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How To Help After Sandy: Thanksgiving Week Edition

The need for volunteers and donations is especially acute this year, due to Hurricane Sandy. There are many ways to donate time or money in New York, New Jersey, and Long Island.

SummerStage concert at Central Park. Courtesy of SummerStage.
NYC-ARTS  |  June 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Performers, both from around the world and around the block, take to city stages indoors and out even well before the summer equinox.
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Charnèe Perez  |  May 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Whether you just said your "I do's" or want to reinvent your identity, your personal decision to change your name is now a public matter. Our tri-state guide for navigating just about any name changing scenario has you covered.
Photo by Liz Clayman.
Doris Martinez  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Get up to speed on today's tech tools, whether you're a master at HTML coding or unsure of how to hold a mouse. Here's a list of where to increase your intelligence quotient on technology.
ew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents his proposed executive 2013 New York City budget at City Hall in New York, Thursday, May 3, 2012. The total proposed city budget exceeds $68.7 billion this year and Bloomberg has until the end of June to negotiate a final version with the City Council. AP/Lucas Jackson, Pool
John Farley  |  May 7, 2012 12:37 PM | Comments
The full schedule of City Council's hearings on the executive budget for 2013 is now available.
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.
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.
Founded by the elf-ear wearing Reverend Jen, whose love for “cute and ugly elemental beings” inspired the collection, the Troll Museum is located on the sixth floor of a walkup on the Lower East Side. Reverend Jen’s living-room-turned-troll-sanctuary includes vintage trolls and memorabilia featuring the mythical creatures. Photo courtesy of Flickr/:::Mat:::
Doris Martinez  |  April 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Are you looking for a literal inside view of New York architecture, outlandish thingamajigs from decades past, or unusual settings for art and music, but aren’t quite sure where to begin your search? Then check out our round-up of some of the best resources for hidden gems and insider events. VIDEO
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!
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
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