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BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | There is a new member of the Hudson Guild family. On Mon., July 2, Hudson Guild took over the operation of the Polly Dodge Center at 538 W. 55th St. (btw. 10th & 11th Aves.) from the YWCA. “Recently, the YWCA decided to no longer operate the Polly Dodge Center […]

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BY TEQUILA MINSKY | Opera education in primary schools? Sounds pretty ambitious, but not in the view of Odelphia Pierre, principal of PS 129 on West 130th St. in Harlem, who appreciates the arts. “They just love it,” she beamed thinking of the third and fourth graders’ embrace of the Playground Operas, a program that has […]

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BY LAURA HANRAHAN | Tucked away inside Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Single Stop — an on-campus student resource center — there is a small room that is having a big impact on students’ lives. The Panther Pantry, a new initiative from the Single Stop office, at 199 Chambers St., is providing students who experience food insecurities […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Three 2018 graduates of Upper East Side high schools have been selected among this year’s Milken Scholars. Caoimhe Boyle, Roy Kim, and Angelo Osofsky were chosen for their academic performance, community service, demonstrated leadership, and ability to persevere in tough situations. In their high schools, the young scholars took the lead on […]

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BY SYDNEY PEREIRA  | Grassroots democracy can be seen in action on the Upper West Side. City Councilmembers Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine announced winners of their respective participatory budgeting efforts where residents decide what’s to be done with around $1 million in discretionary funds in their district. Thousands of Upper West Siders voted this spring […]

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BY RANIA RICHARDSON | It was an exciting day for the greening of Chelsea as students and faculty from PS 33 Chelsea Prep, at 281 Ninth Ave., btw. W. 26th & 27th Sts., participated in the groundbreaking for a $1.16 million state-of-the-art playground. The neighborhood space will be located on the W. 26th St. side […]

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BY BRIANA BARTENIEFF | On March 14, I had a physics quiz On March 14, Stephen Hawking died On March 14, thousands of kids and I marched at 10 a.m. nationwide for those who could not be out here because of gun violence I will never forget yelling about how the whole situation was BS Asking […]

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BY PAUL SCHINDLER | By unanimous votes on Mar. 7, the City Council approved three measures aimed at strengthening shelter options for homeless youth in New York, including a long contested move to raise the age limit for eligibility in youth shelters to include those 21 to 24 years old. The State Legislature last year […]

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BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Achieving a significant milestone in its effort to build a 245,000-square-foot expansion devoted to science education, the American Museum of Natural History has won approval for the project from the city Department of Parks and Recreation. That approval, announced last week, was necessary since construction of the Richard Gilder Center for […]

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BY LEVAR ALONZO | Lower East Side and East Village parents have long advocated for more racial inclusion in their district’s elementary schools. On Thurs., Oct. 26, the city’s Department of Education announced it is launching a pilot program for a school-choice system aimed at increasing racial and socioeconomic diversity in schools in Community School […]

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