Illustrations by Lauren R. Weinstein
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In lighter news, we were thrilled to learn that this year's Coney Island Mermaid Parade will go on!

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Lauren R. Weinstein is an award-winning cartoonist who had a kid and moved to Jersey. She misses Brooklyn, but loves her yard. Check out her website,

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