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Letter to the Editor, the Brooklyn Times, September 11, 1909 Let me say in this connection a few words in regard to the Old Bushwick Reformed Dutch Church. There have been of late many propositions made to extend Bushwick Avenue beyond this old church, and the edifice has been a stumbling block in the way […]

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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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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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Snake offers a moment of truth, baby. The truth! Best known today for his role as the journalist in the American version of Godzilla (1956), the memory of Edward R. Murrow lives on in the glaciated letter streets of Midwood, at the high school opened & named in his honor in 1974. Besides, uh… myself, […]

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Beadel Debevoise gives a cheer! Greenpointers is the realness. That might sound like a simple declaration & perhaps once it was. With the exception of a certain type of Brooklyn Heights resident, nearly all of BK was the realness: we couldn’t escape it, we didn’t want to. “The City”— not yet denuded of useful menace, […]

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Angry M.F. Fisher celebrated… con besos! Puerto Ricans? Dominicans? Friends? Rivals? The answer is both but it doesn’t seem the question is asked much anymore. I’m not sure why that is— maybe folks are afraid it would slow the ethnic cleansing, although that presumes more than a few people outside the community even care in […]

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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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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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Junius Van Sinderen offers his backspin: After a round of tense last-minute negotiations with the management at Demause.net News Service over 1) demolition costs; 2) naming rights 3) tax abatements & 4) what sources called a “generous” contribution to the Stop The Ditmas Canker slush— I mean “community outreach”— fund, WWIB is delighted to link […]

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