Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Thinking Into The Box

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

boon-bag By Jessica Roblin From toys under the couch cushions to booby traps of clothes and gadgets upon entering kids’ rooms, clutter can easily take over a family’s home. There’s no reason to let that continue if you follow a few organization tips. Four local NYC personal organizers shared their ideas with us on maintaining a [&hellip
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Batali Cooks Up New Library at Goddard Riverside

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

ws_batali_1 By John Friia Many people know Mario Batali as the energetic TV chef and restaurateur, but some are unaware of his role as a philanthropist. In 2008, he launched the Mario Batali Foundation, aiming to make sure children are well read, well fed and well cared-for. Since then, the foundation has worked with numerous organizations [&hellip
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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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