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[ - ] Judgmental. Not judgy. 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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[ - ] Do we have to go to the school directly to register our child? I'm assuming all we need is a birth cert for a CW? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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go to school with child bring birth cert and electric bill [ Reply | More ]
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take. not bring. take it there. bring it here. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] would u spend 350 on highlights 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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nopety nope nope nope. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] PS 198 G&T - Anyone have their child in the school now? Good/Bad feedback please. TIA 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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What's your zoned school? [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Who is Jessica? Why do so many people dislike her? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Anti SA-Mom [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Is this crazy?! We live in a suburb in CT. Have 3 young kids. DH wants to buy a 2 or 3 bedroom in Manhattan as a pietaterre. He knows I miss the city and thinks it'll be great to go in on weekends, breaks, holidays, etc. We're looking for something with low monthlys. Have you ever heard of anyone doing this? I feel like if we tell people our plan, they'll think we're nuts. Do you know anyone who has done this? TIA. 27 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No, if you tell anyone they will see what you apparently can not- you are about to get a divorce [ Reply | More ]
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Typical UB response [ Reply | More ]
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Wow. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: no, we're not headed for a divorce at all [ Reply | More ]
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um, okay [ Reply | More ]
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We're not. Thanks for being so kind. [ Reply | More ]
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I am never snarky on urban baby but must admit this (or a great pad for an affair) were the first things I thought. [ Reply | More ]
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I know! a 3 bedroom pied a terre? Ridiculous. OP must be super rich and if so, why the low monthlys? sounds like he wants a second residence [ Reply | More ]
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Op: we have money but don't want to spend a ton on a second home. We figure that if we have a second residence, low monthlys will make more sense. [ Reply | More ]
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+1. "But really, honey, this is for you!!! I know how much you miss the city!" [ Reply | More ]
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if you really plan to go into the city on breaks/weekend etc then it isn't that crazy - like having a reverse weekend house/commute. 2 or 3 bedroom will set you back 2 or 3 million though. [ Reply | More ]
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We're debating moving back. He thinks it's a better alternative than moving back to NYC. [ Reply | More ]
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sounds good to me. prices are high right now and, consider that as the children get older, they will have more and more weekend activities that will keep you in CT. might not use as much as you think. [ Reply | More ]
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He wants to buy while mortgage rates are low. Ugh, I don't know. [ Reply | More ]
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I am about to move to the burbs and totally considering the same thing. but might just do a 1 bedroom. [ Reply | More ]
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Op: really? We can afford it. Do you think you'll take the kids in a lot? [ Reply | More ]
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no - i think i will spend some nights there after work events, let friends use it, etc. Could also rent - that way you can get a sense of how much you will use it without the investment and pain of selling if it doesn't work out. Try it! [ Reply | More ]
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Thx! Yes, we figured friends and family can use it too. And possibly rent it out when kids get older and won't go in as much. [ Reply | More ]
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Wouldn't a hotel be cheaper and easier? [ Reply | More ]
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3 kids in a hotel room? Yikes [ Reply | More ]
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Yes, lots of people do it. If you can afford it, great! [ Reply | More ]
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hahahaha he convinced you that it was for you? crafty guy. [ Reply | More ]
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You all are really disgusting. [ Reply | More ]
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The only two families I knew who did this (one was a guy friend and one was a guy I worked with), the guys used the apartment for affairs. Then again, I don't think apartments cause affairs and there are plenty of hotels if someone wanted to cheat. But it's just what I think with this arrangement. Also, it gave the guys excuses to sleep in the city after a late work night instead of going home. [ Reply | More ]
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This makes sense. [ Reply | More ]
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my employers have a place in NYC and Upper Westchester, they don't use the apartment much, but it does work out nice for evenings out in NYC [ Reply | More ]
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VBA [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How often do you get mammograms? 47. No symptoms. 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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I get them once a year. No symptoms, but I have a few risk factors. 43 [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My fillers settled nicely. How much do I tip my dermatologist? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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The same thing you tip your dentist, I guess. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] For those whose children are older, may I ask the lessons you learned about elementary school experience? For example: do you wish you'd prioritized the culture over the impressive offerings or reputation? (both in pub and private). Do you wish you'd tried to focus more on basics for your kid? Do you wish they'd done fewer extracurriculars? Do you wish you'd chosen a school closer to your home? Just curious. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Choosing neighborhood school was best decision I could have made. Turned down many other options. I knew that the social environment mattered for my kid. [ Reply | More ]
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I had a very bright but sensitive child and I wish i had paid more attention to the culture and less to the academic reputation - which turned out to be overblown, anyway. On the tour, i saw things that bothered me, but I ignored my feelings because the school had such a good reputation. It was a bad experience for my child who eventually transferred out. A school where the teachers and kids were nice even though the work was boring would have been better. [ Reply | More ]
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op: very interesting. i am feeling that this might be the most important thing as well. i feel like everything else i can supplement, but as long as my child isn't bored or stifled i should probably choose a "happy" school since school atmosphere is daily and pervasive. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] anyone giving their nanny a bonus for DC getting into G&T school? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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lol [ Reply | More ]
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Explain, please? [ Reply | More ]
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well, since the Nanny spends a lot of time with DC - and is teaching them stuff every day - i would think that part of the reason the DC did so well on the test is due to their great care. does this not make sense at all? i think it does. [ Reply | More ]
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I don't know your home dynamic, obviously, but I would hope that you and DH would have a greater impact on your DC then your babysitter, but whatever. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Nearly 20 percent of the city's 4-year-olds who applied to gifted and talented programs were left without seats despite scoring high enough on this year's exam 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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District 2 — which includes TriBeCa, Greenwich Village, Chelsea and the Upper East Side — saw nearly 1,700 preschoolers take the exam. That was hundreds more than any other district. Of those test takers, roughly 750 qualified for a G&T seat and 418 were given offers. Other districts with high numbers of offers include southwest Brooklyn's District 20 (230 offers); the Upper West Side's District 3 (199 offers) and central Brooklyn's District 22, which includes Ditmas Park and Mill Basin (194 offers). [ Reply | More ]
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over 40% qualified for G&T. now everyone's kid is super smart but at what point does this not really be gifted and talented? i think they should make the cut off like 95%. [ Reply | More ]
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g&t exams for 4 year olds?? how can they conduct a test at that early age?? [ Reply | More ]
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you are not from nyc, right dear? [ Reply | More ]
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Born and raised. Attended NY privates. My dd had an observed playgroup for her TT threes program. Didn't know there were G&T tests for 4 year olds. [ Reply | More ]
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then you are living under a rock. np. [ Reply | More ]
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For K, duh [ Reply | More ]
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that's one way of looking at it. the other way of looking at it was how many kids who got above 95% were shut out (if they listed a broad enough amount of places). i think it's quite low. a huge number of kids got 90% or better. [ Reply | More ]
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If - and it's a big if - you believe the test gives accurate results of intellectual precocity, then all those high scoring kids need a more challenging education than what they would get in a regular classroom. Presumably the DOE believes the test gives an accurate measure. So the DOE, by its own definition, is failing to meet the educational needs of those children. [ Reply | More ]
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not very accurate, since the qualified scores didn't list all schools possible. so, for instance if you choose only A & N, and get neither - well, you're technically shut out, but really brought it upon yourself for listing only those two. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Any suggestions on underwear that don't give you a wedgie? I usually wear thongs because I always have this problem, but at 44 yo I'm feeling too old to wear them anymore. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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just my size briefs work fine for me [ Reply | More ]
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Granny underwear. I'm so stylish. [ Reply | More ]
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Commando [ Reply | More ]
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Ewww. [ Reply | More ]
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Too scratchy. [ Reply | More ]
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Thongs look best under clothes [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] Can any of the Nest parents that take the private bus from Brooklyn chime in? We'd be getting on in Bay Ridge. Thanks so much~ 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Google nest transportation or nest bus Brooklyn. There are emails posted so you can inquire directly. [ Reply | More ]
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ty. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] If you are unfriended on FB, does any message history disappear? I was contacted by an old teacher who sent inappropriate and upsetting messages several years ago. We are no longer FB friends (I am not sure which of us unfriended) but I would like access to the messages. Are they gone forever? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 01:33 PM Flag
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goodness, what did the teacher say and why do you want to see it again? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.15, 01:34 PM Flag
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His perceptions of me as a 12 and 13 year old (non sexual but deeply personal) following a trauma I experienced at that age. It churned up so much pain and grief that it really through me for a loop and I was deeply troubled by the thought he had given it over the years and him invading my present in that way. [ Reply | More ]
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random and crazy. go look at your message history or hit google for a FB expert. [ Reply | More ]
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I want to see it again because i want to write about it (journal or something) [ Reply | More ]
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fb is nokd [ Reply | More ]
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lol. I was about to be offended but appreciate the snark [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] How much should I spend on fitness? Let's say I make a base of 70k and maybe 30k in OT? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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Good shoes cost $100. some shorts and shirt and sports bra socks - $50. Hit the park. done. [ Reply | More ]
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what a crazy question. what are your other expenses? what kind of fitness? classes? [ Reply | More ]
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I'm trying to play tennis. It's about $40/lesson. Is 3x a week too much? [ Reply | More ]
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what are your other expenses? if you are living paycheck to paycheck, no, you cannot afford it. [ Reply | More ]
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where can you find $40 tennis lessons in NYC?? [ Reply | More ]
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