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Garbage That’s Good for the Earth

Garbage That’s Good for the Earth

Lily Zufall, 10, New York City

April 19, 2016

This looks disgusting, right? It is called compost. Would you believe me if I told you that these icky banana peels are great for the environment in more ways than one? WHAT IS COMPOSTING? Composting is basically a recycling system for food scraps. You can compost fruits, vegetables, breads, and past...

Guinness World Records: Super Humans

Guinness World Records: Super Humans

Rysher Reyes, 10, Valley Stream

April 12, 2016

People have amazing abilities and this is an entire book of it! Guinness World Records 2016: Super Humans contains three different sections and 300 fun facts. It has weird, but very interesting facts that you will definitely enjoy! This book includes a lot of facts and it focuses on certain people a...

Jackie and Me

Jackie and Me

Nayeli Jurado, 11, Valley Stream

April 12, 2016

Recently, I went to watch a play called “Jackie And Me” with the whole 5th grade from my school. Afterwards, we went to McDonalds. It was the best trip ever! First of all; let’s get to know Jackie Robinson! Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson was born on January 31st, 1919 in Cairo, Georgi...

A Fun Fact Book

A Fun Fact Book

Lily Zufall, 9, New York City

March 15, 2016

If you like amazing facts about everything, you will love Biggest and Smallest by Guinness World Records. It is full of zany facts and bizarre records. The book starts with animal records. Some of these are biggest animals like tallest horse, smallest animals like tiniest cat, and tricks such as long...

When New York Was New: Chapter Eight, The Next Century, and Those After

When New York Was New: Chapter Eight, The Next Century, and Those After

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 9, 2016

In 1707, England and Scotland put aside their quarrels and, along with Wales, were united as a new nation called Great Britain. Britain began to focus on building its colonies, and New York saw great growth over the next century. The city of New York began the 1700s with 4,983 residents. By 1790,...

When New York Was New: Chapter Seven, A Century of Change

When New York Was New: Chapter Seven, A Century of Change

Mike Peterson, Author and Editor of YVNY

March 2, 2016

As the 17th century was coming to its last years, New York’s people had gone through many changes. The Dutch government was gone, but Dutch settlers were still farming here and trading for furs. The English were running things for the settlers along the Hudson River, down near the Delaware R...

Winter Carnival in Quebec

Winter Carnival in Quebec

Beth Gannon, 12, Albany

February 23, 2016

Carnival de Québec (in Québec City, Canada) is a winter festival where there is fun everywhere. They have everything from a super long slide made entirely out of ice to giant inflatable gerbil balls you get into and try and run down a hill and knock over a giant bowling pin. The Winter Carnival has got...

A Travel in Time Through an Amusement Park

A Travel in Time Through an Amusement Park

Lily Zufall, New York City, 9

January 29, 2016

Recently, I went to an exhibit on the history of Coney Island at the Brooklyn Museum. I enjoyed it a lot. Part of why I liked it is some of the photography. I also enjoyed the paintings. The exhibit begins with late 19th century paintings of the beach at Coney Island, which I thought were sort ...

Origami

Origami

Andy Lin, 9, Valley Stream

January 26, 2016

I think people should learn to make origami because it helps them be more creative. It helps them be more creative because when someone knows how to make something, they might try to make another different figure or shape using the same beginning. Also, when you try to the make a new origami, you might...

Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur

Disney Pixar The Good Dinosaur

Mohammad Rehman, 10, Valley Stream

January 19, 2016

"The Good Dinosaur" starts 65 million years ago. The asteroid that was supposed to hit Earth and wipe out the entire dinosaur population misses. That means the dinosaurs get to live longer. Millions of years later, an Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) and his elder siblings Buck (Marcus Scribner) an...

A Sweet Treat for Winter

A Sweet Treat for Winter

Karis Wynings, 11, Rochester

January 19, 2016

Karis Wynings Yummm! There is one recipe that is always satisfactory for my family in winter: cinnamon rolls. My grandma uses the Sweet Roll Dough and Cinnamon Roll recipe from the Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook. It was her first cookbook. The recipe is fairly easy but is very time consuming. It took...

The Staten Island Philharmonic

The Staten Island Philharmonic

Bethany Kosinski, 10, Valley Stream

January 12, 2016

Recently, I went to the Staten Island Philharmonic to see our friend, Howie Fox, a composer whose piece was being played. A professional orchestra played it. We got second row seats and the sound was beautiful. Howie was always interested in music. He plays piano and in junior high he played oboe,...

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