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Category Archive for 'Manhattan Beach'

HOW THE RIOT STARTED Somebody Threw A Cucumber and It Struck an Italian Then there was a Rain of Paving Stones on Myrtle Avenue, and the Row Did Not Cease Until a Wagon Load of Police Interfered Two parties of laborers were at work on Myrtle Avenue near Ryerson street yesterday afternoon. One of the […]

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Then late in the morning of Saturday, December 28, 1936, when the Knishe Queen announced the coming of the three new flavors (apple-cherry, sour lemon, nutty onion); after Jerky Jacob the Old Clothes Man sent out postcards to his best customers (“I am right now in a good position to make VERY terrific deals on […]

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And from their fifth-floor plus stoop, under the good first sun, they panned and picked out Gelfman drawing for himself the first soda of the day; Dopey Duhvee leaning over his triycle to drool down big, rich spit bombs that burst over his mother’s shoes; Mrs. Chepper slipping the leash off her old Pekinese, blaring […]

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So there’s this former Naval Air Station, in Brooklyn, called Floyd Bennett Field. Brian Berger’s relationship with the Floyd goes back nearly to the dawn of time, at least the early 1960s when his father, a native of Rockaway Beach, was stationed there as a member of the United States Navy Reserve. Young John Strausbaugh […]

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Cocktails and signs of “ads” flashing, light’s waterfalls, — Louis Zukofsky, from “55 Poems” (1941) Now and then there are flashes in the world of business, finance, sport, art or theatricals a colorful figure which comes we know not whence or how. But because it exerts enormous influence and kicks up dust generally, and because […]

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Caz Dolowicz explains: Greetings from a secret location in Pinellas County, Florida, where I keep my winter quarters and where from, today, I’d like to introduce the new staff of Who Walk In Brooklyn. Over the weeks, months and years to (is a preposition) come (is a verb), I hope all of them will become […]

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