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Nessa Noms: Paku Pakus

    Vanessa J Wu* download Paku Pakus is a new ramen restaurant on 2nd Avenue, between 72nd and 73rd Streets. It is right off the 72nd Street stop on the Q line and opened on Monday, October 23. The … Continue reading

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The Eleventh Hour

  Aileen Marshall There is a federal holiday coming up that you may not be familiar with and probably have only heard about through advertisements. November 11 is Veterans Day, and it is almost 100 years old.  The holiday is … Continue reading

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Natural Selections Salutes Nobel Prize Winner Mike Young!

    The Nobel Committee has awarded Professor Michael W. Young the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on October 2. Together with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash, professor Young has made an outstanding contribution unravelling now the … Continue reading

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Opening European Borders

  Francesca Cavallo   For decades, Europe has been a dream destination for many immigrants in search of a better life. As a symbol of democracy, stability and opportunity, the old continent attracts more and more people every year. But an … Continue reading

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New York City Dialect New York-ese, Lesson 4

Aileen Marshall Hey guys! This is another typical New York City greeting. Welcome to lesson four in our series on the New York City dialect. To recap last month’s lesson, the R is often dropped in words and replaced with … Continue reading

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New York City Dialect New York-ese

Aileen Marshall Hey, how ya doin? Or in other words, welcome back to our series on learning the New York City dialect. Hopefully by now, you have your ears trained to pick up more words you hear about town. To … Continue reading

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November Cover

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Think Big Deal

GEORGE BARANY AND JOHN CHILD George Barany is a Rockefeller alum (1977) currently on the faculty of the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. John Child has had an interesting career and currently lives in Nepal. For more about this specific puzzle, … Continue reading

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New York-ese, or a Guide to the New York City Dialect

Aileen Marshall People come to New York City for different reasons. Many come as tourists, others come to live and work here, not only from other parts of the United States, but from every corner of the globe. American citizens … Continue reading

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US Open Tennis Women’s Surprises

By Susan Russo The women’s final of the US Open Tennis tournament on Saturday, September 12th was almost anti-climactic. The exciting confrontation took place in the Arthur Ashe stadium in the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens. … Continue reading

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Quotable Quote

 “Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai, youngest Nobel Peace Prize awardee

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Quotable quote

“Loblolly – A lout; a stupid, rude or awkward person Blatherskite – A person who talks foolishly at length Poltroon – A spiritless coward Cacafuego – A swaggering braggart or boaster Crepehanger – A killjoy; someone who takes a pessimistic … Continue reading

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Tuning Attention and Focusing on the Moment

By Peng Kate Gao A few years ago, my friend and I took a road trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a typical mid-fall afternoon, when warm autumn colors began to paint the pastoral landscape of the Appalachian … Continue reading

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

By George Barany and Marcia Brott George Barany is a Rockefeller alum (1977). Marcia Brott is a human genome researcher by day, wordsmith by night. Both are currently at the University of Minnesota. For more about this specific puzzle, including … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas Time in the City

By Aileen Marshall Like the old song says, the “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks” are “dressed in holiday style.” Besides the hustle and bustle of this busy shopping season, New York has many time-honored holiday activities. Here are just a few … Continue reading

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April Fools!

By Aileen Marshall April Fools’ Day is celebrated on April 1. This is the day when it’s common to pull pranks on friends and false news stories run rampant. However, the truth is always revealed later that day. While not … Continue reading

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Doubly Distinguished

By George Barany, Jed Fisher, Micheel Hanko, and Marjorie Russel GB is a Rockefeller alum (1977); JF is a native New Yorker transplanted to the mid-west, where at the University of Notre Dame he continues to read, think, and write … Continue reading

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Life on a Roll

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Stopping to Smell the Rhododendron

by Jessica Phippard A sense of calm overcomes me as I enter campus each morning, the street sounds fading out as the stresses of the morning commute melt away. It is the landscaping on campus that does this to me. … Continue reading

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