THE FINE DINING DROUGHT HAS ENDED

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RESTAURATEURS All Don Evans wanted was a nice place to eat near his West 70s apartment. Little did he know that this urge would eventually become the start of a dining renaissance that has helped reshape the culinary landscape of the Upper West Side. Evans, a law school graduate, former mayor’s assistant and one-time lobbyist, [&hellip
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SEPARATION ANXIETY

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Homesickness is normal. In study after study, researchers have found that 95 percent of boys and girls who were spending at least two weeks at overnight camp felt some degree of homesickness. Children at day camp may also feel pangs of homesickness, but less frequently. But homesickness builds confidence. Overcoming a bout of homesickness and [&hellip
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TACKLING A CAMP FAIR

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For the past several years, Manhattan Media and the American Camp Association-NY have successfully worked together to bring Manhattan families camp fairs. The purpose of these fairs is to bring together families and camps so that people can explore the various choices concerning accredited summer programs for their children. The response from both camps and [&hellip
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CAMPS UP CLOSE

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It’s never too early to start thinking about next summer. Come meet more than 40 different camp directors at the New York Family Camp Fair Series, produced in conjunction with the American Camp Association-NY (ACA-NY). Local day camps and sleepaway camps from all over will be represented. Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s [&hellip
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IS YOUR CHILD READY FOR SLEEPAWAY CAMP?

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Do you know what camp you’re sending your kid to? Experts say it’s never too early to start looking. But before you do there are a few key issues to address to ensure you have a happy camper on your hands. After all, every camp is different, and it’s important to make sure the one [&hellip
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HIGH SCHOOL BLACKBOARD AWARDS 2008

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High schools are responsible for putting the finishing touches on students before they head off to college, the workforce or other life-broadening endeavors. Good schools know how to push teens to their limits, while keeping their feet planted firmly on the ground and giving them the support they need to develop into young adults. The [&hellip
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Ph.Ds AND COLLEGE PREP

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Outstanding Public High School The nomenclature of Hunter College High School is no mistake. In many respects, the school more closely resembles college than a high school. Hunter employs Ph.D. faculty, offers electives in astrophysics and has an open campus, allowing students in grades 7-12 to leave the building during their free periods. “Teaching them [&hellip
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EMBRACING INNOVATION AND DEBATE

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Outstanding Private High School Tucked behind trees not far from bustling Borough Hall Park are the stately Gothic revival windows of The Packer Collegiate Institute. In front of the school, three bikes of varying sizes are chained to the shiny black iron fence. A single stroller is parked. A large maroon and white “Packer” flag [&hellip
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FOSTERING THE IDEA OF PLURALISM

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Outstanding Religious High School Abraham Joshua Heschel High School strives to cut through divisions like a ship at sea, the building’s salmon-colored façade and stainless steel trim winking in the sun. “The thing we’re most proud of,” said Carol Weintraub, director of institutional advancement, “is that we foster the idea of pluralism. We take students [&hellip
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THE PERSISTENT PURSUIT OF PROGRESS

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The Edge Award for Rising Star Public School in Williamsburg Over the past decade, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, has become an epicenter of art, culture and urban renewal. And much like the neighborhood, many local schools have undergone a transformation as well. When Kathleen Elvin arrived as principal at Williamsburg Prep in 2004, she remembers receiving complaints [&hellip
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