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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New Restaurant Week Takes the High Road

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Restaurants The week long event celebrates establishments that support their workers New York City Restaurant Week: been there, done that, right? The dining deal that allows city dwellers to get a taste of haute cuisine at a softer price point debuted in the early ‘90s and has since inspired many spinoffs, including Brooklyn Restaurant Week, [&hellip
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New Building could strain schools

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New Construction City leaders eyeing impact of 1,000+ unit apartment building on Upper West Side Upper West Side City leaders are looking closely at plans for a 1,189-unit apartment building at 606 West 57th Street that’s just received approval from the City Planning Commission. Although the project would create construction jobs and make better use [&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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