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Sightseeing in my backyard: Blaze at Van Cortlandt Manor

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Last Fall, while I was working as a Neal’s Yard Remedies vendor at one of Hilltop Hanover Farm’s CSA pickups, one
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Sightseeing in my backyard: Lyndhurst

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After living in the Westchester area for the past couple of years, I became curious about some of the historic and
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The Privilege of the Right to Vote

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In high school, a friend told me her mother, a young homemaker married to a successful businessman, questioned the 19th Amendment:
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June is National Rose Month

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Someone once told me that people either love the smell of lavender OR rose. We were having a conversation about Neal’s
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Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles and the Statue of Liberty

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When my grandmother set sail for America with her family in the early 20th century, she was a young girl who
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Women’s History Month Profile: Sylvia Beach and Shakespeare & Co

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While the name Sylvia Beach may not be familiar to you, you have probably heard of two of her greatest accomplishments:
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Black History Month Profile: Zora Neale Hurston

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It’s unlikely we would be familiar with Zora Neale Hurston’s work today if it wasn’t for Alice Walker’s essay “In Search
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My day tweeting for the United Nations

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My friend Vendula, who has worked for the Department of Public Information (DPI) at the United Nations in various capacities, asked me
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When customer service goes awry

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As more details emerge about the recent Comcast customer service call fiasco, it has become clear that the company culture encouraged
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First visit to the 9/11 Memorial Museum

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Earlier this month, a friend and I set out to visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum.  I had researched ticket availability ahead
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