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This is a list of contractors with very negative reviews as posted by Russian Parents in the largest Russian Parents group on Facebook.

Very common question in our Russian Parents group: What are some family getaways with children somewhere within 1-4 hour driving distance from NYC?  We compiled these ideas from previous member recommendations. This list includes both travel destinations and 1-day getaways (day trips). 

LUHI Summer Camp in Brookville, NY - AVOID THIS CAMP AT ALL COSTS.
Avoid this dump at all costs. There are a multitude reasons for this warning. To start off with smaller ones: awful unairconditioned transportation, horrible bus routes, buses breaking down, rude white trash staff girls, huge children to counselor ratio - perhaps 1 coach for 50+ kids, lying director, but most importantly, your child could get a serious bodily injury, like in our case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DYKER HEIGHTS, Brooklyn -- The co-owner of iconic pizzeria L&B Spumoni Gardens was shot and killed in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn Thursday night.

An 18-year-old girl was forceful taken from her father while on a walk with him and gang-raped by a group of men who took turns raping her during a horrific scene at a Brooklyn playground, officials said Saturday.

An 18-year-old girl was forceful taken from her father while on a walk with him and gang-raped by a group of men who took turns raping her during a horrific scene at a Brooklyn playground, officials said Saturday.

Two men were arrested for allegedly beating and tobbing a 60-yr old man on Ave M and E 19th in Midwood. The incident was videotaped on camera Monday...

The victim was strolling home from the train and was on Avenue M at East 8th Street in Midwood Brooklyn when he was attacked from behind by a suspect who hit him in the head with a fist. Police said that the victim tumbled to the ground and was beaten over and over by the attacker as the victim lay on the ground. 

Adele's "Hello" has shattered all download, streaming and sales records.  It also has caused a release of plenty of parodies, but the one that will resonate most with parents and especially moms will be this one. 

Kings Plaza gets stranger and scarier with each day: You can't make this up:

Read on...

This list was recommended by members of the Russian Parents group on Facebook.

Wondering how to spend time with your child? Cannot find any fun mommy and me or enrichment classes? Here's our comprehensive list of mommy & me classes in the NYC area organized by borough. Long Island is included. If we missed any place, please leave a comment after this article.

Check out these awesome shows for the whole family to enjoy!

Stack up on everything at 'Family Drugstore' at all participating locations. Mention 'Russian Parents' to recieve 15% OFF on all purchases. Read on...

2 for 1 Broadway Deals goes on sale TODAY at 10:30 am! HURRY!

A Will may be the most important document that you ever write. Here is why...

Fun places to throw your child's birthday party.

Use this guide to help you plan out summers activity plans

There has been a jump in the number of scammers who are calling people at random and telling them a family member has been kidnapped, as per the FBI.

Check out this list of some fun, educational, and safe websites for your child to visit and explore

First haircut for my child? In one of those Asian hair salons in the Bensonhurst area. What a mistake. The haircut was awful and far from trendy. Here's a list of hair salons recommended by our group's members over and over, organized by neighborhood.  Click here to see the most comprehensive list for best children's haircuts in NYC area!

Want to teach your kids things that can bring them success? Give them household chores!

То что он сделал для своей матери - бесценно! 
What this young man did for his mother before she passed away is priceless!

DEA agents released fire on a van in a very busy shopping mall at Gateway Plaza on Tuesday at around 3:30pm. Fortunately, although there were lots of passersby present, no people were shot.
The Agents were conducting a “controlled delivery” of two kilos of heroin to the unidentified suspect outside a ShopRite at the Gateway Center in East New York around 3:30 p.m. when the target saw them closing in on him, sources said.
He jumped into a gray minivan, gunned the engine and sped off, narrowly missing a federal agent, officials said. The officials opened fire, hitting the vehicle, but not the person inside. No injuries were reported.
Three people were taken into custody. 

The man pictured in the surveillance video tries to enter the house both during daylight hours and in the middle of the night while residents are sleeping. One family heard a strange noise and found a man trying to break into their Midwood home through their window. Do you know him?

Russian Parents have a lot of respect for the NYPD, but this psychopath on a power trip sure gives the cops a bad name. We think he should be fired on the spot. Witness police abuse of Uber driver in NYC, March 30, 2015 firsthand.

 1663 ocean parkway avenue. 29 Year old male shot and killed. Investigation underway

BROOKLYN — Seven children between the ages of 5 and 15 died early Saturday morning when a fire, apparently caused by a hot plate, ripped through their Midwood home, police and sources said.

Here's an exhaustive list of things to do / places to go to on Long Island (LI) with children.

The NYPD in Brooklyn is on alert after two suspicious males of Middle-Eastern descent were seen surveiling at least two large Sephardic Synagogues, Saturday afternoon.

As reported by Yeshiva World News:

Дорогие друзья, поддержите American Forum For Israel и проголосуйте на выборах во Всемирный Сионисткий Конгресс.
Вы поддержите сильный Израиль и усилия в борьбе!
Пожалуйста, помогите распространить призыв к голосованию!
Поможем Израилю вместе!

Here's a list of adult neurologists recommended by Russian Parents in our secret facebook group.

Top children's urologists recommended by RPs.

MANHATTAN  — Freida Yakubov, a 37 yr old woman visiting New York City from Florida vanished Christmas Day while parking her car in Midtown, police said.

A 44-year-old Brooklyn woman from our community died of injuries suffered when she fell 25 feet from a chairlift at Hunter Mountain ski area in New York's Catskill Mountains...RIP.

A gift of a boudoir photo session

A video going around on Facebook shows yet another Kings Plaza brawl with two girls fighting and the situation out of control.

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani scolds de Blasio for his handling of anti-police protests in his city.

Browse our Chanukah seasonal events and cultural and entertainment activities. There are parties, music festivals, a book shopping bazaar, concerts, a Menorah lighting and more.

On December 14, 2014, in the confines of Precinct 61, the above depicted individuals are wanted in connection with numerous vehicle tire slashing. The incidents occured beween 12am and 2am in the Homecrest area of Precinct 61. 

BREAKING: Stabbing attack in major Jewish synagogue in Brooklyn early Tuesday morning. Dramatic video footage of police and witnesses practically begging the attacker to drop the knife. 

NYPD are seeking community help in finding a man they consider armed and dangerous after he stabbed his wife in broad daylight on Friday, Nov 7. 

Check out who gets to rock the ZenKid stroller organizer

This one is for Daddy's <3

Dodge the flu, using these home remedies.

We are looking to giveaway (1) brand new premium baby stroller organizer in exchange for a detailed review of this 5-star rated and highly recommended product created by ZenKid.

A little about the product:

Exceptional quality, 2 deep insulated holders for bottles/sippy cups, spacious storage for diapers and of course, custom pocket for that brand new iPhone 6+! (disclaimer: you don't actually need to own iPhone 6 to qualify).

We couldn't resist not sharing this heart-felt, warm, and tear-jerking video with all mothers (expecting and active) of Russian Parents World. Hope this will put a smile on your face on this lovely 'wish-I-stayed-in-bed' rainy day! 


P.S. Remember this video when checking homework tonight! :)

Nine daycare centers were shut down in a city-wide sweep on fraudelent or illegal daycare centers. Two of the owners had daycare centers catering to the Russian community.