iKidNY: An iPhone app for NYC parents
Tue Oct 20
It's a Saturday afternoon. You've just attended one of the many events happening around the city with your crew—which you undoubtedly got wind of via Time Out Kids —when the inevitable question arises: What's next? If you're facing such a quandary, the new iPhone app iKidNY has you covered. It's premise is simple: To help NYC parents find what they're looking for—be it a changing table, a restaurant or an activity. iKidNY can be purchased on iTunes for $2.99. Let us know what you think of it.
Tuesday's pick of the day: Turkish Celebration!
Tue Oct 20
If you don't know whole lot about the country of Turkey—or even if you do—you can get a taste of the rich culture at the free Turkish Celebration being held at Grand Central today, featuring live performances, tasty treats and plenty of music. If you can't make it today, swing by any other day this week; the fest continues through Friday.
Speyer Legacy School: Just for gifted kids?
Mon Oct 19
Wait a minute, you're probably thinking, aren't all independent schools for gifted students? That's why my kid had to take a million tests to get into Collegiate! But that's not what the brains behind the brand new Speyer Legacy School would like you to think. Today's New York Times profiles the new K-8 school, which opened last month and claims to be unique because of its 100% gifted and talented student body. According to The Times , Speyer Legacy "follows a curriculum developed specifically for advanced learning, with an emphasis on student inquiry. For instance, students are told they are discussing meteorology rather than the daily weather, and that they are studying entomology rather than insects. Classes are limited to 18, and include time for art, music, chess and Spanish." "Speyer does not set a minimum test score for admission, though Connie Williams Coulianos, the head of school, said that all of the current students scored in the high 90s on...
Milk delivery comes to Brooklyn
Mon Oct 19
Nothing washes down a chocolate chip cookie—or a bowl of cheerios—like a glass of milk. We're such big fans of cow juice that we devoted a story to local bottlers of it in our July '08 issue. Today, we're happy to report that, according to the New York Daily News , one of the dairies we featured— Manhattan Milk , known for milk with a "full and creamy texture"—plans to extend its delivery service to brownstone Brooklyn (i.e. Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope) next month. The farm currently delivers to about 50 households in Manhattan. Each quart of Manhattan Milk's USDA-organic-certified-stuff will set you back $5. Our take: It's a small, albeit slightly extravagant, price to pay to do your kids' bodies good. And it's quite a tasty nostalgia trip!
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