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And this is Fulton Fish Market

If you missed it, a new fragrance for women came on the market last month. "Wall Street" is a blend of cucumber, lavender, and sea kale created by Laurice Rahme, a French perfumer who emigrated to New York in the 1970s and subsequently decided that the Big Apple's neighborhoods deserved a type of recognition that she is uniquely qualified to offer. She disputes critics who say their noses detect only decaying garbage, diesel fumes, hot dog carts, and other odors for which New York is notorious. Thus, her shop also features such other essences as "Park Avenue," whose base is chamomile, "Chelsea," which captures the bouquet of the city's flower district, and "New Haarlem," a blend of coffee and vanilla. "New York," she said, "smells good to me."

More teens head for fields than for sofa after school

For better or worse, the hours immediately after school are some of the most important, developmentally, in the lives of students, research shows. Thus, the findings of a new survey, "All Work and No Play?", by Public Agenda, the nonpartisan opinion-research organization in New York, would seem to be encouraging. They show that 79 percent of middle and high school students regularly participate in activities after school and on weekends - this despite the perception that many choose to hang out at the mall or grab the TV remote and flop on the couch. What these students told Public Agenda they do after school and on weekends, and the percentage in each case:

Sports 66%
School clubs or extra- curricular activities 62%
Volunteer work 60%
Religious instruction/ church youth group 54%
Lessons (music, dance, art, etc.) 52%
After-school program on campus or at another locale 52%
Part-time job 37%
Tutoring/test preparation 30%
Scouts or other membership organizations 19%

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