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NEW! Google Street View of NYC launches: 9-11 Memorial, Central Park and neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy

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Now view imagery of three parts of New York that “embody the spirit and strength of the city and its people” anytime, day or night. Today Susan Molinari, Vice President of Public Policy at Google, shared via the Maps Blog that Google is publishing new Street View featuring the following New York neighborhoods: the 9-11 Memorial, Central Park and neighborhoods struck by Hurricane Sandy.

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FAVE FUNDING: @Etsy awarding $50K in scholarships for women in #tech (#hackergrants)

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Calling all women in tech! Etsy is hosting the summer 2012 session of Hacker School in the NYC Etsy headquarters and awarding 10 Etsy Hacker Grants of $5,000 each.

If you’ve considered a career as a professional engineer but haven’t yet taken the steps to fulfilling your dream, this is your chance. The summer batch of Hacker School will be 40 students, with the hope of bringing in at least 20 women. The Etsy team has allocated $50,000 in sponsorships to assist 10 women who want to join but need financial support. Because this is a three week hacking retreat in NYC, they’re trying to make it accessible as possible. The Hacker School itself is free, so you’re all set there.

For the lucky ones selected, a whirlwind experience awaits, including attending tech talks and company events, like the Etsy talent show.

The ultimate goal? To find amazing female engineers and help them get employed.

I’m not naive enough to think I’m a women in tech, but a women who runs parallel to tech. I get to talk about the fascinating and world-changing things women (and men) in technology create. It’s an honor.

Even if you’re not interested in the opportunity, help to spread the word.

Use hashtag #hackergrants on Twitter.

photo credit: Stuck in Customs via photopin cc

FAVE #FORGOOD: Regina Spektor benefit concert for @HIASimmigration in #NYC

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Hey you. Yah, you. Like music? Like a good cause? Good. What are you doing February 23?  That’s right, you’re going to see Regina Spektor. Here are the deets:

Regina Spektor is performing a benefit for one of my FAVE nonprofits, HIAS , at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in New York City. If I lived in NYC, I would be there. Alas, I’ll be in snowy Chicago huddled around the fireplace with Baby K.

Tickets range from $55 to $250, and all tickets $80 and over are tax deductible, in the following amounts: $80 ($25 deductible), $100 ($45 deductible), $250 ($138 deductible). Get to see an amazing performer and a tax deduction? Yes, please.

**If you decide to buy a ticket or two, email me a copy of your receipt, your Twitter handle and a 140 character message I can tweet out for you. That’s right I’ll tweet whatever you want if you buy a ticket. I’m shameless for a good cause.** Email: prsarahevans@gmail.com.

Tickets can be purchased at:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office

Broadway at 60th Street, Ground Floor
Monday – Saturday:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday:  12 p.m. – 6 p.m.


She just released her newest album, ”What We Saw From The Cheap Seats,” but you can bet every seat is a great one.

Since immigrating through HIAS in 1989, the Russian-born Jewish singer-songwriter and pianist has sold out concerts around the globe. Go girl!

***#FORGOOD posts on Sarah’s Faves are causes, nonprofits and concepts that I believe in. From time to time you will see these posts here. It’s just my way of helping to get the word out for well-intentioned and world-improving peeps.***