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Serenity Now
Every Person in New York

The superb artist Anne Watkins teaches a four-session watercolor class for adults, eight students maximum, Saturdays, 2-4:45pm, starting January 21st. Classes will be held at PicNic Market & Cafe, 2665 Bway [101/102nd]. $120. For more info, email here.

NoiseOFF is a good resource, founded by Queens resident Richard Tur, designed to reduce noise pollution in local communities.

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain, out January 24th, is firmly in Malcolm Gladwell territory—a fascinating, pro-wallflower read.

Is it Carmina Burana at 5:30am
from your banging steam pipes?

Allan Ishac, author of New York's 50 Best Places to Find Peace and Quiet, has created TranquiliCity, an iPhone app that will find the closest oasis (park, spa, sanctuary, etc.) to wherever you are in the five boroughs.

Keep the car horns, the sirens, the bus gusts, and the drunken arguments from seeping into your living space: CitiQuiet, 212.874.5362, creates a second window that eliminates up to 95% of noise without altering your existing window.

Audio Technica
Noise Canceling Headphones

Essential reading: Why Noise Matters: A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions by John Stewart.

Our favorite guided meditations come with a soothing Scottish brogue, courtesy of Bodhipaksa.

Woman Doing Yoga on a Skyscraper
courtesy of Shutterstock

Jason Polan started Every Person in New York in March of 2008. He plans on working on the project until it is finished. Look for Every Person in New York on Tuesdays in MUG and daily at Jason's site.

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