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Toddler 10.18.08, 01:03 PM Flag
[ - ] While I really respect the idea behind only focusing on the child and not interviewing the parents, I don't understand how St. Ann's can really make an admissions decision without knowing the whole family, especially for K admissions. Do they really not talk to the parents at all? Anyone BTDT? WHat do the parents do during their dc's admissions testing? 24 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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np. Maybe in higher grades, but I don't think this is true anymore in the elementary school. DC got dinged at Hunter round 2 a few years back and we had a frank discussion afterward with the psych who had tested DC. According to her the school has been making a concerted effort to weed out DC w/ "issues" during the admissions process. Based on what I hear from a friend whose dd did get accepted, it's working. The only difference is that it seems to be harder for Hunter to counsel dc out when issues do turn up. [ Reply | More ]
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General Topics 10.18.08, 06:33 PM Flag
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The Stuyvesant grads I know would quibble with this. They do not think the education they received was particularly well-rounded, to say the least. Stuy is very strong in math and science, the rest kinda sucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.08, 04:30 PM Flag
[ - ] Does anyone else besides me think it a little disgusting that the Times has to plaster an article depicting Cindy McCain in such a negative way on the front page? There was nothing totally relevant, except that she is a dedicated wife. Why the need to discuss her miscarriages? Would they ever look into Michelle Obama in such depth-even how she got her 250k job at a Chicago hospital? 15 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:32 PM Flag
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well if Michelle Obama stole her husband from somebody else, we sure woulda heard a whole lot more about her in FAR MORE negative ways than the NYT article on Cindy McCain. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:38 PM Flag
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no shit. The woman is a homewrecker, a drug addict, and a criminal (an embezzler). "Such a dedicated wife" my ass. Her own husband calls her a cunt. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:42 PM Flag
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mee - owwwwww [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:45 PM Flag
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I'm a big Obama fan and I felt that was unnecessary as well. I don't think it reflects any bias, per se (since there were tons of those kinds of articles about Clintons/Kerrys/Gores in past years) but that reporter, if I recall, has written those kind of ridiculous articles about democrats' families in past and has never impressed me as being much of a journalist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:28 PM Flag
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the so-called reporter, went trolling for trash among schoolmates of the McCains' 16-year-old daughter, Bridget. Kantor's fishing came up empty; she couldn't find a single parent willing or able to contribute dirt on Cindy or John. so she came up with this sentence: "Some of Mr. McCain's Washington friends say they have barely met Mrs. McCain, while fellow mothers at their children's schools say they have little sense of her husband." now this is what i call journalism. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:42 PM Flag
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the times has sunk to a new low, and that's hard to achieve for them. i don't think i've ever seen a presidential candidate's spouse treated so negatively or so unfairly. it's a safe bet that the National Enquirer wouldn't have run this article; only the NYT is this committed to putting politics above news judgment or basic fairness. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:39 PM Flag
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Like the NYT has to - NYC is for Obama all the way no matter what this left-wing paper types up. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:42 PM Flag
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yes you're right. b/c nyt is only read in nyc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:43 PM Flag
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No; it's a newspaper. I'd read what they had to say about Michelle Obama as well. That doesn't mean I'd share their views or take it as fact. Cindy is perfect fodder though; What a freak! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:58 PM Flag
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I think it's bizarre that they've never lived together as husband and wife. 30 years of long distance relationship is cuckoo. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:02 PM Flag
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It would have been more appropriate for the NY Times to look into how the McCain's got that cell phone tower on their property. Or McCain's relationship with G. Gordon Liddy, a man who has promoted the killing of federal agents of the ATF. So, these kind of articles are actually pro-McCain because they district from the real issues of the campaign, and the real corruption of McCain, not whether Cindy took drugs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:03 PM Flag
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Doesn't bother me. In politics ALL is fair game. And what does it matter how Michelle got her job. Whether it was by merit or favor. White folk play the "favors" game all the time to get good, high-paying jobs. I'm working around a bunch now whose father's is so and so or whose 2nd cousin knows the hiring manager but yet my pretty darn good education and experience gets questioned or looked at as if it's alien. I usually play into their game. I'm like, yup I'm from the welfare to work program or I saw a notice for this job hanging in the homeless shelter where I live. I find it hysterical and my boss even chuckles (who happens to be White) because she knows how comfortable people are in their limited thinking. [ Reply | More ]
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yes, judging by the tons of posts on all the conservative blogs, A LOT of people think it's totally disgusting. but you won't find any of them here. :) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:19 PM Flag
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well, you can find a few. i think it's a typically disgusting production from a news organization that long ago forfeited any claim to credibility or respect. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:22 PM Flag
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If a conservative blogger can write and entire article to say if abortion had been more readily available in the 60s Obama's mother would have aborted his black ass, I say Cindy "I can't move my forehead" McCain's miscarriages are up for grabs. I can't believe someone would speak so ill of the dead and make assumptions about Obama's mother's views or carrying a Black child and loving a Black man. Too me, I'm fascinated by Obama's mother. She seemed way ahead of her time and I'm fascinated by his White grandparents who helped raised him. I've met a few mixed/Black children (now adults of course) who have not contact at all with their White grandparents or White relatives and if they do the White grandparents where verbally and sometimes physically abusive to the "Black" grandchild. Disgusting! But Obama's White grandparents fascinate me and his mother seems like she was one "hell of a woman". [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:27 PM Flag
[ - ] What do babies between 6-12 mo's of age do for play during the winter time? I cant afford a play school at this time--$600-$700 for a baby to play for 4 months seems a tad far-fetched for me right now. So curious what else I can do. Any suggestions? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 10.18.08, 12:19 PM Flag
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start a play group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:22 PM Flag
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library - story times at different barnes & nobles [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:49 PM Flag
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I really wouldn't bother paying for classes for such a young baby. There is enough free stuff, like the above poster mentioned, to keep him happy. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Looking for winter-time play school for my son who is just under 6 months now. Any suggestions for play schools in Murray Hill in Manhattan? The one's I know are gymboree on 38th St and Wee Ones Clubs on 36th....any others? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 10.18.08, 12:17 PM Flag
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my ds use to go to Wee Ones, i likes it a lot. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:35 PM Flag
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five month olds need play school? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 05:31 PM Flag
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i was thinking the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 05:43 PM Flag
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try swimming at the Vanderbuilt Y on 47th street. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.20.08, 10:14 AM Flag
[ - ] just bought house. Received a notice of exemption removal from the office of assessor. what is this about? do I owe money b/c of the previous owner? so confused. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:12 PM Flag
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what is the date of the exemption removal? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:13 PM Flag
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the notice is dated 10/15/2008 and the sale date is also listed which was last month. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:15 PM Flag
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were you expecting the property to be have a tax abatement? is that in your deed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:20 PM Flag
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not expecting a tax abatement. previous owner is disabled - i'm assuming he might have. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:28 PM Flag
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sounds like it. looks like you're paying real estate taxes, like most of us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 12:37 PM Flag
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I would think that you don't owe back taxes from the time before you bought the house, but you do owe standard property taxes on the house. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:06 PM Flag
[ - ] I am 41 and just found out I am pregnant (10 days from conception!) What hospital and obgyn would you recommend? what is the best hospital in manhattan? I am happy but very nervous and fearful... This is my first pregnancy. Thanks in advance for your advice..:) EXPECTING [ REPLY | STOP WATCHING | OPTIONS ] 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I had my first db at 38 at Mt. Sinai. We chose doctor wanting to give birth at Mt. Sinai or Cornell - both top hospitals. We chose Mt. Sinai faculty practice for OBs and I was very happy. [ Reply | More ]
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mt. sinai and cornell are both excellent. I have had good experiences with Dr. Jin at cornell. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] I am 41 and just found out I am pregnant (10 days from conception!) What hospital and obgyn would you recommend? what is the best hospital in manhattan? I am happy but very nervous and fearful... This is my first pregnancy. Thanks in advance for your advice..:) 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] New baby in NYC - I'm a 38 year old woman living in London - but relocating with partner's work in Jan to NYC. Can anyone give me some advice on where we should live? I liked Brooklyn very much when I've visited NYC before. My baby will be 5 months old in Jan. I'm scared of being isolated while partner is working, so where will I find lots of clever, international, funny women bringing up babies with time to do things together and drink coffee? 19 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I think Riverdale is isolating if you're not Jewish--that was my experience anyway. [ Reply | More ]
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not really, but I understand why you'd say so. we're mixed faith and not religious at all. it's not really an issue. [ Reply | More ]
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np: Or Carroll Gardens/Cobble Hill 'hoods in Brooklyn, which also have a fair amount of international families. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:32 PM Flag
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I agree with above poster about Riverdale. We've lived in Brooklyn and Manhattan and now bought in Riverdale. It's been very easy to make friends. It's like a small town. I agree there is not much up here in the line of retail but we love it for the community. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 05:22 PM Flag
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Park Slope or Tribeca [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 02:40 PM Flag
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you will feel a lot more isolated in manhattan than brooklyn. the community of moms in brooklyn is unbelievable. i guess i'm only talking about park slope... [ Reply | More ]
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This is why I don't live in Park Slope! Funny that. [ Reply | More ]
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you mean you don't like having friends with kids? or are you just against staying at home and raising your own kid? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 05:09 PM Flag
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NP: So by "community of moms" you actually mean "community of stay-at-home moms", no? Interesting how intolerant the so-called inclusive and tolerant can be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 05:15 PM Flag
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And god forbid any mom in vicinity of that so-called community chooses not to bf! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.08, 04:34 PM Flag
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I love my kids, I love my friends (some of whom have kids, some don't), and I'm really allergic to the thought of a "community of moms," who spend their afternoons on the playground discussing their dc ad nauseum. would take a barrel of monkeys over that any day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.19.08, 04:33 PM Flag
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the east village, west village, upper west side, tribeca, maybe chelsea [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:23 PM Flag
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Jersey City downtown [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 03:24 PM Flag
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i must say parkslope will provide you and your dc with lots to do. if you are isolated its by choice. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 10.18.08, 04:50 PM Flag
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park slope, but also more diverse in washington heights (more artists, musicians, etc) [ Reply | More ]
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UWS, near Columbia [ Reply | More ]
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