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by Berenice “The Abbott”/BZA: Serious crime scenes are some sobering shit & I wasn’t even drunk yet. In fact, I was damn near dehydrated, an unexpected part of my plan to walk all of Liberty Avenue in BK, starting at City Line & heading west. I was about to hit the bodega for water & […]

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“By the turn of the century, Fort Greene entered into a new stage of development. The real estate maps reveal a change in the type of building going on, as they show brownstones giving way to multi-story and commercial structures. As early as 1893 the Hotel San Carlos at 69 South Oxford Street appears on […]

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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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WWIB Transportation Editor, Swan, explains: Ya’ll can check the record, we went for Barry early— who the hell wouldn’t have? Not the Mighty Sparrow! All three Clintons are venal, John Edwards was a stiff, Dennis Kucinich had a hot wife & no traction: please, let’s not relive the nightmare again so soon; gracias. Today, however, […]

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1984 66-year old Eleanor Bumpurs is shot and killed by police as they try to evict her from her Bronx apartment— Bernhard Goetz shoots four men on a subway; he said they tried to rob him— Run DMC self-titled debut—Benjamin Ward named first black Police Commissioner— UTFO, “Roxanne, Roxanne,” followed by Roxanne Shanté, “Roxanne’s Revenge”— […]

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or site-specific “installation” whatsis: Swan asks… whuh? Sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued, once in a while a card sharp hustlin’ the boardwalk near Seagate, other times filling out custom forms with a black Sharpie while waiting on the long, long line at the post office on Neptune: I, Swan, raised on Mermaid Avenue & a graduate of racially […]

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Caz Dolowicz rolls out the WW (welcome wagon)—local. They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. Uncle Caz, Uncle Caz: what the hell did they do?!?! Ya’ll loved them in the pages of New York Calling. Ya’ll astounded them in the basement of the Fresh Meadows Barnes & Noble. Now, for […]

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Berenice “The Abbott”/BZA gets her work bum on: It is, finally, if sometimes futilely, about putting the work in, & getting up, by any means necessary. There is no other way, although the Brooklyn blogidad is overrun with whores, shills, hucksters, shitheels, liars, lazy fucks, fake journalists, fawning sycophants, psychotic vassals & more than a […]

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The Music Director brings that back beat: The argument continues to this day: is Group Home’s 1995 album Livin’ Proof (1995) DJ Premiere’s greatest album-length production with– ironically– the weakest or perhaps just most unique MCs he ever spent that much time with? Whatever happened– & what didn’t– between Primo, Lil’ Dap & Melachi (they […]

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County? The Music Director explains: If Elvis was a hero to most, including WWIB Hillbilly Hula Hour favorites Ronny Elliott (Tampa via Birmingham) & Terry Allen (Sante Fe via Lubbock) but didn’t mean shit to Chuck D. (Roosevelt, Long Island, deathless context by Bed-Stuy) what does that suggest about… Woodhaven? Ozone Park? Not so fast, […]

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