Since 1985, the Real Estate Education Center has helped real-estate professionals advance their careers through licensing courses accredited by the New York Department of State. Instructors at all four city locations—each in a different borough—couple classroom teachings with their personal real-world experience, helping students to learn not only the nuts and bolts of the industry, but also how they’re put into practice. The center comprises six licensing and certification schools, including Real Estate, Green LEED, Appraisal, Mortgage, Property Management, and Insurance. Each track requires different coursework and testing; a compendious overview of those requirements and an unofficial fan site for Glengarry Glen Ross can be found here.
The PGA professionals who founded the Garden State Golf Academy understand that even naturally talented players can have trouble fine-tuning their skills without proper training and practice. Their faculty's belief in quality training forms the foundation of every lesson, where teachers help players of all ages and skill levels learn or improve their games through individual or group instruction. They also back their years of knowledge with advanced teaching technologies, including golf simulators that recreate realistic 18-hole rounds of golf complete with changing wind conditions and muffled shouts of "play through." Cameras catch every minute detail of a player’s swing with vivid clarity at 1,000 frames per second, helping instructors point out subtle shifts of the hips and other issues that can impact the shot’s trajectory.
Located within The Club of Riverdale's 125,000-square-foot facility, GolfTCR encompasses a staff of PGA-certified professionals, an array of technological teaching aids, 3-D golf simulators, and a pro shop stocked with merchandise in a state-of-the-art complex. Clubbers gain data-based insight into the nuances of their swing, putting motion, or celebratory fist pump with help from the center's Doppler-radar launch monitor, K-Vest swing analysis, V1 Pro video analysis, and Tomi Pro putting analysis, all of which dissect clients' motions with a multitude of sensors that provide tour-worthy precision. The center's aboutGolf simulators reconstruct famous courses from crisp, three-dimensional images, letting golfers drive down the fairways of some of the world's most famous courses. Four hitting bays and a 500-square-foot chipping and putting green further develop all-around skills. Players in need of new clubs can enlist one of the center's expert club fitters or leave club shafts snapped by an ill-fated bout of golf-cart jousting to be repaired by the pro shop.
Throughout the game, fans cheer and jeer from the lofty chairback or close-to-the-action bench sections of the 17,000-capacity Robert K. Kraft Field while watching Manhattan’s only NCAA Division I football team take on the Yale Bulldogs. After helping the team post four or more wins in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1997–98, six-year Head Coach Norries Wilson has stacked this year’s roster with top-notch student-athletes. Junior quarterback and First-Team All-Ivy selection Sean Brackett puts both his brawn and his education to good use, whispering Sartre quotes into opponents’ ears to make them question the meaning of existence instead of his receivers’ complex routes. Senior defensive back and fellow captain Ross Morand shouts out orders on the other side of the ball, anchoring the defense with his drive-killing plays and apologizing to referees when his fellow Lions accidentally maul the football.
Matt Warshay understands the importance of education—along with a bachelor’s degree in business and an MBA in strategy and consulting, he is a certified high-school math teacher. But it was his first-hand experience at ineffective group studies that lead him to develop Jump Start Tutoring, where students in kindergarten through college are given customized studying tools to help them pass ACT and SAT exams, various school subjects, and even nursing-school entrance exams.
A plaza overflowing with trees and bushes surrounds the entrance to Pelham Art Center, and, since 1970, the center has showed a gardener’s devotion to cultivating the Westchester County art community. Over time, the organization has sprouted up from a two-day arts celebration into a hub for art exhibitions, classes, and programs that reach out to the entire community.
Each year, the Pelham Art Center presents five free art exhibitions, 125 fee-based classes and workshops, and dozens of free weekend and evening programs. In addition to classes in visual, performing, literary, and digital arts, the center also hosts public programs such as music performances, literary readings, and artist talks and demonstrations that celebrate folkloric art traditions or finally settle once and for all which primary color is the best.