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News, An Immigrant's Heart

An Immigrant's Heart

It began as a cold that Julia Amparo-Alvarado couldn't seem to shake. One January night in 2003 when her boss called, asking her to come in for a night shift of janitorial work at the Brooklyn Con Ed building, Julia…
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Calendar, Sports/Outdoors Follow That Bird

Follow That Bird

SAT 6/11 As a preschooler the only thing that would cheer me up was splashing around in the bathtub with my beloved rubber ducky. Now the overgrown kids who run Children's Fairyland are legitimizing this time-honored activity with their annual…
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Calendar, Kid Stuff Forever Young

Forever Young

SAT-SUN 4/19-20 Childhood hasn't changed since 1950 at Children's Fairyland, the year the storybook-themed park opened. The place has entertained generations of kids through simple but proven means: low-budget puppet shows, gluey arts and crafts, unsettling dwarf statues, and the…
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Culture, Stage


When Seattle-based writer and performer David Schmader received an irate letter in response to his newspaper story about gay prostitution from a woman intent on putting the fear of God into him, he decided to infiltrate "ex-gay support groups" and…
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Dining, Eat


Table Training Dish dropped by a to-remain-unnamed SOMA restaurant last week and found a waiter badly in need of some training. Not that he wasn't trying, but his puppy-dog eagerness to please wore a bit thin after he returned for…
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