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Stephanie Saulmon

The De-Greening of Brownsville

This may have been the harshest winter in years, but that hasn’t stopped Helen Mason from braving the cold and snow every day to feed the ducks. Somebody has to make sure Minnie Pearl, who Mason calls "the hostess with the most-est," Ralph, Chiquita, Sophia, and Cramda get plenty of food, water, and attention through these cold months, so they’re healthy and eager to greet visitors when Fantasy Garden opens this spring— though at this point, no one’s sure that will happen.

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The Brooklyn Rail

DEC 19-JAN 20

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