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99 Cent Store – The Fi2W Podcast

A sound-rich journey into a world full of surprises.

Food In 2 Worlds

The Story Behind Great Taste’s ‘Five Dumplings for a Dollar’ Deal

This Sunset Park eatery is known for dishing up the best dumplings in New York City. So why is its owner, Mr. Chen, barely breaking even?

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For Some, Occupy Movement is a Test of Faith

A growing number of religious activists within the larger Occupy Wall Street movement are urging their flocks to see the connection between faith and action. Juan Carlos Ruiz, a Mexican immigrant who assists a Lutheran parish in Sunset Park, is one of them.

Elias Garcia, a third grader at PS 24

Podcast: Immigrant Kids Gaining Despite Mixed Report Card for Brooklyn Dual Language School

At P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn kids, parents and teachers praise the school’s dual language curriculum. But many students under-perform on standardized tests, and the school got less-than-stellar grades in its report card.

Elias Garcia, a third grader at PS 24

A Dual Language School in Brooklyn Struggles to Meet DOE Expectations But Succeeds in Child Development Areas

45 percent of the students at P.S. 24 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn are designated English Language Learners. The school has won the trust of immigrant families by immersing the students in both English and Spanish, but its D.O.E report card was mixed.