Stellar Auction for P.S. 6

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East side school raises $250,000 in annual auction Upper East Side P.S. 6, the 81st Street elementary school that has taught everyone from Chevy Chase to J.D. Salinger, held its most successful fund-raiser ever last month, raising a quarter-million dollars in a benefit and auction. The haul puts P.S. 6, a public school, in the [&hellip
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New York Love Story

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Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and his wife Rikki Klieman had read about one another for years in Boston before meeting when she surrendered a fugitive to him in 1990. They joined forced while he was making a name for himself as a prominent cop on the rise, and Klieman was doing the same as a [&hellip
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Good Ethics In Real Estate

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Real estate mogul Fred Peters has enjoyed rediscovering New York City throughout his career for the past thirty years. After working as Sales Director at Albert B. Ashforth, he worked to acquire the 95-year old business, renaming it Warburg Realty in 1991. Peters has since doubled the size of his company, become co-chair of The [&hellip
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Fighting For Diversity

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Since his time as a student attending Stuyvesant High School on East 15th street, Dr. Gary Butts has always worked to prove stereotypes wrong. Born in New York he has seen the city at its worst, and focused his career on improving the quality of healthcare offered to children in all five boroughs for the [&hellip
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Helping Kids Stay Fit

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After being approached by members of the executive board at Asphalt Green in 1994, Carol Tweedy could not picture herself shifting her career in social services to one involved with physical fitness. Once she saw the facilities being built on East 90th Street she realized that improving people’s health was another way for her to [&hellip
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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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