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By Rochelle Jewel Shapiro Sara Pincus, “Pinky” to many of us, owned the only art studio in Far Rockaway. At eleven, when I first walked up the long staircase to her studio, my wooden case of art supplies bumping against my thigh, I had no idea that something indelible would happen inside me that […]
I grew up in Rockaway, so this song calls to me. But anyone who lives in a resort town or anyone who feels the passage of seasons poignantly or anyone who is alive will enjoy this.
My parents bought a cake that said “Happy Birthday Topsy” and sang Happy Birthday to our family dog. A few months later, on my fifteenth birthday, there was nothing. I was the third daughter and by that time, both my parents were working six days a week in my father’s grocery store. When it came to […]