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This is a paid announcement from ToyMax in Sheepshead Bay: Now you can settle all your toy and baby supply needs without leaving the neighborhood. With ToyMax’s convenient location at 2460 East 17th Street, there nos more need to wait on long lines or to suffer through Belt Parkway traffic. ToyMax features hard to find, unique, organic and…

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Breaking news! The McDonald’s at 3540 Nostrand Avenue no longer has balls. The fast food restaurant cleared out the ball pit recently, according to super-tipster Robert Fernandez, who sent in the photo above. It should come as no real surprise. McDonald’s and other fast food restaurants across the nation have been getting rid of ball…

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Trick or treat. Smell my feet. Give me something good to eat. Just leave the poisoned candy and razor-blade apples in the pantry. This Halloween, as all Halloweens, we should take extra precautions to be safe. While it’s the biggest, bestest holiday for the kiddos, it’s also open season for creeps, pervs, thieves and vandals. Here…

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Coney Island Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) held its second annual reunion party on October 1 to celebrate all of the preemie babies born to their top-ranked maternity ward—including the only set of triplets ever born at the hospital, now 16-years-old. Presented with the Healthgrades Maternity Care Excellence Award for the third year in…

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The head of the New York City Department of Education, Chancellor Carmen Farina, will take questions from the public at a town hall hosted by Community Education Council District 21 tonight. The local advisory council is urging neighbors and parents to attend the meeting, where parents can bring up issues and ask questions about the…

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This is a paid announcement from Coney Island Hospital (2601 Ocean Parkway) and the NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation: As parents and kids across New York City get ready for the new school year, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) reminds New Yorkers to follow 10 tips for “back to school” health and to visit…

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The following is a paid announcement from the MBBC / Nash Jew After School Program (330 Neptune Avenue, 3rd Floor): It’s back to school season and once again homework, studying and the daily routine begins. Let MBBC/Nash Jew after school make it easier for you. We offer one-on-one help with each student, as well as provide…

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A new, more inclusionary approach to educate NYC students with special needs is proving easier said than done, says a new report by Chalkbeat. The organization spoke to students, parents, and school officials and found that schools are struggling to implement mandatory reforms to special education, while its effect on students is still unproven. Integrating special…

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In their battle against weeds and vermin, the New York City Parks Department is using a common pesticide that a new study suggests is associated with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and breast cancer. The new concerns arise out of a study published in April by the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health that found that the commercially available…

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Is your kid the next Roger Federer or Anna Kournikova? They could be, and now there are free programs at local schools to help them get there. The New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) organization launched their free community tennis summer programs for kids earlier this month, and registration continues to be open. The…

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