Posts Tagged ‘children’

Kids, Stay Away From Sandboxes, Doctors Say

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Ask a New York City mom if she’s worried about the sandbox germs her child plays in, and you’re likely to get a “yes,” along with a story about a disease that got passed around in one. Type “sandbox safety” on a parents’ listserv and you’ll usually see comments from parents who forbid or try [&hellip
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Child Heart Disease on the Rise

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

Let’s face it: Children are getting fatter, and as the obesity rate rises in this nation, so too does heart disease. Years ago, in my neighborhood, I used to watch the children get off the school bus, dump their books and go outside to play until it was dinner time. Now they get off the [&hellip
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Getting In: The ABCs of School Admission in NYC

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Family

The Mandell School   By Sarah Greene Learn the facts about nursery school admissions in the city. 1. Mark Your Calendars Call it Black Tuesday. The Tuesday after Labor Day is when a number of private nursery schools give out their applications. Miss it and you won’t be able to get an application to those schools for the [&hellip
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City Savers

Written by New York Family on . Posted in News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

taxi   Tutoring, babysitting, even vacationing—There are more ways to contain the cost of an nyc childhood than one might think By Hillary Chura  You don’t need to move to the suburbs to save money. (In fact, that usually doesn’t work, but more on that later.) In my experience, there are ways to reduce the cost [&hellip
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How to Hire An Entertainer for Your Child’s Party

Written by New York Family on . Posted in Family

magic Up the fun factor at your child’s birthday party 
by hiring a great local entertainer By Robin Saks Frankel Whether it’s a small family gathering or a big birthday blow-out, choosing the right performer for your child’s party can be a make-it-or-break-it decision. We’ve compiled a list of New York’s favorite children’s entertainers for bashes [&hellip
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Traffic Study Focuses on a Safer Upper West Side

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Last week, the city’s Department of Transportation unveiled the long-awaited results of a comprehensive traffic study of the Upper West Side. Manhattan Borough Commissioner Margaret Forgione presented the DOT’s data and plans to the community at a forum hosted by City Council Member Gale Brewer and Community Board 7, who initially pushed for the study. [&hellip
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Art of the Draw for Kids at National Academy School

Written by Sean Creamer on . Posted in Arts Our Town, Arts Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

The National Academy Museum & School of the Upper East Side, located at 5 E. 89th St. off 5th Avenue, is celebrating 20 years of children’s summer programs. The school itself has been instilling the intricacies of fine and classical arts into fledgling artists since 1826. “Our young people’s program is one of the best-kept [&hellip
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