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  • This site provides an index of foods, which can be searched to find nutrient values.

  • Recruits and refers volunteers to non-profits throughout all five boroughs of New York City.

  • Volunteer Solutions, affiliated with the United Way, provides an online service that helps connect individuals to volunteer opportunities in their community.

  • Find out how to volunteer at The Library.

  • A nonprofit, online service that helps interested volunteers get involved with community service organizations throughout the United States.

  • Eyewitness News and more from New York's ABC station, Channel 7.

  • Money and investing update. Requires free registration.

  • A portal to weather information from The Weather Channel.

  • Web-Radio lists Internet Radio Stations that can be heard via the Web.

  • An online dictionary and search engine for computer and Internet technology.

  • A Wiki travel guide where any willing traveler can write and edit articles. There are thousands of entries and many unusual stories. Includes links to tourist boards and other authoritative resources.

  • A free encyclopedia with evolving content from daily contributions. Users of wikipedia are invited to add or edit articles within the site.

  • Wikiquote is a free online compendium of sourced quotations from notable people and creative works in every language, translations of non-English quotes, and links to Wikipedia for further information.

  • News from Channel 4, New York's NBC television station.

  • Offers statistics on world health topics, including diseases, population, birth rates. Searchable by topic or geographic area.

  • Links to U.S. and world newspapers, magazines, and news sites in English, arranged by region and country.

  • Displays the current local time and date of cities and countries in each of the world's time zones.

  • The World Volunteer Web, brought to you by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, supports the volunteer community by providing information and resources that can be used for campaigning, advocacy and networking.

  • International English from a British viewpoint. Michael Quinion defines and explores different words and usage in the english language.

  • News from New York's Channel 11.

  • This website provides a comprehensive list of websites that pertain to all aspects of writing from finding an agent to finding inspiration for your next story.

  • The official site for the labor union representing movie, TV and radio writers. Annotated links covering the business and craft of screenwriting.

  • Annotated guide to Internet sites for writers. Covers all genres and all aspects of the craft and business of writing.

  • News from Channel 9, New York's UPN television station.

  • Interactive foreign exchange rate calculations using up-to-the-minute currency rates.

  • All about language.

  • This site allows you to search for restaurant addresses and phone numbers,and to browse by cuisines and neighborhoods. Unfortunately, you must be a subscriber to read the restaurant reviews.

  • The United States Postal Service offers this zip code lookup.

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