Hidden Treasures

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Hidden between retail shops, on nearby islands, in Central Park, and in other public spaces are little-known places to go and things to do in Manhattan. While the list is subjective and the options endless, here are a few treasures. Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park At 1 FDR Four Freedoms Park, Roosevelt Island, takes [&hellip
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Free Events

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Summer in New York is many splendid things. A certain number are free, and many of those are quite good. Here are our picks for places to go. Even though they are free, some require tickets. UPPER EAST SIDE Shakespeare in the Park May 28 to June 30 July 23 to Aug. 18 The Public [&hellip
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Festivals

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Summer festivals send us outdoors. Here are a few outdoor events at which we can engage with the city and other New Yorkers. Museum Mile Festival Tuesday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is Museum Mile unencumbered by autos and buses between 82nd and105th streets. The event takes place rain or shine. [&hellip
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Movies

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The Tribeca Film Festival gave a good headstart to this year’s summer movie releases. Tribeca’s best offerings previewed what to look forward to, taking the guess work out of Hollywood blockbusters and art house fare. Fact is, some of summer’s most exciting and challenging films got their New York premieres at Tribeca as well as [&hellip
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Health officials: 1 in 50 school kids have autism

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New study finds many children were diagnosed at older ages By Mike Stobbe A government survey of parents says 1 in 50 U.S. schoolchildren has autism, surpassing another federal estimate for the disorder. Health officials say the new number doesn’t mean autism is occurring more often. But it does suggest that doctors are diagnosing autism [&hellip
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Pediatricians support same-sex marriage

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Statement also recommends allowing adoption by single parents and co-parents The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) supports civil marriage for same-gender couples — as well as full adoption and foster care rights for all parents, regardless of sexual orientation — as the best way to guarantee benefits and security for their children. The Academy’s policy [&hellip
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Having a partner in fitness yields many benefits

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By Krisha McCoy, MS If you have a hard time getting motivated to exercise, enlisting a fitness partner may help. A fitness partner can encourage, challenge, pace you, and can make working out more fun. When you are trying to find the right person, there are some things that you should look for. Moreover, there [&hellip
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4 ways to turn good posture into less back pain

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Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. It may be due to a sports-related injury, an accident, or a congenital condition such as scoliosis. But most of the time, upper or lower back pain develops during the course of day-to-day life. Repetitive activities at work or home, such as sitting [&hellip
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Monster changes label to qualify as ‘drink’

Written by Candice Choi on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Upper West Side Monster Beverage Corp. is changing the labeling on its cans so that its energy drinks will no longer be considered dietary supplements, a move that changes the federal guidelines the drinks must follow. Monster’s CEO told the industry tracker Beverage Digest that the cans will now list “Nutrition Facts” rather than “Supplement Facts,” as well [&hellip
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