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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE | NYCharities is an online contributions portal that many nonprofit organizations and New York City parent-teacher associations use to manage donations. Web sites of organizations that use NYCharities often include a “donate” button that links directly to the NYCharities Web site. NYCharities then maximizes organizations’ abilities to get donations; it allows the donor […]

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BY NEW YORK FAMILY | Sports have always been the go-to when it comes to finding an outlet for your children to unleash their unceasing energy. But it is more than just having them run around and get active. Sports play a key role in building your child’s confidence and set them up for success in the […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | After the Boys’ Club of New York put its historic Harriman Clubhouse up for sale last year, there was an outcry from locals and concern that the building would become just more new luxury condos, further gentrifying the East Village. But an anonymous buyer has reportedly come to the rescue, buying […]

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BY MICAELA MACAGNONE |   MARKET Summer Ice Cream Blizzard: While the Grand Bazaar NYC runs every Sunday, this weekend it will be especially chill. That’s because the indoor/outdoor market will feature the “best and most unique artisanal ice cream makers.” In addition, as usual, there will be more than 130 artists, designers, craft-makers, vintage […]

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BY LYNN PACIFICO | When our mothers told us to go out and play, they might have just wanted us out of the house. But we benefitted from those afternoons in the park — in more ways than we imagined. Science is proving the staggering benefits of spending time in nature for all of us, […]

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BY GABE HERMAN | Local skateboarders are pushing back against a Parks Department move to lay down synthetic turf in a corner of Tompkins Square Park that has been popular with skateboarders going back three decades. The planned upcoming East Side Coastal Resiliency Project would close East River Park for three-and-a-half years while 8 to […]

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BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | With wild cheers from adoring fans, a whirlwind of confetti, the mayor and the governor in tow, purple hair, tattoos and some swigs of well-deserved bubbly, the victorious U.S. Women’s National Team rolled up lower Broadway’s Canyon of Heroes Wednesday, from Battery Park to City Hall. The talented, spirited and inspiring […]

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BY PAUL DeRIENZO | On Tues., June 25, Community Board 3 voted 33 to 3 with 1 abstention to approve, with conditions, the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. An “October surprise” dropped on the community last autumn, the E.S.C.R.P. would close East River Park for at least three-and-a-half years. It would raise the 57-acre park by […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | New York City’s park bathrooms stink. That’s the finding of a report from City Comptroller Scott Stringer. That is, they’re subpar. The report, “Discomfort Stations: The Conditions and Availability of NYC Park Bathrooms,” highlights the dire state of the city’s 1,428 park restrooms, which were found to have 400 damaged sinks, toilets, […]

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BY ALEJANDRA O’CONNELL-DOMENECH | Playground One, in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Two Bridges, will be completely reconstructed. Councilmember Margaret Chin, state Senator Brian Kavanagh, Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and students from P.S. 1 (the Alfred E. Smith School), the playground’s namesake, gathered there on June 25, to break ground on the $3.5-million project. According […]

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