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03/13/2013 05:37 pm ET

Tales From Growing Up In NYC

Concrete Fairground

We knew it was coming when they relocated recess to the indoor gymnasium.

From our perch on the fourth floor, we watched the trucks pull into the parking lot beside the Catholic church to the dismay of our teacher, tapping her foot by the blackboard as she tried to divert our attention back to a lesson on cursive handwriting. But nothing could draw our attention away from the men as they proceeded to build a fair from the ground up before our awestruck eyes.

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