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Mermaids DO Exist!

Mermaids DO Exist!

Jun 27, 2013

By Elyssa Goodman The mermaids had been in trouble. For thirty years, they had been rising up from the ocean to flaunt their glittering scales and seashells, leaving a trail of seaspray and seaweed across the hearts of hundreds of thousands of onlookers at the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. But this past year the mermaids’ resources were threatened by...

Franklin Park Reading Series

By Elyssa Goodman Once a month, Franklin Park Bar and Beer Garden in Crown Heights is flooded with literature groupies sipping happy hour beverages, waiting to listen to lush poetry and prose. The space is home to the Franklin Park Reading Series, curated by writer and editor Penina Roth. Roth has been hosting readings at the bar since 2009, and it seems like...