Community Support

Recently there was a big fire in a building in my neighborhood; about 12 blocks from where I live. Many, many people are without a home right now, and the Jackson Heights community has pulled together to donate the basic requirements of living for these displaced families – blankets, clothing, toiletries, etc. –  to bring […]

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Snow Day!

No matter what the political climate, one thing remains true: children love to sled down snowy hills in winter! This was the scene at Central Park in NYC this past Saturday afternoon. So many children and their parents enjoying the day, laughing and calling out to each other, making memories that will last a lifetime. […]

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Windmills of the Netherlands

We didn’t want to leave Amsterdam without a visit to Zaanse Schans, which is a kind of historic park with twelve working windmills. While there, we learned that there are currently 1100 working windmills still operating in the Netherlands; during the pre-industrial revolution days, there were 1100 in the small area around Zaanse alone. I […]

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