The Protagonist: “The Versed” Poetry Podcast is Born

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Rachel Fields          “This podcast is literally our last hope,” jokes Rachel Fields, co-producer of “The Versed” poetry podcast, and healthcare magazine editor. “Seriously though, I have always loved poetry, but I think a lot of people find it scary and stodgy and inaccessible.” “The Versed,” recently featured on The Rumpus’s official Tumblr, [&hellip
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Behind the Magic

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With the Son of Its Founder at the Helm, 74th St. Magic Continues to Grow By Helping Children Do the Same By D.J. Duckworth Looking at Evan Levey right now—a dark-haired, well-dressed man of 30 who’s soon to be married—it’s hard to imagine him so many years ago as a toddler enjoying one of his [&hellip
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West Side YMCA, Where Teachers and Parents Work Hand-in-Hand

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bba_Westside YMCA Co-op Nursery School_Emily Johnson Outstanding Nursery School Almost 50 years ago, a group of parents in the Lincoln Center area of Manhattan decided they wanted greater involvement in their children’s first school experience and founded the West Side YMCA Co-op Nursery School. The school started as a single classroom with 30 children, one teacher and a daily parent assistant. [&hellip
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Financial Planning Tips for Caregivers

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Worried mature couple using wireless technology By Mario Solitto Caregivers are often so focused on managing their parent’s health and financial needs that they don’t even think about their own future needs. Although your focus is on providing care for your loved one, it’s important to think about and prepare for your own future financial and caregiving needs. If you haven’t [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Post-Sandy Help, LES Guns Off the Streets

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Neighborhood Chatter By Nora Bosworth Getting Post-Sandy Help Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued a statement explaining what recovery and emergency aid is now available throughout the city. The Human Resources Administration has established sites where people can learn how to apply for emergency and economic help. These centers are located at: Mount Loretto – 6581 [&hellip
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Central Park Receives $100 Million Gift

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The Maine Monument at Merchants' Gate in Central Park Photo by Aaron Adler On its “Donations” web page, Central Park accepts gifts of five set amounts, from $20 to $500. A sixth option, “other,” also lets donors choose their own amount: $25, say, if $20 is just not quite enough—or, as in John Paulson’s case, $100 million. The New York-based hedge fund manager announced this sizable gift to [&hellip
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Hurricane Sandy Survivors: Dispatches From The “Dead Zone”

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The controversy over canceling the New York City marathon this weekend does not merely extend to the dangers posed for runners by downed power lines and flooding throughout the city — it also has to do with displaced residents of downtown Manhattan who just want to go home in peace. For those who can’t go [&hellip
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Ways You Can Help Out With Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

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Want to help out with the hurricane relief effort but not sure how? Below are links to volunteer opportunities around the city as well as places accepting donations of blankets, batteries and nonperishable items. You can also consider donating money or blood at redcrossblood.org. List of blood drives in NYC JCorps Volunteering Lower Manhattan Help [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Amateur Writers and “Thirty Days and Nights of Literary Abandon”

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NaNoWriMo, which describes its rigorous program as “Thirty Days and Thirty Nights of Literary Abandon,” may sound like a carefree, hallucinogenic-fueled retreat for the literarily ambitious, but the group has more of a take-no-prisoners approach.   Mark Phair is a software developer and new father in Seattle, who dreams of days spent splitting his time [&hellip
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Where to Get Hurricane Relief Effort Updates

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20121103095839-A6tkGi2CQAABBlP Electricity was restored to parts of the Lower East Side and East Village on Friday, and hopefully all of Manhattan will have power soon, but relief efforts are far from over. Look to the links below for continually updated coverage on relief efforts in your area. Twitter:  @FEMA  @RedCross  @RedCrossNY  @ConEdison   FEMA.gov/Sandy  NYC.gov   RedCross.org  [&hellip
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