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The least wrinkle crept into his brow as he remembered that this was February 2d, the time the man always called. He fished in his pocket for his purse, getting the first taste of paying out when nothing is coming in. He looked at the fat, green roll as a sick man looks at the […]

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Lee Sing and Miss Liberty Produce Patriotic Chop Suey Lee Wong Sing took a walk Sunday and, thanks to his own restless spirit, thanks to the Fourth of July, and thanks to the burning patriotism of the reporters at Brooklyn Police Headquarters, it landed him on the front pages today. Lee Wong Sing is 11 […]

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Speechless? Almost! Dallas explains more and a brief— and exclusive— interview with Brian Berger follows. Kenny Wisdom: Dallas Penn speaks often of “the lifestyle”; what do you know of such things, B.? Brian Berger: Not much; when I was a kid I wanted an Adidas sweat suit but never did have one;  later, I had a […]

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Look what Pussy’s brought in,” leers a Half-Breed with a braided Queue. “Brit, by the look of him,” cries a short, freckl’d seaman in whom Stature and Pugnacity enjoy an inverse relation. “– long way from, ain’t you old Gloak?” “Who does your Wigs, Coz?” “There there, my Lads, think of the Impression we must […]

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Wanna meet the Chef? The good folks at Basement Mix records, 329 Crescent Street in East New York, are hosting hip-hop’s man of the hour today from 4 to 6 pm. Be there, especially if you know the neighborhood as City Line (which it also is)  and hell, make Raekown American music’s man of the […]

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Some of ya’ll might remember a book called Sidewalk (2000), by sociologist Mitchell Daunier with photogaphs by Ovie Carter, about the lives and travails of those who sell on the street for a living. (Included among whose real-life characters is the indefatigable Hakim Hasan.) Some of ya’ll might remember a book called Money Has No […]

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Speaking of Red Hook Raiders*, there was some unusual activity in the neighborhood of Pioneer Park this Friday Night, which isn’t to say unique just… unusual. With the exception of our respected colleague and recent interviewee Lost City Brooks,  WWIB has had just about zero use for any of the Red Hook or related blogs […]

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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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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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May 8, 1997 Consider crimes that are defined by a state of being, rather than the perpetrating of some definite act at definite time and place. Such laws are already in action. In New Orleans I saw the beginning: Agent: “I’m going to have to send you to prison.” Suspect: “Why Mr. Faulkner?” (Yes, he […]

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