorite vegetable, favorite holiday and favorite thing we owned. I watched as nearly every student declared “a white-bread baby-book name,” “carrots,” “Christmas” and “my dolly.” [&hellip
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The Right Age For City Kids to Walk Home

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As the mother of three age-disparate children, I often find myself chatting with other parents about the right time to let kids “go.” To let them go to bed a little later, to let them go to sleepaway camp, to let them go to the movies by themselves. However, as city parents raising city kids, [&hellip
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Being Young and Jobless in New York

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By Corley Miller My worst New York moment came at 8:43 the morning of my birthday, Aug. 19. I had been a New Yorker for less than 48 hours. Four M trains had passed, and not a single E. I would arrive late for the interview, sweaty and unhappy. Unhired, I would be a disconsolate [&hellip
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On Topic: The Summer Before the Fall

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After a shaky blockbuster season, Tom Hall ventures to the Toronto Film Festival to kick off the fall moviegoing season The summer of 2011 is behind us, and as far as Hollywood is concerned, autumn arrives as a mixed bag of competing concerns. As The New York Times recently reported, ticket revenues for the summer [&hellip
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