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It’s been the same every August 22, or at least since then Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone decreed it so in 1976: John Cazale Day! Less than two years later, the great actor was dead: the bone cancer. Director Sidney Lumet (b. 1924, and greatest maker of Brooklyn fims in the sound era*), the once […]

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Chistine Haughney of the Times recently took the long ride (from pretty much everywhere but Marine Park and Broad Channel) out to Beach 116th Street in Rockaway and found it rather wanting. This is not a surprise. If, for aesthetic reasons, I happen to love that Rockaway isn’t boomtown, there are lots of Radio Days […]

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Californian Kim Cooper is many things to many people: writer, editor, Scram magazine tyro, historian, catalyst and the conjunction of so many hep underground cultural currents, I can’t name half of them without wanting to cannonball into the La Brea Tar Pits. Were I able to list them them all, I’d jump into The Wedge […]

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Everybody say sh’ma! In the midst of city, state and federal affairs of unpleasant tiding, there came this Sunday at least some good news. Suzanne Wasserman, historian and filmmaker, wrote a piece about her father, Edward, for the New York Times, “A Bensonhurst Boyhood, Unlocked At Last”. I might have more to say about family, […]

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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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Diagnosis by BZA: Have ya’ll heard the news? There’s good blogging tonight! Where? It could be many places– the streets of Brooklyn, most of ‘em anyway, are still free– but it probably ain’t. Last August 18, it was Found In Brooklyn who had the rebop. It was a good story, nothing crazy (although there’s not […]

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“The moment one learns English, complications set in. Try as one may, one cannot elude this conclusion, one must inevitably come back to it. This applies to all persons, including those born to the language and, at times, even more so to Latins, including Spaniards. It manifests itself in an awareness of implications and intricacies […]

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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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