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  1. New York City Has anyone had a neuropsych done for child at Sinai, Child Mind, or Columbia? Feedback appreciated. 3-2-2015 12:12am (0 replies)
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  2. New York City Anyone know who I can call to fix the oven modulator on a vintage-y stove? Thank you! 2-25-2015 12:36pm (3 replies)
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    • A vintage oven repair person would know. 2-25-2015 12:37pm
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      • good thinking! can you recommend one? 2-25-2015 12:51pm
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    • I don't know but I covet your vintagey stove. 2-25-2015 12:38pm
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  3. New York City What is the going rate for a reading/math tutor for lower elementary grades (1-2)? I would like to find a teacher who currently teaches this grade level at a NYC school, and...(more) 2-24-2015 10:48pm (5 replies)
    hopefully someone with a special education background. My DS is struggling and might be diagnosed with learning disability. Thank you very much.
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    • I am a 1st grade 12:1:1 sped teacher in NYC and trying to figure out what I can charge. Sticky 2-24-2015 10:49pm
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    • $100/hr 2-24-2015 10:49pm
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      • is this true. highway robbery. kahn academy. done. 2-24-2015 10:51pm
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    • I pay $100/ hr for a algebra tutor for my 8th grader...so I can't imagine it'd be more than that 2-24-2015 10:53pm
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    • Our sped tutor charged $130/ hr 2-24-2015 11:05pm
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  4. New York City Long shot, but can anyone recommend a place in NYC to buy a good quality violin case? Thinking of a hard-shell type for dd and really want to see choices rather than buying...(more) 2-24-2015 5:16pm (2 replies)
    online. Thank you!
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    • Kids' size, or for a professional musician? 2-24-2015 5:18pm
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      • full-size violin; pretty serious student -- on the subway with it 3x week. 2-24-2015 5:41pm
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  5. New York City Readers of mysteries and psychological thrillers: looking for ideas. I like Tana French, Nicci French, Harry Dolan, Kate Morton, Maggie O'Farell. Any suggestions? Many thanks! 2-24-2015 2:22pm (5 replies)
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    • Do you believe that reason we are supposed to take the brace position in a plane crash is not for survival but to preserve dental records for easier identification os the bodies...(more) 2-24-2015 2:23pm
      Do you like Historical mysteries? I know two set in ancient Rome that I really enjoyed
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      • ^^^WTF??? So sorry, autofill 2-24-2015 2:25pm
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        • omg; so funny! and this sounds like a good plot twist in one of these books! 2-24-2015 2:26pm
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    • Kate Atkinson, Denise Mina 2-24-2015 2:24pm
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    • If you like Historical mysteries, I like the SPQR series, and the one that begins with The Silver Pigs...Lindsey Davis maybe? 2-24-2015 2:26pm
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  6. New York City Anyone been on The Ride in NYC? How would my 10 year old ds like it? 2-23-2015 3:11pm (2 replies)
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    • We haven't gone, but I think it looks like silly fun. 2-23-2015 3:11pm
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    • what is that? 2-23-2015 3:11pm
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  7. New York City Is NPH a gay? 2-23-2015 9:15am (6 replies)
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    • a smidge 2-23-2015 9:15am
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    • This is not remotely a secret. He and his husband have kids, too. 2-23-2015 9:16am
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    • Yes, he caught the gay from his husband 2-23-2015 9:16am
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    • No, he is a deeply closeted straight man. His DH is just a beard. 2-23-2015 9:17am
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      • as are his twins and lovely townhouse in Harlem he openly shares with his dh. 2-23-2015 9:18am
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        • It is indeed an elaborate deception. But he is a talented guy and seems to pull it off. 2-23-2015 9:19am
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  8. New York City Johnny Carson always did a good job with the Oscars. 2-23-2015 9:11am (1 reply)
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    • I hope you die. 2-23-2015 9:12am
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  9. New York City Every year the Oscars suck yet every year you continue to watch. 2-23-2015 9:07am (2 replies)
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    • I switched to Downton and then Girls recast and then caught the big awards in the last half hour. 2-23-2015 9:08am
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    • It's like the weather. But this year was particularly bad. 2-23-2015 9:08am
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  10. New York City Anyone hav experience with the Sachs Center on the UWS? 2-15-2015 11:50pm (0 replies)
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  11. New York City Any HS news?? 2-12-2015 9:57am (2 replies)
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    • nothing yet - driving me crazy! You? 2-12-2015 9:58am
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    • not here. I need to get off the computer bc I get a mild coronary with every email notification 2-12-2015 9:58am
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  12. New York City Social Media Maven Moms, dh is musician, his band is in an online contest…we're middle-aged and I'm trying to find ways to keep up with the youth votes. Ideas? 2-10-2015 4:57pm (5 replies)
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    • Twitter and instagrAm and fb is how my middle age musician gets votes and stuff. He has a lot of followers 2-10-2015 4:59pm
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    • takes time to build a social presence that will matter. start with instagram. 2-10-2015 5:01pm
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    • Yeah, he's got a lot of FB and Instagram followers, too, covered on Twitter and Tumblr and I've posted to Imgur and Reddit. 2-10-2015 5:03pm
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    • Here's the link, in case anyone's feeling generous. Thanks. http://bit.ly/1D6ILRF 2-10-2015 5:04pm
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    • Meant to say, a lot of FB followers, slow on Instagram... 2-10-2015 5:05pm
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  13. New York City Any where good on upper west side for ds to get haircut with knicks logo? 2-8-2015 8:09am (2 replies)
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    • White trash cuts 2-8-2015 8:14am
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    • on Amsterdam and 82 there is a barbershop, i'm sure they would do it. young guys work there 2-8-2015 8:17am
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  14. New York City New member and need feedback...(more) 2-1-2015 10:48am (6 replies)
    Hi mommies, I wanted to share my mommy blog with you and hope you can give me feedback on it. I give recipes, stress free tips, beauty and much more. I hope we can connect through there too. Thank you so much.
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    • wtf 2-1-2015 10:49am
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    • my feedback: don't address grown women as "mommies" please. post on the toddler board and clearly label your post as SPAM. 2-1-2015 10:50am
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    • Shut the fuck up and go away Lori. 2-1-2015 10:50am
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    • Link 2-1-2015 10:51am
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    • this is SO not the place for this 2-1-2015 10:51am
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    • Please dont call me mommy 2-1-2015 3:32pm
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  15. New York City We're moving to a top school zone in June. Dc will be going into fourth next year. Is it too late to be worth switching him? It would of course be much more convenient to switch...(more) 1-31-2015 4:15pm (2 replies)
    him in terms of commute vs getting him back to the old school. The old school is pretty good too, but not great, and it's opposite direction of work. Possibly he could take a school bus. I prefer to switch him but worry about the transition socially.
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    • mom of 4 th grade boy: is he a typically social boy? if so, send to local school but keep up playdates with old friends for a while to help the transition 1-31-2015 4:18pm
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      • Thx. He is. A little overly self conscious but outgoing. Good idea. 1-31-2015 5:01pm
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  16. New York City What do you think is more important, building you love or apt you love? Does a great apt make up for a not good building? 1-31-2015 3:40pm (11 replies)
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    • apartment! 1-31-2015 3:41pm
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    • location,location, location 1-31-2015 3:42pm
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      • When buying, yes. When renting, no 1-31-2015 3:42pm
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        • renting too. ...commute, schools, shopping, parking, parks all important. location 1-31-2015 3:44pm
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        • np. I would not rent in an area I don't like 1-31-2015 3:45pm
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          • np I'm a lot less hung up on location if I'm renting. It isnt' a long term commitment 1-31-2015 3:49pm
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    • I need both 1-31-2015 3:42pm
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    • What's most important IMO is the neighborhood. Then I guess I would choose building because even if it's not the perfect apartment, if you're there, you may hear about a great...(more) 1-31-2015 3:42pm
      apartment in the same building and/or neighborhood
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      • ^^But I was thinking of buying and not renting 1-31-2015 3:43pm
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    • both. who cares if you are in a fancy building if your apartment is a shit hole and visa versa 1-31-2015 3:44pm
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      • We own in a not great building. We can do a fabulous reno here or sell and start over in a building we like. We would probably have less space though and may need to rent in...(more) 1-31-2015 3:59pm
        between which will all probably be a lot of stress. However, I really dislike our building (it has many structural issues and was not well maintained) and would love to leave and don't like the specific nabe though its close to very nice areas.
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  17. New York City How much should 13 y o dd charge for baby sitting / mother's helper? Red Cross certified and everything! Was thinking of starting out as mother's helper (being with kids while mom...(more) 1-30-2015 10:44am (10 replies)
    is otherwise occupied, running errands, etc.) Thanks.
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    • 8/hr 1-30-2015 10:45am
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    • $5/hr? 1-30-2015 10:45am
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    • How many kids? Ages? I have a high school student who babysits for $8/hour 1-30-2015 10:46am
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      • 2 kids, 4 and 8 y o 1-30-2015 11:11am
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    • 10$ Manhattan 1-30-2015 10:47am
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      • This is right, but why do you think she cannot just babysit? i would not do babies but especially if you are nearby it is fine. 1-30-2015 11:15am
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        • thanks for the vote of confidence. thought this would be the best way to start, but maybe she should aim higher! 1-30-2015 12:48pm
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        • wanna hire her? ;) 1-30-2015 12:48pm
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    • Thanks, everyone! 1-30-2015 11:12am
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  18. New York City Would a family with a hhi of around $600k (and no family $) feel relatively poor in Larchmont? 1-26-2015 11:17am (11 replies)
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    • No 1-26-2015 11:18am
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    • The guy who used to shine dh's shoes lives in Larchmont 1-26-2015 11:18am
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      • He retired some years ago but he used to commute every day. Really nice gentleman. 1-26-2015 11:22am
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    • This is why I prefer the city. You are rich or poor. Don't have to worry about how you feel. 1-26-2015 11:19am
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      • lol 1-26-2015 11:27am
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      • yes im sure no one in the city feels poor 1-26-2015 11:28am
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        • This. Most people are truly poor or feel it. Most umc feels poor here. 1-26-2015 11:31am
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    • There really is not anything special about Larchmont. Like every town there are some amazing places but overall it's not West Egg. 1-26-2015 11:20am
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    • No 1-26-2015 11:21am
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    • Thanks. How are the schools with providing support for struggling kids? We're in a good public in the city, but ds has attention issues, and it's all on us to get private help....(more) 1-26-2015 11:29am
      He has done fine academically so far as it's a focus thing, but that interferes ultimately.
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    • NO 1-26-2015 11:30am
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  19. New York City I know this isn't UB but any parents applying to private K this year? 1-22-2015 12:01am (1 reply)
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  20. New York City Does anyone live in Tower 67 on UWS? If so, how is it and how is the location? 1-18-2015 11:58pm (2 replies)
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    • Friends are happy there. Rates seem decent and location is great if you want 199. 1-19-2015 12:00am
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  21. New York City Is Larchmont a walking town? Do people regularly walk to train, shops, dinner etc.? 1-17-2015 11:02pm (5 replies)
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    • If they live within walking distance. 1-17-2015 11:05pm
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    • depends on which part you live in- if you're close enough, it's a very walking town - as are bronxville, Scarsdale and pelham 1-17-2015 11:12pm
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      • Thanks. Among the different areas (four?), is one more walkable? Is any not so nice? 1-17-2015 11:16pm
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        • Honestly it simply depends on where your house is. The good thing about westchester is that towns are built right around train stations, unlike Long Island. All of the towns I...(more) 1-17-2015 11:17pm
          Listed are great in their own way.
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    • many people do. you have to look closely at where the house is located. ps some houses deep in the manor are not walkable to the train station or parts of town 1-22-2015 8:52pm
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  22. New York City Anyone know the reason for helicopters on UWS an hour ago? 1-17-2015 10:59pm (3 replies)
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    • ^^and now. 1-17-2015 10:59pm
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    • usually helicopters are police activity 1-17-2015 11:02pm
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    • there is a serious fire on in harlem? (twitter feed) 1-17-2015 11:03pm
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  23. New York City DD got into Elon, U Pitt and American...which would you choose and why? 1-16-2015 1:13pm (35 replies)
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    • American, bc I'm a public policy wonk and lawyer and American would have a lot of this vibe and opportunity 1-16-2015 1:14pm
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    • elon? 1-16-2015 1:14pm
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    • Not Elon -- middle of no where NC -- only reason I heard of it is that I went to duke for grad school. either pitt or american. 1-16-2015 1:14pm
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      • ^ unless, of course, you're in NC, but then I'd expect to see NC State or other similar schools on this list. but it's an odd list overall 1-16-2015 1:15pm
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    • Pitt, especially if she got into the Honors COllege 1-16-2015 1:14pm
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    • i know several people who went to american and became very successful, self made. whatever that's worth 1-16-2015 1:14pm
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      • ^and i've never heard of elon. don't know much about upitt or anyone who went there, but it might be a great school 1-16-2015 1:15pm
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    • should have added interest is in Journalism and Communications 1-16-2015 1:14pm
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      • OR: American all the way! 1-16-2015 1:15pm
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    • what does she want to major in? What kind of merit scholarship $ did each school offer? 1-16-2015 1:15pm
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      • too early in the process to know about $$ 1-16-2015 1:16pm
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    • so why did you post this only in NYC? 1-16-2015 1:15pm
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      • because that's where we live and interested in local opinions 1-16-2015 1:16pm
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    • give me the fourth option that you've dismissed but I want to hear about anyway 1-16-2015 1:16pm
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      • if Elon is on the list, I imagine there is no fourth option. 1-16-2015 1:16pm
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        • there's always a fourth option 1-16-2015 1:17pm
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          • she's applied to Newhouse School of Comm at Syracuse, but unlikely that she will get in 1-16-2015 1:19pm
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        • Elon is a very good school. No need to be snarky 1-16-2015 1:17pm
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          • she's posting on the NYC board. Elon is a regional school in bf north carolina. 1-16-2015 1:18pm
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            • NP: i'm from nyc and have heard of this school more and more, I don't know why. 1-16-2015 1:20pm
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              • Another Np: that's because it is a fairly common crossword puzzle answer :-) 1-16-2015 1:20pm
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                • true! but I know a few kids who are going there (from wchester) or got in, in the past few years. 1-16-2015 1:21pm
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                  • Huh, interesting. My kids are only in m.s. So I'm not in the college acceptance loop yet. 1-16-2015 1:22pm
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                    • np the school is becoming better known as a smallish, high quality school that seems to focus on the whole kid. 1-16-2015 1:25pm
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                      • ^^^^YES, this is why she applied 1-16-2015 1:29pm
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              • op here: it moving up the ranks and being recognized as a good school 1-16-2015 1:24pm
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              • up and comer for B students. 1-20-2015 9:46am
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    • Pitt. Its a great university. And despite what people think, Pittsburgh is a cool city 1-16-2015 1:16pm
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    • OP here: she's been in a small progressive private since K. All the schools she has applied to are schools that we all agree would be a good fit for her (by we I mean, me, her and...(more) 1-16-2015 1:26pm
      her college counselor)
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    • pitt 1-16-2015 1:27pm
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      • ^^^know two very successful grads who loved it there 1-16-2015 1:27pm
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    • Elon is small and really up and coming. Pittsburgh is a great research university. American has the DC thing. All are potentially good, but Elon sounds most like her...(more) 1-20-2015 9:43am
      current school.
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    • totally depends on what she's looking for! 1-20-2015 9:43am
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    • I like Elon for a kid who is an underachiever and wants to be in the shouth. U Pitt is right across the street from carnegie mellon which might open some opportuniites. Not crazy...(more) 1-20-2015 9:45am
      about the intellectual vibe or lack thereof at American but it is in DC which is a great city!
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  24. New York City Where to donate toddler clothes, a single mac stroller and a bunch of stuffed animals in manh.? 1-15-2015 3:14pm (4 replies)
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  25. New York City Recs for a place near Times Sq (I know, I know) for dh and me to have a drink at 530? 1-14-2015 4:26pm (3 replies)
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    • i heard Andaz was nice 1-14-2015 4:26pm
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      • Do you think he did it? 1-14-2015 4:28pm
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        • ha! you, I like. 1-14-2015 4:43pm
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