“Last week, I was rich,” says Vito, sitting in the Off-Track Betting parlor in Park Slope, one eye on a race playing on the television overhead. He says he won 700 dollars on a two dollar exacta. Then he lost 300.
Mimi Gross is a painter, set and costume designer and teacher. She lives and works in New York City. Currently, her work A Large Wooden Beach Scene is a part of “Stephen Powers: Coney Island Is Still Dreamland” at the Broolklyn Museum.