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People ask Caz, you old, what’s really Brooklyn? Usually I tell ‘em to get out of my grill and see for themselves. Brooklyn is not like most people say. So-called “Cobble Hill” and Canarsie? The twain rarely meet, people, not really. Happily, I’ve gotten around some since I popped out Ma Dolowicz’s Sands Street boarding […]

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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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Community Bookstore— 143 7th Ave, Park Slope— 7 pm— Can You Dig It? Just a final reminder that novelist L.J. Davis and his recent introducer, long-time friend Jonathan Lethem, will be together this evening— like Bo Diddley and Jerome, like B.B. King and Bobby “Blue” Bland, like Morris Day and Jerome… One thing, however: I […]

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Once Upon A Time On Dean Street: L.J. Davis and Jonathan Lethem will be appearing at 7 pm next Tuesday, March 31, at the Community Bookstore, 143 7th Avenue in celebration of L.J.’s beautifully republished 1971 novel, A Meaningful Life. All living “brownstoners”— old and new, owners and renters, black, white and “Spanish,” as we […]

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“The Brooklyn Speech of Booker T. Washington, delivered Feb. 22, before the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, has been published in pamphlet form, and there is a tremendous demand for it from all parts of the country. It is the best and most complete statement of the Negro’s case that has yet been given.”— […]

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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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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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New York is the biggest goddamn hick town of all. That anyone at any level could entertain the idiocy of a Kennedy Senate appointment— especially when there are… how many other un- or underemployed women in this state who could use a (better) job?  I don’t have an exact number but just hitting the streets […]

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