There's an UrbanBaby thread making its way around Internet circles, inspiring a sense of both depression and horror. It is about money, and how we feel about what we make, particularly in New York City, where we all seem to need a little bit more than people who live anywhere else. Despite the remin ... More >>
In New York City, getting your kids into the "right" preschools is notoriously hard. Fancy people put their toddlers in lotteries to get into very expensive pre-K's, where parents might pay upwards of $30,000 for their kids to fingerpaint in the right school.
The Times has an interesting ac ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg just held a press conference with NYC Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and Corporation Counsel Michael Cardozo to address a possible strike by the city's school bus drivers that would affect 152,000 kids.
Bloomberg described the proposed strike as "just outrageous" and said ... More >>
via SirsnapsalotThe EU Commission published a transportation plan today that may radically change how Europeans get around in the future, the Independent reports. Included in the proposal, which seeks to cut carbon emissions by 60%, is a plan to remove all conventionally fueled cars from Euro ... More >>
No fun at preschool!Getting your kid into a decent preschool, with "decent" dependent on a certain set of socioeconomic, cultural, and often status-based "ideals," has long been a harrowing, horrible New York City tradition. Enough so that British publication the Daily Mail, writing about the ... More >>
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July 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 29
'Sesame Street' Learns It's Paved with Gold
By Carol B. Liebman
The Children's Television Workshop, producers of "Sesame Street," was attacked this spring by tv critics of the Times and the Daily News for ... More >>
There's a lengthy piece in the New York Times that takes a look at the admittedly intriguing (and somewhat depressing) question: Can preschoolers be depressed? "Kiran," the 4-year-old featured in the story, was actually diagnosed with preschool depression or "early-onset depression" after may ... More >>
Four-year-olds: They attend preschool, and spend their days finger-painting, riding their Big Wheels, and dressing up like a princesses. Or whatever guys do. Their lives typically don't include pricey test prep in order to test into a gifted kindergarten class.
Unless you're a New York City ... More >>
Kate Hudson vehicle Something Borrowed -- about a Manhattan attorney who becomes involved with her best friend's fiancé (ugh) -- is filming in the East Village today and tomorrow, on 2nd Avenue and 10th Street, if you want to say hello. And though we have the requisite low hopes for this mov ... More >>
Ben Clark/NickelodeonBottom row: Christian Jacobs, DJ Lance Rock, and Scott Shultz. Top row: Brobee, Muno, Plex.The characters of the Nickelodeon preschool children's show, Yo Gabba Gabba!, recently barbecued with riff-rockers Them Crooked Vultures: picture a gap-toothed cyclops (Muno), a pin ... More >>
A private Seventh Day Adventist school in our neighborhood spread the warmth of the holiday season with this sign:
Note item number two: "The school building will be closed at 12:30 P.M. Students not picked up by then will be left at the 88th Precinct"
This sounded like rather extreme pun ... More >>