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Wanna meet the Chef? The good folks at Basement Mix records, 329 Crescent Street in East New York, are hosting hip-hop’s man of the hour today from 4 to 6 pm. Be there, especially if you know the neighborhood as City Line (which it also is)  and hell, make Raekown American music’s man of the […]

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Flash! Flowers. Candles. Bikinis. Thongs. Glitter. Poetry. The WWIB West Indian Day Parade float has them all and more— especially spondees, candles and flash. A funny thing happened on the way to botanica row on Rutland Road yesterday. DJ Coconutter stopped in for a drink at the Keg Lounge on East New York Avenue and […]

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What do I know about Queens? Besides every goddamn splinter in the boardwalk between Beach 116th and Beach 88th streets, and the memory of the mysteries (to a little kid) of Spanish girls at Playland, not too much. If that’s still a little more than, say, a “neighborhood blogger,” well… I thought that all city […]

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Many old time politicians in Brooklyn, as well as others who by no possibility could be catalogued as such will sorrow to hear that King’s Hotel, a famous old hostelry at Canarsie Landing, is being torn down. Its place is to be taken by a more modern form of amusement, to be known as the […]

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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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by Berenice “The Abbott”/BZA: Serious crime scenes are some sobering shit & I wasn’t even drunk yet. In fact, I was damn near dehydrated, an unexpected part of my plan to walk all of Liberty Avenue in BK, starting at City Line & heading west. I was about to hit the bodega for water & […]

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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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1984 66-year old Eleanor Bumpurs is shot and killed by police as they try to evict her from her Bronx apartment— Bernhard Goetz shoots four men on a subway; he said they tried to rob him— Run DMC self-titled debut—Benjamin Ward named first black Police Commissioner— UTFO, “Roxanne, Roxanne,” followed by Roxanne Shanté, “Roxanne’s Revenge”— […]

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or site-specific “installation” whatsis: Swan asks… whuh? Sharp-eyed, sharp-tongued, once in a while a card sharp hustlin’ the boardwalk near Seagate, other times filling out custom forms with a black Sharpie while waiting on the long, long line at the post office on Neptune: I, Swan, raised on Mermaid Avenue & a graduate of racially […]

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is he saying these things about WWIB? Angry M.F. Fisher investigates: Trini to the bone I’m not– as a food writer of mixed Scots, Basque & Latvian heritage, I love the whole of New York City’s West Indian diaspora equally– but, following up a recent comment by reader Amy, today I’ll speak about kindness, justice, […]

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