THE SECRET IS OUT

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Manhattan’s Rising Star Public Elementary School From its perch in the dramatic cliff top neighborhood of Hudson Heights, P.S. 187/Hudson Cliffs school is transforming from a well-kept secret to one of the best-regarded schools in the city. The school is growing along with its feeder neighborhood: the bustling, flourishing Washington Heights area. “The secret’s out,” [&hellip
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YOUNG LEARNERS WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

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Rising Star Private Elementary School “We uphold the spirit and ideals of the United Nations Charter really well,” said Dr. Judith Honor, principal of the United Nations International School campus in Queens. “This school is about diversity—of both people and cultures,” she added. The United Nations International School, or UNIS, was founded in 1947 exclusively [&hellip
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A BROOKLYN HEIGHTS SUCCESS STORY

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Brooklyn’s Rising Star Public Elementary School In 2003, P.S. 8 was under capacity by roughly 200 students, and only one-third met state standards in math and English Language Arts. There were rumors that the Brooklyn Heights school might close. Five years later, P.S. 8 has had to put temporary classrooms in the yard and plans [&hellip
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GROWING BY GRADES

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New and Noteworthy Private Elementary School This fall, nearly 70 years after The Mandell School opened its doors to pre-schoolers, the West 94th Street school took in its first class of elementary students. Known as one of the city’s “Baby Ivies,” the Mandell School has been led by three generations of the same family since [&hellip
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ACROSS A SPECTRUM OF BELIEFS

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Rising Star Religious Elementary School Eleven years ago, a group of Brooklyn parents founded Hannah Senesh Community Day School to provide a progressive education for students from across the spectrum of Jewish beliefs and practices. The school was named for Hannah Senesh, a Jewish resistance fighter, paratrooper and poet who was caught and executed by [&hellip
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RUSHING THE RESCUE

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It’s the worst nightmare scenario for anyone living in a building. When their building went up in flames, the residents of an Upper West Side brownstone lost everything in one afternoon, except-thanks to two quick-thinking workers-their lives. On July 13, doorman Endri Brahimaj, 19, had just finished watering the flowers at the Level Club condo [&hellip
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THE QUINTESSENTIAL NEW YORK DOORMAN

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There are many advantages to living at 1120 Park Avenue-the building’s classy Carnegie Hill location, a gleaming marble lobby, luxurious apartments worth millions-but none of these assets seem to be as treasured by residents as a blue-eyed, white-haired Irishman named Jimmy Gibbons. For the past 20 years, Gibbons has stood by the door in his [&hellip
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A REASSURING HAND IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

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Carlos Pellecier is a grateful man. He’s grateful for his tenants: “I love my tenants. It’s a joy to go to work. I try to make their day, because, in a roundabout way, they make mine.” He’s grateful to his union, SEIU 32BJ, “because without them I wouldn’t have a job, a pension and security [&hellip
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