Shut Up and Talk

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown

New study shows putting cell phones out of sight can enhance in-person conversations Can the mere presence of a mobile device during a face-to-face conversation affect the quality of social interaction? Absolutely, according to a study led by Shalini Misra, assistant professor in the Urban Affairs and Planning program in Virginia Tech’s National Capital Region. [&hellip
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A Place for Baked Goods — and Everything Else

Written by Lenore Skomal on . Posted in Arts Our Town

Glaser’s reopens after a summer hiatus, and reconnects the neighborhood I won’t lie to you. When we first moved back to the Big Apple this spring upon my husband’s retirement, worry danced around the edges of my mind about where I’d get my wisdom fix. That’s right. I’m a wisdom junkie, and wherever we’ve pushed [&hellip
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A Place for Literary Pirates

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

Artist Beatrice Glow has created a free library on a boat in the Hudson River New York artist Beatrice Glow is building shelves and stacking books on a historic boat along the Hudson River for her latest art installation: a floating library. While many of the 150 people that can fit on the boat may [&hellip
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Making a New Pet Feel at Home

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

Bideawee offers tips for acclimating a dog or cat to a new environment and family After the initial excitement of adopting a pet dog or cat, most owners will very quickly realize the benefit of starting their companion on the right “paw.” Regardless of whether you adopt a dog, puppy, cat or kitten, immediate training [&hellip
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A Visit to the Seed Library

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

The Hudson Valley Seed Library cultivates many seeds that end up in New York City gardens One of the best moments I shared with Ken Greene, founder of Hudson Valley Seed Library, was when he confessed – “I really don’t care that much about eating, I love collecting the seeds.” There it was in a [&hellip
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Educating Schools on Tech

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

Upper East Side CEO Kathy Walter bridges the technology gap for teachers and students The days of back-to-school purchases being simple supplies like pencils and notebooks is shifting as schools embrace the technology age. Now, there is the added component of computers in the classroom, and educators must prepare accordingly. That’s where Kathy Walter comes [&hellip
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A Woman’s Work is in the Museum

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

MoMA spotlights modern design by women The 20th century began with the women’s suffrage movement in full swing worldwide. Women marched, women voted, and women worked, for the first time, in the same rooms and the same roles as men. Rosie’s riveting opened whole new worlds of possibilities. Coco designed. Georgia painted. Gloria published. Bella [&hellip
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