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“There is nothing that ever happens to a woman or a man that he or she doesn’t cause to happen, whether it’s on a mystical level or whether it’s on a spiritual level or whether it’s on a human level.” “What is good, bad, right and wrong? There are only 1 through 9 numbers. There […]

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Ignorant of the ways of publicity and chance alike, I’m unsure how these things happen but HiLoBrow.com has just been named by Time magazine’s Best Blogs of the Year . I could make up some things but not that! We’ve been meaning to catch up with WWIB’s  recently elusive publisher, Brian Berger, who doesn’t answer the phone, […]

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“Gad, Easter, where was I?”— “The soft son, the flowers and here I was going down the street and thinking ‘Why did I allow myself to be bored ever in the past and to compensate for it got high or drunk or rages or all the tricks people have because they want anything but serene […]

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On February 15, 1956, the social spotlight flashed into General Sessions Court where a habitue of Bank Account Alley appeared before Judge John A. Mullen and pleaded guilty to two counts covering a $170,000 swindle. Originally, playboy Robert H. Schlesinger had been charged with eight counts totaling $330,00 gained by his fraud.  Schlesinger is Park […]

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Sometimes Hoover’s floating animosity tended to attach itself to one of his victims. Increasingly alarmed that Eleanor Roosevelt’s concern for the Negro was likely to churn up social disorder, Hoover tiptoed into the subject with FDR. “The president says the old bitch is going through the change of life and we’ll just have to put […]

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330 Blind in Boro Making ‘Weapons’ For Armed Forces Cashmore Urges Brooklyn Support Drive For Unfortunate Some 330 blind men and women of Brooklyn, “making  weapons of a sort for our men in the services,” are engaged almost exclusively in war production, Borough President Cashmore said in an appeal for the 1942 Brooklyn Week for […]

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Emptying. Airmail: the garbage parts flutter and glide and plummet, thrown out in a sweet, athletic arc. They drop through morning sunlight into shade. The bag pulls its ripcord: disintegrates. Cans’ flat bottoms wink sun back, flash-flash, end over end: C and C Cola, Cerveza Rheingold, Raid (do not incinerate), Café Bustelo and Spam. One […]

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As soon as they got in the door the guy grabbed her ass. Goddamnit, cant youwait, pushing him away. She staggered and leaned against the wall, the guy leaning over her kissing her neck as she yanked open a closet door looking for a bottle, then slammed it shut when no bottle could be found. […]

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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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On July 30, Kenny Wisdom was asked to remove himself from his place of residence on Dean Street. That request came from his wife. Deep down, he know she was right but he also knew, someday, he would return to her. With nowhere else to go, he appeared at the 3rd Avenue home of his […]

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