Pre-K Scramble in the Bronx

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

At Theodore Roosevelt Education Campus on Fordham Road on Wednesday, families stood along the sidewalk waiting to enter the main registration site for all Bronx pre-Kindergarten students. Workers in orange vests went through the line, checking the paperwork for each child before sending them inside to a large auditorium where parents and school officials bustled about.



Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A Williamsburg Toy Story

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Samuel Lipschitz, 27, grinned as a pint-sized red smart car pulled up next to the curb outside his toy store on Lee Avenue. Lacquered onto the side of the car was a children’s cartoon character: a freckled, round-faced boy with curly brown peyes, or sidelocks, and a yarmulke.

“What Walt Disney did to Mickey Mouse — that’s what I’m trying to do here,” said Lipschitz, who designed the character.


Girls Get Ice and Life Lessons

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Here’s a heartwarming lesson: Sometimes, the ice can be cold.

This group of young Harlem-based figure skaters practiced hundreds of hours over two years, but finished last in their first competition.

“It made us feel sad, but at least we had fun,” said Emily Delbrun, recalling her experience last month at a competition in Hershey, Pa. “At least we placed.”


Childcare Numbers Don’t Add Up

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Rich Playground, Poor Playground

Friday, December 27th, 2013

‘Twas the Week Before Xmas

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

FDNY Responds to Christmas Call

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

A Flight from Sandy to Santa

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013