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Up really late or really early Brooklyn time? Well, WWIB’s Publisher Brian Berger can be heard on Austrian state radio, ORF, at 09:45 Vienna time, which is 3:45 am in New Lots and elsewhere. The program, conceived and assembled by former Brooklyn resident Christian Lerch, is about the culture and geography along the route of […]

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A Crispus Attucks Week Encore Presentation. Reproduced at left is  the list, taken by Captain Francis Titus, of the slaves of Bushwick in 1755; slavery would continue in Brooklyn until July 4, 1827. It’s  interesting to note that in most accounts of slavery in New York, the names of the  chattel are rarely given. Such […]

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Australian Peter Bishop— writer, scholar, traveler and jazz buff—is a fascinating guy. Currently an Associate Professor in Communication & Cultural Studies at the University of South Australia (UniSA) in Adelaide, Peter is also the author of Bridge (Reaktion Books). Don’t be swayed by the plain title, lacking even the article of Hart Crane gave us; […]

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Soon after writing yesterday’s preview of Unplugging Philco by Jim Knipfel, I was reminded of something but couldn’t recall quite what. A movie like Modern Times perhaps? A comedian, maybe Lenny Bruce, performing “The Palladium”? A song, most likely “Wine Head Woman” by Woodrow Adams with the Boogie Blues Blasters, which Mr. Memory from The […]

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If someone says to me “You wanna work a good room?” Yes, there are good rooms: the editorial room at DallasPenn.com, Combat Jack’s Today’s Mathematics, Kevin Walsh’s Forgotten New York, Justine Carroll’s Greenpointers (blowing minds at Oasis Roller World in Ridgewood)— those are good rooms, but certainly not the Copa over this, or this, or […]

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Why and what’s the reason for? Caz Dolowicz speculates. An Albanian pizza man in Astoria? A Boro Park bicylist? A Canarsie courier? A Dominican ecstatic? An Ecuadorian mope? The oldest living Finn in Sunset Park? That guy on the G train who argues we should refer  to The Georgia as we do the Gambia or […]

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Father Sullivan tugged at his prick and tried to relax. He was back in darkest Brooklyn; the bar was called the Casablanca Inn. The men’s room was stifling, the radiator spit on his cast, and the beers he’d been drinking since ten in the morning knifed his bladder. Because he’d fractured his skull and his […]

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Harry locked his mother in the closet. Street photographer, historian and journalist Brian Berger has other ways of getting what he needs but get it he will, for the nine to fivers, the brown baggers, the strap hangers, the working stiffs, the squares but mostly for ya’ll, in New Lots, Mill Basin and Mott Haven, […]

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by Caz Dolowicz. The things we do for love & mollusks! Truth be told ya’ll, I totally forgot it was almost Columbus Day when I felt a familiar stirring in my loins & thought, whoa— I could really go for some marzipan clams this afternoon with my coffee. So off to Bensonhurst I went, visions […]

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by Beadel Debevoise. Just a quick head’s up on a couple recent titles that should interest  many  readers. First, straight out of Adelaide via London comes Peter Bishop‘s Bridge (no relation to Hart Crane), a meditation on the architecture & social meaning of said objects which features a couple color photographs by none other than […]

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