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NYC Schools

A “blended” back to school | Bronx Free Press

It’ll be an autumn to remember. At a press conference on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his administration’s plan to reopen public schools in September, which includes a combination of remote and in-person learning and the staggering of…

Refashioning summer youth jobs | Manhattan Times

By Gregg McQueen When the city’s latest budget was approved on July 1, it included $51 million for the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). The funding came as a relief to many after Mayor Bill de Blasio had initially…

Cafe Buunni

Buunni Coffee Gives A New Meaning To Staycation

The staff at Buunni Coffee is going from roasting coffees beans to roasting on a beach. To celebrate their upcoming five year anniversary, the owners of Buunni Coffee are treating their employees to a beach day. But they will…

Cafe Buunni

In the Heights, a Taste of Ethiopia

Story & photos by Angela Bao Bei Bei (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) On a recent Saturday afternoon, the late-autumn sunshine heated this changing neighborhood along the Hudson River. The air just off 187th Street smelled of autumn leaves, damp earth and bus…

Child Care? Check the Waitlist First…

Story & photos by Angela Bao Bei Bei (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) Washington Heights – Rachel Torres finally started preschool this September after a one-year wait for a spot in a subsidized center, the only option her family can afford. Her parents,…

Alonso's Dunkin Donuts store

Donut Wars Rage in Washington Heights

Story & photos by Angela Bao Bei Bei (@AngelaBaoBeiBei) Already boasting more than 7,000 stores across the country, Dunkin’ Donuts is seeking to double its footprint by 2020, an expansion plan first mentioned in 2006 following the company’s leveraged…