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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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Speaking of mounts and the line, had horses once been about two feet tall, in the dim past? Was this another fantasy proffered by lofty science? Were more scientists slightly perverted? Were chemists considered scientists? How so? What horses won the 1858 Kentucky Derby? The Preakness? The Belmont Stakes? Do horse players always die broke? […]

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How do I even explain Combat Jack? Fuck it, let the man speak for himself on the subject fellow BK native and music biz veteran Kedar Massenburg who— hip-hop history alert— among other things is the brother of Daddy-O from Stetsasonic… just say Stet! I keep meaning to do a Stetsasonic throwback drop since the […]

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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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Jason Cohen is what Grammy Hall would call a real Jew. Time was, that wouldn’t have been a big deal, at least not in Brooklyn; the place was full of ‘em! Cohen even lived in his mother’s ancestral homeland of Midwood for a couple years in the early-1990s— Midwood! And let me tell ya’ll, Midwood […]

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Ask for mauby and ye shall receive… mauby, sorrel, ginger beer & at the conclusion of WWIB’s brief tribute to former Guyana President Janet Jagan, I expressed the hope that Suzanne Wasserman‘s documentary about Janet— who was also her cousin (but that just got Suzanne access; Janet and her husband Cheddi’s stories are amazingly their […]

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Dunedin Lanes, Florida Because of a minor but irksome arm injury sustained by Caz Dolowicz in a recent cosmic bowling accident, Caz is, by Cosmodemonic doctor’s orders, taking a few days off. During this involuntary furlough, I, Amber Tides, will be around if the old man just has to say something— ya’ll know how he […]

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Amber Tides: Now, right over here— this is the residential section. Caz Dolowicz: Oh, people live there, eh? Amber: No, that’s the stockyard. Now, all along here, this is the river front. And all along the river— all along the river, those are all levies. Caz: That’s the Jewish neighborhood? Amber: Well, we’ll Passover that. […]

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Dateline Paradise, The Bronx. Writing about and even caring for the Bronx is a losing proposition but some people do it anyway. So few are the external rewards and recognition, it’s a pleasure to acknowledge those who are too smart and too goddamn honest to pretend the Bronx doesn’t matter. There is, of course, a […]

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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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