The Language of Learning

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As a parent, longtime community education activist and the former first vice president of District 3’s Community Education Council, Teresa Arboleda has championed a variety of vital issues, from bilingual education to public school crowding. Arboleda’s dedication to bilingual education was shaped by her own experiences. “I didn’t speak English until age 5, even though [&hellip
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Animal Magnetism

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Having grown-up on a farm in Germany, Dr. Ina Obernesser, owner of Uptown Veterinary Associates on West 112th Street, has been an animal lover since childhood. “I grew-up in the country and we always had animals, especially dogs and cats,” she said. “I always had a tremendous affinity for animals, I loved being around them. [&hellip
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Rubin’s Goal: Soccer Success

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When Zachary Rubin left his job as a commodity trader two years ago to start Upper 90 Soccer + Sport, it was a decision to get back to his roots. Rubin grew up playing soccer on the Upper West Side. Back then, he and his friends settled for any patch of grass in Riverside Park [&hellip
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Alzheimer’s Advocate

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Lou-Ellen Barkan knows better than most what an incredible resource Jed Levine is. Barkan, who’s been president and CEO of the New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association since 2004, said she was immediately impressed by Levine’s breadth of knowledge of the disease. They have worked together for more than five years, and she [&hellip
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Housing for Generations

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Leonard Litwin’s introduction to apartment construction came as a landscaper. In the 1950s, he and his father ran a small landscaping business that serviced the interior courtyards of New York apartment buildings. It was the building owners’ hope that these aesthetic improvements would make their poorly rented properties more appealing to tenants. After seeing the [&hellip
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An Eye for Improvement

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David L. Picket has put his personalized stamp on a family real estate enterprise started four generations ago. His great-grandfather, Nathan Picket, founded the Gotham Organization, Inc. in 1913. Today, the company develops, builds, owns and operates properties throughout the city. Nathan’s grandson, Joel I. Picket, currently serves as chairman and CEO. Great-grandson David Picket [&hellip
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