Posts Tagged ‘summer’

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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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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What Community and Good Neighbors Are All About

Written by Bette Dewing on . Posted in Dewing Things Better, Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

Not only in a dangerously hot summer I could just cry, and indeed I did, when the hearty little plant that had sprung up this past spring in the otherwise bare tree pit outside my window was suddenly gone, yanked up by workers who were exchanging bark shavings there for some sort of soil. “Where [&hellip
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Keep the Beach Fun by Avoiding Ticks & Lyme Disease

Written by Dr. Cynthia Paulis on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Special Sections

Summer is upon us, when Manhattanites flee the sweltering heat of the city for the beautiful beaches of Long Island and Fire Island, where woodland creatures, deer, raccoon, mice and opossums wander amidst densely wooded areas, spreading the threat of Lyme disease. July is peak season for Lyme disease because it’s the time when ticks [&hellip
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If It Worked for Gidget…

Written by Jeanne Martinet on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

jeanne Beach tips for meeting singles Recently, my friend Elizabeth told me about a guy she had started seeing. “How did you meet him?” I wanted to know. “From work? Match.com?” When she told me she had met the man while she was on the beach at Far Rockaway, I confess I nearly dropped my drink. [&hellip
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