Maspeth kids make a few bucks on Grand Avenue
by Lisa A. Fraser
Aug 23, 2011 | 4617 views | 1 1 comments | 120 120 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Photo by Heather Senison
Photo by Heather Senison
The dog days of summer didn't stop a few tweens in Maspeth from getting motivated. Diana Rodriguez, 12, Esperanza Cantillo, 12, Nicole Rodriguez, 10 and Scott Stegman, 11, set up shop several days last week beside the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star office on Grand Avenue, selling their own handmade creations to earn a few extra dollars.

For one week, the group sold goods from handmade knitted coasters and bracelets to small household goods, as well as a few CDs and bookmarks, all between the price range of 25 cents and $1.

On the first day, they earned $20. “We're doing it because we had all this stuff and we're putting our skills to use,” said Diana Rodriguez, who will be attending I.S. 73 in September.

Cantillo will also be attending I.S. 73 in the fall. Nicole Rodriguez attends P.S. 29 and Stegman attends P.S. 153.
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Diana Rodriguez
November 10, 2011

I just wanted to say thanks and Nicole Rodriguez actually attends PS 229 which you wrote incorrectly.

Thanks for Everything :)