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[ - ] has anyone had a prenatal MRI done? What did they have you do to keep baby still? Were you under anesthesia? 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:32 PM Flag
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no but i'm curious as well, my sister is getting one next month to make sure her baby is ok [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:45 PM Flag
[ - ] dh's boss and wife coming over for dinner tonight...any great "hostess with the mostest" tips? TIA 11 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:31 PM Flag
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read the newspaper so you have things to talk about [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:32 PM Flag
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not worried about that, i'm very up on politics and current events etc...more about the entertaining part of it...gracious hostess type things...dh is very senior, this person is the head of the gig, older and opinionated etc.. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:34 PM Flag
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well, avoid politics, first of all. but i'd keep it simple offer drinks, take their coats, thank them for coming when you sit down at the table, tell him you're interesting in something dh told you about him, but really, your job is entertaining the wife [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:37 PM Flag
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true...I can discuss politics bc I know their political stances quite well, but you are quite right, I cannot forget to talk to his wife and keep her happy, engaged and feeling welcome....Loving dh right now for putting me through this :-) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:40 PM Flag
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np: I think the best way to be gracious is to just imagine how you would like to be treated and act accordingly - think of most comfortable you have been as a guest and try to replicate for your guest [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:40 PM Flag
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that's a good idea...bc they are in their mid-70's i'm feeling more nervous than I would be normally...but it doesn't matter how old they are, the important thing is to make them feel welcome and comfortable in our home. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:41 PM Flag
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also, make sure you have soft, pleasant music playing -- it always adds to a nice mood. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:43 PM Flag
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my mother also always says to sit on the toilet that guest will be using and look around - because this is the place that people will have time to see how clean your house is - sounds odd but is so true (not really about guest's comfort) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:44 PM Flag
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great advice, i'm going to that right now.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:47 PM Flag
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if conversation lags ask her how she and husband met - ask about grandchildren - people usually love to talk about that stuff [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:45 PM Flag
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great idea...i know them well but actually do not know the answer to that question... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:47 PM Flag
[ - ] dating someone who spent the weekend with dc and I. on the way home, when he dropped us off, dc left his video in his car. I said I would get it from him another time. (i had a lot of stuff, dc, etc) and it wasn't urgent. I see my bf couple times a week. this was last night. This morning a messenger arrives with dc's dvds. note said "i didn't want dc to miss his dvds 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:31 PM Flag
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^^^should be seen as sweet by me, but instead I am thinking "what, i am not going to see you this week and I can't just get them from you in person". am i nuts? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:31 PM Flag
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yes you are. very sweet guy imho.... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:33 PM Flag
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don't read too much into it. how long have you been together? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:34 PM Flag
[ - ] good books for potty training? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 05.27.08, 01:30 PM Flag
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where's the poop and everyone poops are great for db. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:31 PM Flag
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^^^ also elmo's potty video [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:32 PM Flag
[ - ] anyone on with an au pair? All other things being equal, would it be better to have one that was 19 or 24?? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 01:30 PM Flag
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So hard to say apart from the individual. I think a 24 yo is more responsible but also more likely to be bored as an au pair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:32 PM Flag
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remember an au pair isn't trained in baby care, some think they are coming here to see the sights and hang out, if you are getting one id go with the 24yr old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:46 PM Flag
[ - ] looking for fun easygoing soccer program for 4 yo dd on UWS -- any recommendations? super-soccer-stars seems super-expensive to me. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Preschool/Kids 05.27.08, 01:29 PM Flag
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They have free "soccer for tots" for 3-5 year olds in Riverside Park South in the summer on weekday mornings. Check www.riversideparkfund.org for details. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:44 PM Flag
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the modern school of soccer. inexpensive and laid-back. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:46 PM Flag
[ - ] I used some sunscreen from last year on ds and he has gotten red splotches on his face. Is it bc the sunscreen is old now or bc I havent applied it properly? The sunscreen was only from late last summer. tia 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:26 PM Flag
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did check the exp date? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:29 PM Flag
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i didnt see one. i ususally buy hawaiian tropic bc it has the skin cancer "seal" on it but am now trying to figure out if mexoryl is absolute must have or if there are others than can block uva as well [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:35 PM Flag
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most sunscreens show an expiration date. It's usually about a year out. FWIW, similar thing happened w/my ds on his neck this w/e. I think it was a combo of being in hot sun for first time in a while & sweating [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:35 PM Flag
[ - ] ugh, time to break out the ACs soon... it's so sticky today! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:25 PM Flag
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ha ha ha - we've had our AC on continuously for a couple of weeks already (not in NYC obviously) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:29 PM Flag
[ - ] Which fruit is mostly likely to ease DBs constipation? Peaches, Pears, Apples? And are there any infant massage techniques to help constipation? Thanks. 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 05.27.08, 01:25 PM Flag
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massage gently clockwise, focusing especially on the transverse and descending colons (across belly up near ribcage and then down db's left side). prunes are best and can be mixed into cereal. pears are pretty good too. are you sure db is constipated (are stools hard versus just a long time between bms)? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:29 PM Flag
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shes pushing reaaly hard to get out only a little. obviously in pain - so much so it's making her whimper [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:37 PM Flag
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Call your ped, but you might consider inserting a vaseline covered finger in her bum. Or check out suppositories. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:39 PM Flag
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Prune juice [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:30 PM Flag
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to ease constipation you should give pears, prunes, peaches, apricots. No apples. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:38 PM Flag
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prunes are the best [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:48 PM Flag
[ - ] I'm looking for a not-too-old female therapist. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:20 PM Flag
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op - on UES, preferably. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:20 PM Flag
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what kind of therapist? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:22 PM Flag
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op - oops, Sorry. Psychotherapist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:22 PM Flag
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she's UWS but Dr. Jennifer Fellowes is good: 212-961-0312 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:22 PM Flag
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I keep hearing her name - - thank you. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:39 PM Flag
[ - ] if you supplement formula while you are bfing, how do you maintain supply? I was having low supply issues so I supplemented, but am I making my supply even lower? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:20 PM Flag
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pump and take mother's milk plus. you get them at whole foods [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:21 PM Flag
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The less your dc nurses from you the less you will produce. It takes a few days for the supply to increase again if you go back to ebf. If you are happy with what you are doing then I'd continue and not worry. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:23 PM Flag
[ - ] DD is 2 and has several hand me down dresses without diaper covers. Where do I find a simple white one that will fit? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:18 PM Flag
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why not go with without diaper cover? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:35 PM Flag
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:37 PM Flag
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Why don't you just toilet train so you don't have to worry about this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:43 PM Flag
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np: eyeroll [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:43 PM Flag
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go to ebay or etsy -- you can even have them embroidered or monogrammed and they're pretty inexpensive. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:42 PM Flag
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you could use toddler girl's underpants, size 3T- I think hanes makes plain white ones, or maybe hanna anderson, or petite bateau [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:47 PM Flag
[ - ] Nutrisystem or WW? Which one do you think is better and why? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:17 PM Flag
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nutrisystem food is beyond awful so ww by default. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:21 PM Flag
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Thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:21 PM Flag
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i am on ww and i like it because i can choose what i want to eat. if you are disciplined and committed to losing weight, this is a good option. you can get your points in with whatever foods you'd like. of course you have to make sure to balance, but it makes eating that treat much easier. and they have a core plan as well that you don't have to count points so strictly on but rather eat from a list of foods. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:23 PM Flag
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I am debating on which of them to choose, ponits or the core. I like ww but I don't like going to the meetings... I never find time to go. That is why I was considering nutrisystem. The online version of ww sounds good, but I don't know if I'll follow it. I lack the discipline [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:36 PM Flag
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i'd pick jenny craig over nutrisystem -- the food is MUCH better. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:42 PM Flag
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I will take a lool at jc thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:46 PM Flag
[ - ] Is anyone considering the gifted and talented program at 230 in Brooklyn? Does anyone know anything about the school generally and the program specifically? 22 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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which district and where is the school located? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:17 PM Flag
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D15. The school is in Kensington. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:18 PM Flag
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What I have heard is that there is a lot of homework in the G&T program (e.g. 1 hour nightly in first grade). I believe it is one class per grade in the G&T program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 03:26 PM Flag
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np. An hour of homework per night in 1st grade is INSANE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:07 PM Flag
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agree. welcome to nest. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:10 PM Flag
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It's not unique to NEST. The OP and OR are talking about PS 230 G&T, and I hear similar reports from friends w/ dc in other G&Ts. This is a DOE issue, not a NEST issue. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:19 PM Flag
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Disgusting. Complete misunderstanding about what G&T is. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:23 PM Flag
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disagree. some g&ts are not so crazy about the homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:27 PM Flag
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The operative word here being "some." And I know dc at non-G&T publics who get just as much homework. The dc of my df is at the Ella Baker school, which is supposed to be so progressive and nurturing, and she was getting ~45 minutes of homework every night in K. Other df w/ dc at PS 110, the gen ed NOT the G&T, were complaining at their dc had close to an hour per night in 1st grade. I hear people complaining about this more and more. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:31 PM Flag
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my dc is in prek/k at ella baker. and the only 'homework' she gets is for me to read a book to her a night [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.09, 07:30 PM Flag
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That's a recent change... my DD is in 3rd grade and there are 2 G&T classes...but the 1st grade only has 1 class. Which is tough b/c you can get stuck with a teacher who mightn't be the best match for your DC, without having any options besides opting out of G&T. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:17 PM Flag
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Can we talk to what you folks mean when you say "homework." Are you talking about reading or worksheets/etc? I don't care if the book comes from one of our bookcases or from the school. A little kid reading for half an hour is no onerous homework. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.28.08, 06:06 AM Flag
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I have 2 dcs in that program, in 1st and 3rd grade. what do you want to know about it? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:13 PM Flag
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not OP, but can you say what the homework expectations are? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:42 PM Flag
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the expectations are that the homework gets done, basically. 1st and second grades have a daily reading log and at least two worksheets. third grade adds a third worksheet and major projects every month or so. it's not that tough and high-achieving kids are usually super-motivated anyway. and they offer extra help for students who are having trouble with specific parts of the G&T curriculuum. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:01 PM Flag
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^^for instance, ds has trouble with writing (physically...hand cramps, etc) and there's a Thursday morning handwriting group. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:03 PM Flag
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Thanks for those answers. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:04 PM Flag
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I went to the open house and was impressed, but the school seems overcrowded and underfunded. Given that the model of G&T is enrichment not acceleration, are there the resources for real enrichment? How do the G&T kids relate to the rest of the school. Are they together for recess and lunch and class trips? I'm also wondering about homework. Is it drill oriented or actually useful? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:44 PM Flag
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G&T is sirt of self-selecting, socially. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:05 PM Flag
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That said, dcs have a lot of friends form outside that group. The homework is helpful... basically expands upon the classroom work. G&T is pretty self-enclosed honestly. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 08:07 PM Flag
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I know that it differs from school to school now, but isn't it all supposed to be a centralized G & T program next yr. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:46 PM Flag
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what does that mean? i thought the centralization had to do with trying to secure equity in admissions, not with the curricular content. isn't the idea with gifted kids that they think outside the box and the teacher is meant to nurture that? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 05:57 PM Flag
[ - ] what can i make with left over grilled chicken tonight? 4 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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Cut up chunks and mix it into a panzanella (Italian bread salad - day-old bread with tomatoes, onions & basil). All the juices will make the chicken really moist. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:17 PM Flag
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chicken and broccoli over ziti; chicken quesedilla; chicken salad with grapes and walnuts; chicken stew; chicken and rice bake; chicken club sandwiches [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:23 PM Flag
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those things sound great if you have lots of ingredients on hand. i do not but can probably whip up a quesadilla or fajita - thanks. and what is a chicken and rice bake - sounds fatteningly delish. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:26 PM Flag
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cut into chunks and mix with craisins, walnuts, and apple chunks -- then put it on top of a salad with some vinagrette [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:44 PM Flag
[ - ] Thinking of looking in Tarrytown for a house. Any opinions? TIA 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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how did you decide on tarrytown? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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op:We haven't. Looking there. Heard it's nice town. Not to $$$ but cute downtown, commute, etc. No?? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:17 PM Flag
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just wondering what made you choose. we wanted westchester and chose pelham and really love it. it's very close to the city. the downtown could be better but improvements are being made. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:19 PM Flag
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Tarrytown school district is not great, it is a Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown combined school district. www.greatschools.net rates it 5 out of 10. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 02:15 PM Flag
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^^^ You should consider Mamaroneck (Larchmont-Mamaroneck or Rye Neck School district, both good school districts). Good commute, downtown not as cute as Tarrytown, but you can always drive or walk to Larchmont's downtown depending on where you live in Mamaroneck or to Rye's downtown if you want the cuteness factor. Mamaroneck has a great public library and a theater (Emelin Theater), a lot of playgrounds and the harbor. It has great recreational activities, mostly shared with Larchmont. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 02:20 PM Flag
[ - ] What were your finances like when you bought your 2-3 million apartment? How much down, mortgage, HHI, assets, bank balance after down payment etc 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 05.27.08, 01:14 PM Flag
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Email Sandy Rustin [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:15 PM Flag
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huh? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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2.3 mil 30 % down and roughly 1 million left in assets [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:16 PM Flag
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you could have afforded more with that much in assets [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:19 PM Flag
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probably but came into the money via one time stock option windfall and only make 300-400K a year so don't want to push it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 05.27.08, 01:22 PM Flag
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700k down for 2.2mm apt- left with 400k in cash/securities for yearly spending/emergencies/savings etc. [ Reply | More ]
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