Summer in New York: Top 3 Things to Do in July!

Summer in New York is a beautiful time of year filled with great events with everything from ball games to days spent in the park to summer film festivals. Here are our top three things to do this July!

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Real Estate Headlines with Indoor Playgrounds, Dad Advice and Airbnb

Other headlines include a record number of renters, the hottest market in the US is in Texas and how the gay marriage vote will impact housing.

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Good to grow: Beebalm

Beebalm
No matter the name it goes by – beebalm, horsemint and lemon mint among them – this wildflower attracts a variety of pollinators with flowers that range from lavender to white.
Leaves are useful, too. They can be crushed and used as an insect repellent or brewed into a tea.
Light: Sun
Size: 2 to 3 feet tall
Water: Drought tolerant
Bloom: May through July
Cultivation: Sow seed in fall
Latin name: Monarda citriodora
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Gardening calendar of events

Herbal Workshop: with Rebecca Laurent. 10 a.m. at the Brazoria County Historical Museum, 100 E. Cedar, Angleton; 979-864-1208, programs@bchm.org. $25, includes lunch.

Harris County Master Gardeners at Precinct 2 answer questions, host children’s educational program and a plant sale. 8:30-11 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Fall Vegetable Gardening: with Harris County Master Gardeners. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Barbara Bush Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive, Spring; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

Harris County Master Gardeners at Precinct 2 answer questions, host children’s and adult’s educational programs and a plant sale. 8:30-11 a.m. at Genoa Friendship Garden, 1202 Genoa Red Bluff; hcmga.tamu.edu.

Fall Vegetable Gardening: with Harris County Master Gardeners. 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Spring Branch Memorial Library, 930 Corbindale; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu.

A Homeowners Guide to Weed Control: with Master Gardener Anna Wygrys. 9-11 a.m. at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Service, 4102 Main, La Marque; 281-534-3413, aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu.

Harris County Master Gardeners Open Garden Day and Fall Vegetable Gardening Seminar: 9-11:30 a.m. at 3033 Bear Creek; 281-855-5600, hcmga.tamu.edu. …read more

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Living in Uptown NYC is a Great Idea Because …

If you’re thinking of living in uptown NYC, there are several things you should think about before you sign a lease or take out a mortgage. If you have a downtown personality, living uptown may not be ideal. Here’s why.

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6 Steps to Epic (and safe) Stickball Games

The game popularized in the Northeast United States during the mid-20th century is staging a comeback, here’s how to get an authentic game of stickball going and enjoy the people in your community.

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Fourth of July New York: What to Do

Are you ready for Fourth of July New York? Whether you prefer hanging out with the crowds in Coney Island or a baseball game or something more laid back, such as a picnic in Central Park, here’s what to do!

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5 Minute Curb Appeal Remedies to Optimize Home Showings

Your home’s first impression is what will bring prospective homebuyers to your doorstep. As you prepare to list your home, try some of these five minute curb appeal remedies to optimize home showings.

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