From Urban Jungle to Jungle Gym

Friday, September 28th, 2007

A Long Island City elementary school is celebrating the transformation of a barren lot into a state-of-the-art playground that students played a big role in designing.
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Rally for Ousted Principal

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

A group of elected officials called on the city’s mayor and schools chancellor to reinstate the former principal of the embattled Khalil Gibran International Academy, a Brooklyn school that emphasizes Arab studies, culture and language.

The demand, made Sept. 19 outside Department of Education headquarters in lower Manhattan, marked the first time local elected officials have publicly backed ousted educator Debbie Almontaser.

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Nature Calls in Jamaica Bay

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

Volunteers raced against the clock to collect, identify and count as many living things as they could find in 24 hours at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge recently.

The 250 nature enthusiasts — ages 2 to 81 — hiked the 9,000-acre grounds armed with butterfly nets and binoculars as part of the park’s first BioBlitz, organized by Queens College and the Jamaica Bay Institute.

The tally: 665 species, including birds, mammals, insects and fish.
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Home Wreck Displaces Tenants

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Like many of her neighbors, Ethel Thaim grabbed the bare essentials from her apartment before the Fire Department evacuated her unsafe West Harlem building. Now the displaced resident of 305 W. 150th St., is living in an uptown shelter, trying to piece her life back together. (more…)

Protesters Can’t Rain on Parade

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Help for Ground Zero Heroes

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Strike Drives Away Cabbies

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Arabic School Opens to Debate

Wednesday, September 5th, 2007