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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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Caz Dolowicz notes: The following post originally ran on June 21, 2007 but since there’s some noise about the 20th Anniversary of Do The Right Thing coming up— including a Long Island University panel appearance by our man Dallas Penn (see below for details)—I figured this is a good time to bring that beat back. […]

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With a headline nod to Jesus Colon, the pioneering Puerto Rican journalist (check out  A Puerto Rican In New York if not familar with his work), and hearty mondongo thanks to reader Glenmore Snediker for the photos (“taken somewhere in East New York,” he says), WWIB rouses itself this morning with strong coffee and the […]

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by Anonymous*: Glug glug glug? Both Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt believed it so, yes, but throughout the 1960s and 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, […]

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In anticipation of Victoria Day, coming up May 19, WWIB re-presents its epic, nearly all-inclusive interview with writer, professor, mixologist and so much more, Mark Kingwell. Jane Jacobs gets tweaked a little and I only wish it were a little more. Maybe for Remembrance Day? — Valdosta Quitman Everybody’s talkin’ about Canada—not as much as […]

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It’s one of the wonders of early ’70s rock culture: Marc Bolan, aka Tyrannosaurus Rex (in his English hippie phase), aka T. Rex (as world beating glam rock hero, at least briefly) was Jewish. But he was, and there’s a Tzadik label Great Jewish Music: Marc Bolan tribute cd to prove it. Rose Pastor Stokes […]

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What do I know about Queens? Besides every goddamn splinter in the boardwalk between Beach 116th and Beach 88th streets, and the memory of the mysteries (to a little kid) of Spanish girls at Playland, not too much. If that’s still a little more than, say, a “neighborhood blogger,” well… I thought that all city […]

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Joseph Rivera is a retired New York City cop and Vandal Squad: Inside The New York City Transit Police Department, 1984-2004 (Powerhouse/Miss Rosen Editions) is the story of his twenty years on the job. Of course, the Bronx-native couldn’t have done it without ya’ll, the “vandals,” most of whom are better known to this book’s […]

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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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Congratulations to the family and friends of activist Janet Jagan on a life meaningfully lived; Janet died last week in Georgetown at the age of 88. Janet was, of course, not only the former President of Guyana, but also the cousin and subject of our good friend Suzanne Wasserman’s documentary film, Thunder In Guyana (2003). […]

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