Author Heather J. Chin

Arts & Culture fort greene
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Looking for a way to get away without the hassle of taking a trip? Brooklyn Staycation is your guide to taking a breather without ever leaving the borough. Each week, we will zoom in on different Brooklyn neighborhood. Today, we will take you on a walk through Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout. Check out…

Arts & Culture student-music
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Students from Sheepshead Bay, Coney Island and other Brooklyn neighborhoods have been tapped to perform as part of the summertime lineup of the 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series. The concert series kicked off Wednesday in Downtown Brooklyn’s Willoughby Plaza and continue to June 17, so take note of their scheduled performance dates below and come support…

Events I wonder if there's a policy about taking trees on the subway... (Source: NYRP/Flickr)
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Have you ever wondered how many trees are in Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn, or in New York City? Now’s your chance to help find out. The third decadal Trees Count tree census is coming up and the city Parks Department is looking for more “volunTREErs” (ugh) to help catalog the inventory. The volunteer process entails…

News & Features taxes
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This coming Wednesday, April 15, is the deadline for filing our personal income tax paperwork, making this the perfect time for scammers to hit, trying to trick us into revealing personal and financial information. With that in mind, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has released a list of known scams. New Yorkers can also report suspected…

Education Source: heicktopiertz.com / Flickr
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Pre-kindergarten enrollment season is here again. Beginning yesterday and ending Friday, April 24, pre-k applications are being accepted for the 2015-2016 school year, from parents of any child born in 2011 and currently residing in New York City. The Department of Education (DOE) has a pre-k resources page and Parent Guide available on their website, which…

Arts & Culture I wonder if there's a policy about taking trees on the subway... (Source: NYRP/Flickr)
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Nothing says springtime like new green shoots sprouting from the ground and leaves on trees. That’s why you should register to pick up a free tree at one of 18 locations in Brooklyn this March through mid-May! Courtesy of the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and the city’s MillionTreesNYC program, the tree giveaway includes popular…

Education Source: NYC Mayor's Office
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New York City public school students will have two new official holidays as of the 2015-2016 school year: Eid al-Adha on September 24, and Eid al-Fitr during the summer. The new school holidays are in celebration of two of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world — including the city’s growing Muslim-American population.…

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