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Swan’s signs of the vernacular: ya’ll don’t have to read ‘em but life is a lot funnier if you do. For now, let’s just say that somewhere in Kings County— it could be Vanderbilt Avenue, it could be Van Brunt Street, it could be Varkens Hook— the Brooklyn Department of Transportation (BDOT) has begun talking […]

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by Zincsmith Billiard: They came to West 5th Street from the Bronx & Rockaway, Yonkers & many parts of Brooklyn too. There was, to this reporter’s eyes, not a single real estate blogger amongst them— none from Gowanus, none from Gravesend, none from Gerritsen Beach; none from Bay Ridge, none from Bayside, Queens & certainly […]

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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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Dear Sirs (BZA, Beadel, Angry M.F. & Lorraine Otsego too), As a lifelong Brooklynite, I thought I’d “seen it all.” Did a lot of it too, in my younger days. Taxi-dancing, the numbers, after-hours joints— you-name-it, really. I dropped acid when it was legal and in 1970 I saw the Grateful Dead four nights running […]

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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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since P.S. 207, Lizard: Not that I expect anyone else to know that. I can hear it now: 4011 Fillmore, is that even in Brooklyn? No, schmuck, it’s a chapter from the real Brooklyn bible, ya’ll remember the passage, Fillmore 40:11: “And Louie said, fuck Christmas.” It didn’t matter that Louie sold the goddamn trees […]

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On the scene in Go Go Gerritsen Beach, Swan: Gerritsen. It might seem like the edge of the world to some but for many Brooklynites, the name ululates in labial dental fricative glory like so much roast beef spittle from nearby Brennan & Carr. What happens after? All sorts of stuff & this weekend was […]

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