Despite Odds Girl with CP Graduates Top in Class, Inspires Classmates

Jun 28, 15 Despite Odds Girl with CP Graduates Top in Class, Inspires Classmates

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One young woman from Brooklyn showed her classmates, and the world, that no matter the challenges, with enough hard work and will power, success is still attainable. Johileny Meran delivered the Valedictorian speech on Friday at the Juan Morel Campos Secondary School in Brooklyn. She graduated the top of her class and received a...

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Children Discover Nature at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Jun 14, 15 Children Discover Nature at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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The beautiful environment of the famed Brooklyn Botanic Garden just got even more child-friendly. The recently opened Discovery Garden, designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, maintains the authentic feel of being surrounded by nature, while at the same time opens up the mind of children of all ages to the surprises and...

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Hilltop Cares Foundation Focusing on Community and Healing

Dec 24, 14 Hilltop Cares Foundation Focusing on Community and Healing

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In early December of this year a group of 70 people came together to talk about finding ways to create a community of healing and mutual support. The venue was a kick-off event for the Hilltop Cares Foundation, chaired by Marjorie Kaufman. In attendance were alumni, parents, school administrators and students of the Horace Mann...

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French Tourist Facing Jail Time for Bridge Climbing Attempt

Nov 23, 14 French Tourist Facing Jail Time for Bridge Climbing Attempt

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After two embarrassing breaches of security for the NYPD, a third incident of a man attempting to climb the Brooklyn Bridge has propelled the police into action, taking the man into custody and threatening him with harsh punishment. French tourist and amateur photographer Yonathan Souid, 23, was in New York for a four day visit...

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Selfie Self-Incriminates Tourist Who Climbed Brooklyn Bridge

Oct 19, 14 Selfie Self-Incriminates Tourist Who Climbed Brooklyn Bridge

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Tourists no longer need to actually purchase the Brooklyn Bridge in order to make it their own: all they need to do is climb it and take some amazing selfies atop the historic New York icon. Take for example Yaroslav Kolchin, the 24-year-old Russian tourist who climbed the bridge one beautiful sunny day last summer and took a few...

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Nasib Hasanov, Azerbaijan and New York Tourists

Sep 02, 14 Nasib Hasanov, Azerbaijan and New York Tourists

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Some people think New Yorkers are the opposite of adventurous when it comes to vacationing. Just give them an old she or hut in the Catskill Mountains, and they are pleased as punch. Well I beg to differ. I know several dyed-in-the-wool New Yorkers who have explored some of the most exotic destinations on the planet. I am not...

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