Sarah Berson

Amy Milstein is an Upper West Side mother who homeschools her son and daughter. She said she looked into private schools before deciding that the tuition costs were too high to justify enrolling her children. MetroFocus/Megan Thompson
Sarah Berson  |  May 4, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
If home-made cookies are better than store-bought, why not consider the same for education? Here's how the savvy parent can get started in homeschooling.
Hacker students often work in pairs or teams to write programs and fix bugs. Every Monday, the school goes out for dinner in the city to keep social morale intact. @daniellesucher and @workmajj
Sarah Berson  |  May 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A training school and an online marketplace for handmade goods seeks to add diversity to computer engineering and design.
This diligent composter made a list for easy reference. Those are some happy worms! flickr/katesheets
Sarah Berson  |  April 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Find ways to save energy, and some money, by introducing eco-friendly ways of living into your home.
Looking for a friend! Dogs in shelters enjoy a stroll around the block or a stint as a couch surfer at your place. Find your local animal shelter to volunteer. flickr/outlier*
Sarah Berson  |  April 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
April 15-20 is National Volunteering Week and there are plenty of ways to help other New Yorkers and causes with your time and talents. Find out where to walk dogs, serve soup, keep a senior citizen company or give career advice -- the possibilities are as open as your interests.
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Sarah Berson  |  April 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
As you're lightening your wardrobe for the heat of summer, read tips for cleaning and storing wintery garb. No room under the bed? Check out our guide to storage facilities!
Subway station benches sold like hotcakes from the MTA's memorabilia website. Photo courtesy of the MTA.
Sarah Berson  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Ever feel like the subway is your second home? You can bring parts of it home with you, as-is.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker looks for its next snack at Wildcat Ridge. flickr/Michael
Sarah Berson  |  March 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
With spring comes puns: birds of a feather, whale of a time, seal of approval. Here's where to find nature in our metropolis.VIDEO
Saturday is St. Patrick's Day -- are you ready for some pints of Guiness? MetroFocus/Karan Brazell
Sarah Berson  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leery of leprechaun lore? Brush up on your St. Paddy's Day facts before donning excessive layers of green and toasting with that Guinness.
A fishmonger hocks his wares in Manhattan's Chinatown. While many seafood markets line the neighborhood's streets, the Bayard Market and Mulberry market are two of the largest and most popular. AP/Bebeto Matthews.
Sarah Berson  |  March 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Want a meaty meal without forsaking your Friday Lenten fast? Or do you just like fish? Use this guide to learn how and when to get the best city's best catches.
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Sarah Berson  |  February 24, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
With two Broadway revivals, 25 years of "Phantom" and the upcoming film adaptation of its sequel, Andrew Lloyd Webber is at the top of the theatrical food chain.VIDEO
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