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At the time Eugene met him, he was planning Minetta Water on the shores of Gravesend Bay, which was the most ambitious of all his projects so far. He was being followed financially, by a certain number of Brooklyn politicians and financiers who had seen him succeed in small things, taking a profit of from […]

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Believe it or not, it was my bike. This one I had bought at Madison Square Garden, at the end of a six-day race. It had been made in Chemnitz, Bohemia and the six-day rider who owned it was a German, I believe. What distinguished it from other racing bikes was that the upper bar […]

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Things glow because of the underlay of ownership. (Those last-stand defenders of capitalism who may construe this remark to bolster their cause, open your eyes. You should see tomb. This book is not addressed to you and presupposes the passage of a century or two since your deaths.) An old newspaper clipping is the most […]

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Scaly Mountain, North Carolina As the world awaits the final editing and design of Brian Berger’s epic second interview with Unplugging Philco author Jim Knipfel, tentatively titled “Welcome Back, Gotterknipfel,” I send heavily Sands Street-accented salutations and a postcard from somewhere in Macon County. Former NBA point guard Spud Webb, one might recall (and Dallas […]

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HELLO! THERE, SEA SERPENT! A Brooklyn Man Says He Is Confident He Met One While Fishing Mr. M.A. Russell, of 188 Bridge street, says that he and two companions, while fishing on Sunday, about 7 A.M., off Long Beach, saw a sea serpent. There were on the boat at the time a dozen bottles of […]

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Death loves a mystery. Death can’t get started. Death in high heels. Death makes the world go ’round. Death in a Class A uniform. Death at the Dakota. Death your magic spell is everywhere. Death is here to stay. Death goes to the movies. Death is marching on. Death travels to Samarra. Death and his […]

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Not Cafe Wha? nor Cafe whuh? Rather Cafe Society, which  is also a new book subtitled “The Wrong Place For The Right People,” recently published by the University of Illinois Press. Terry Trilling-Josephson is the widow of Cafe Society owner, Barney Josephson, the Trenton, New Jersey shoe salesman turned legendary Manhattan nightclub mensch and one […]

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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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In anticipation of the April release of Jim Knipfel‘s latest novel, the terrific dystopic comedy Unplugging Philco (Simon & Schuster), I’m delighted, again, to direct readers to WWIB’s first interview with Jim. A second conversation with the author is forthcoming closer to the publication date, although there’s still  quite a controversy over whether the octogenarian […]

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“In my life had… what? Maybe three big shocks. Shock number one was when I head Cary Grant was Jewish. Shock number two was finding out how how Jell-O, pure, pathetic parveh Jell-O, sweet ecumenical Jell-O what you could eat with milk or meat— Jell-O was not kosher. But you know what was? Drake’s Devil […]

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