Free SAT prep workshop to be held at 14th Street Y

Jed Applerouth, Applerouth tutoring founder

Jed Applerouth, Applerouth tutoring founder

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

With Labor Day gone and school starting up again this week, back-to-school season is in full swing and for students getting ready for their final years in high school, that means considering their options for the college entrance exams.

Applerouth Tutoring Services, an Atlanta-based company that focuses on SAT and ACT test preparation, will be offering a free workshop at the 14th Street Y on September 20 to discuss the significant changes that will be made to the SAT this year, as well as a discussion about the differences between the SAT and ACT.

Stuy Town resident Nanette Ross, whose children both went to New York public schools, just sent her youngest kid to college but wanted to stay involved with education in the community.

“I’ve been involved with the public school system for 20 years, raising funds to rebuild schools, helping to build programming, playgrounds and technology,” she said. “Over time I became known to people in the community as a real advocate for public education. I’ve always felt strongly in public education, so I wanted to try and educate as many people as possible in the community about what is changing.”

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Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood event to return on September 26

Paul & Jimmy’s, pictured at Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood in 2013, is one of 20 participating restaurants this year. (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

Paul & Jimmy’s, pictured at Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood in 2013, is one of 20 participating restaurants this year. (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

By Sabina Mollot

Taste of Gramercy Neighborhood, an annual food festival/fundraiser organized by the Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, is returning this year on September 26.

This is only the third time the event’s been held, but it’s already become a yearly event due to popular demand of both local foodies and neighborhood restaurants.

Ironically, when first presented with the idea for a food festival by a group member, Alan Krevis, president of the GNA, was against it, thinking it would be too big for the organization to pull off.

On the decision to go for it and then keep doing it, Krevis said, “Truthfully the neighbors like it. The restaurants like it. The restaurants would not come back if they didn’t feel it helped their business. And that’s what it’s about. Promoting our local businesses, promoting the GNA and our love of the neighborhood.”

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