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The Sweet Rush of Grocery Shopping

The Sweet Rush of Grocery Shopping

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Not everyone shares my hobby, but let me put it out there. It is grocery shopping. Nothing I enjoy more. And since we live in the city, I’m shopping all the time, because who has space for those container ports of Country Crock the folks in the suburbs stock up on? […]

Andernach and The Rhine Maiden

Andernach and The Rhine Maiden

BY SPECIALIST (T/5) CORPORAL FREDERICK (RICK) CARRIER | I woke up at 5 a.m. and lay wide-awake thinking about where I was and smiled. I was in beautiful Andernach, Germany. I got up and went out on the terrace. I had a wide smile as I filled my lungs ten times with deep breaths of fresh […]

Our Deepest Fear and the Lasting Legacy of Etan

Our Deepest Fear and the Lasting Legacy of Etan

BY LENORE SKENAZY | As we settle in to the reality that we will probably never know what happened to Etan Patz after he disappeared that May morning in 1979, maybe we can finally come to terms with the legacy the crime left behind. The legacy of constant, crippling fear. I promise I won’t only be […]

Let Our Kids Boldly Go…Buy Legos

Let Our Kids Boldly Go…Buy Legos

BY LENORE SKENAZY | If you have passed a public playground anywhere in New York City, you have seen this sign: “Playground rules prohibit adults except in the company of children.” That is right — no adults allowed, unless they are demonstrably there in their capacity as a caregiver. Apparently, any adult who simply wants […]

De-Calendaring Puts 95 Properties at Risk

De-Calendaring Puts 95 Properties at Risk

By Co-Presidents Lesley Doyel and Michael Bhagwandin and the board of Save Chelsea | Currently, and somewhat ironically, as it celebrates its 50th anniversary, the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has proposed de-calendaring 95 properties in all five boroughs. If this proposal is implemented, all 95 sites would no longer be protected and would therefore be […]

Give Mom the Gift of Chill

Give Mom the Gift of Chill

  BY LENORE SKENAZY | Mother’s Day is usually marked by burnt toast, dandelion bouquets, and crayon drawings of mommies and children with hearts all around them. It is a great day. This Mother’s Day, I’ll be giving a talk at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on how come mommies feel so worried all the […]

Notes From the Pre-K Front Lines

Notes From the Pre-K Front Lines

BY JOSH ROGERS | I woke up last Sept. 4 with a plan. It was the first day of public school in the city, but I knew the chances my four-year-old son would be in class somewhere that day were slim to none. Slim was actually overly generous. “You can’t do that,” PS11’s lovable crossing […]

Enforcement Must Follow City’s Address Permit Fraud Promise

Enforcement Must Follow City’s Address Permit Fraud Promise

BY BILL BOROCK, For The Council of Chelsea Block Associations and Save Chelsea The Council of Chelsea Block Associations (CCBA) and Save Chelsea want to thank you, Chelsea Now, for Eileen Stukane’s “Report Exposes Lying Landlords, Devious Developer” (news, April 23, 2015). Her article described the PowerPoint presentation given to Community Board 4’s Housing, Health & […]

Why Workers Celebrate May Day

Why Workers Celebrate May Day

BY BHAIRAVI DESAI & EDGAR ROMNEY | Recently, thousands of workers all over the country took to the streets demanding a hike in the minimum wage to $15/hour. Our fight for $15 campaign highlighted the income inequality that has made the gap between the haves and have-nots as wide as the Grand Canyon. It also […]

I Was a Slide Show Victim

I Was a Slide Show Victim

BY LENORE SKENAZY | A high school friend I hadn’t seen in years was passing through New York. We had just a few precious hours to catch up, so we wandered around Central Park, exulting in its blossom overdrive, then sat on a sun-warmed rock to chat. Of course I wanted to see a picture of […]

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