School Is Back. Where Does Yours Rank?

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Like everything else in New York, education is something of a competitive sport. What are the best high schools and how do you get into them? Where do you need to live if you want to give your kid a decent kindergarten? How do you tell one private school from another? What about schools for [&hellip
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OP-ED: The Legacy of a Sweet Soul

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Arts Our Town

If only “Mrs. Doubtfire” could be shown rather than the scheduled “Lost in America,” I e-mailed David Williams, president of the Carl Schurz Park Conservancy, which sponsors two outdoor film screen showings each summer. No reply, which is unlike Mr. Williams in an era of non-responders, about which George Bernard Shaw once opined: “The most [&hellip
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The Art of Regret

Written by Mary Gregory on . Posted in Arts Our Town

Jasper Johns’ recent works at the Museum of Modern Art Summer pleasures are plentiful, but the Museum of Modern Art is providing an unexpected one in a relatively small, but impressive exhibition of an American master. Catch it in its last remaining days. Jasper Johns: Regrets, on view through September 1, gives viewers a chance [&hellip
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Editor’s Note

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

Public school or private? This elementary school or that one? Arts or science focus, charter or not? When did the process of getting into school become as tough as the subjects taught inside it? While this education guide isn’t big enough to answer all those questions — we’d need an encyclopedia for that — we [&hellip
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The Top 20 Public High Schools

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In many ways, by the time your kid has made it to high school in New York, the hard part is done. Gone are the debates over which neighborhood you should live in or how you’re zoned. By high school, it pretty much comes down to the application. NYC high schools aren’t zoned by neighborhood. [&hellip
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Back to School, Not Just For Kids

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

In New York, the options for learning are endless, even after you’ve aged out of traditional schools. For those who want to change careers or bolster their resumes without undertaking a full-time degree program, the city’s many prestigious universities offer an array of options. Often, these adult education offerings reflect the changing job market and [&hellip
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Tapping Out The Hidden Psyche Of The City

Written by Gabrielle Alfiero on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown

  A public art project offers up typewriters for the masses Governor’s Island The note was anonymous. Typed in lowercase on a scrap piece of lined notebook paper, it was addressed to ‘dearest matthew.’ “i have had a wonderful day with you,” the note read, and continued: “what if i hate your friends” Nicholas Adamski [&hellip
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