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Growing Up in NYC Just Got a Little Easier

As any City parent can attest, it can be pretty tough raising a child in New York. Among the many challenges, it can be difficult for many parents to seek and discover assistance or advice for the various concerns that pop up over the course of their children's lives. And while there are dozens of City agencies that are tasked with providing parents with the services and assistance they need, sometimes, it's hard for parents to figure out "who does what." For example, which City agency oversees afterschool programs?  How about middle school enrollment? And did you know that the…
December 13, 2016
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NYC Libraries to Provide Free Wi-Fi Hotspot Devices to NYC Public School Families

Great news for the City's public school students and their families! Thanks to a partnership between the DOE, the White House, the New York Public Library (NYPL), the Queens Library, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL), Google, and Sprint, public school families who do not have internet access at home will be able rent mobile Wi-Fi hotspot devices from select City libraries for free. This is an example of the Wi-Fi hotspot devices that eligible students will be able to receive from select NYC libraries. Mobile Wi-Fi hotspots are portable devices that can provide wireless internet access to multiple electronics (i.e. phones, laptops, desktop computers, eBook…
September 30, 2016
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Notify NYC: Your Source for Information During Emergencies

Did you know that New York City has an official notification service that sends text messages to registered residents during City-based emergencies and service disruptions? Introducing Notify NYC: the City's official source for information about emergency events and disruptions to important City services. By registering your mobile device with Notify NYC, you can receive text messages about: Severe weather events (i.e. blizzards, thunderstorms, flooding, etc) Status of City schools and afterschool programs during emergencies Major road closures And other emergency situations & activities Signing up for Notify NYC is easy and FREE. For more information, check out Notify NYC's official…
September 21, 2016