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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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by Zincsmith Billiard, Sports Editor. All that basbeball nonsense about going yard? This is how the street kids do it tho’ why I was here, precisely, is a tale for another time. For now let’s just say, ecstatic as I am the Mets blew it (not-quite-instant karma for raping the public coffers but fuck all […]

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OR, THE PAUL ROBESEON COMPLEX WILL RISE AGAIN The Music Director, Son of Shemp*, explains: It was the mid-1980s & Brooklyn was like Cleveland to some. I grew up on 7th Avenue & 21st St— which not one goddamn person called “Greenwood Heights” then— so I’d already been to Cleveland, man. But like Albert Ayler […]

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The Music Director gives the drummer some: It could have been KRS-One at the East River Bandshell but woop! woop! it’s still Manhattan so we weren’t there & the truth, baby: Beat Street kills Wild Style. It could have been (But Dad It’s) Smokey Robinson at Asser Levy Park but on the real: I mostly […]

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Drunk on Albemarle. Drunk on Bond Street. Drunk on Cortelyou. Drunk in Ditmas Park. Drunk on Evergreen— Bushwick stand up! Drunk on Force Tube. Drunk in Gravesend. Drunk on Hinsdale. Drunk on India Street. Drunk on Jamaica Ave. Drunk in Kensington (they will get the services their property values demand). Drunk on Avenue L (the […]

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Dear Sirs (BZA, Beadel, Angry M.F. & Lorraine Otsego too), As a lifelong Brooklynite, I thought I’d “seen it all.” Did a lot of it too, in my younger days. Taxi-dancing, the numbers, after-hours joints— you-name-it, really. I dropped acid when it was legal and in 1970 I saw the Grateful Dead four nights running […]

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enter Lorraine Otsego, Theater Critic, stage left: There’s a new Israeli in town! Her name is Meital Dohan & with Gian Murray Gianino, she’s co-starring in the first American production of Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson’s Stitching, which just opened at The Wild Project on East 3rd Street, on the Lower East Side of the Island […]

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by Anonymous*: Glug glug glug? Walter Benjamin believed it so, yes, but throughout the 1960s & into the early ’70s, I was a HUGE Beach Boys fan, thus I vastly prefer “Chug-A-Lug” (Chug-A-Lug). To those who disagree another term at the Gravesend School of Doo-Wop might be in order. “Fuck that, Pops— I have a […]

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Zincsmith Billiard returns to the Pacific Ave Chamber: Due to personnel issues beyond the control of a mere Sports Desk, approximately none of WWIB’s Ace In The Hole (dir. Billy Wilder, 1951) loving newsmen & women were able to attend the Atantic Yards Camera Club’s protest on Sunday. Many apologies & much respect to those […]

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why is he saying these terrible things about Centipede? an Albanian pizza man? a Boro Park tailor? a Canarsie courier? a Dominican ecstatic? an Ecuadorian mope? the oldest living Finn in Sunset Park? that guy on the G train who’ll argue we should speak of The Georgia as much as The Gambia? he who can’t […]

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