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Category Archive for 'Bergen Beach'

Such are the compensations of poverty to see— like an electric fungus sprung from its own effulgence of intercircled jewelry reflected on the pavement like a reliquary sedan-chair, out of a legend, dumped there, before a ten-cent cinema, a sugar-coated box office enjail a Goddess aglitter, in her runt of a tower with a ritual […]

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HELLO! THERE, SEA SERPENT! A Brooklyn Man Says He Is Confident He Met One While Fishing Mr. M.A. Russell, of 188 Bridge street, says that he and two companions, while fishing on Sunday, about 7 A.M., off Long Beach, saw a sea serpent. There were on the boat at the time a dozen bottles of […]

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The Music Director serenades: Just when ya’ll thought it was safe to go back into the water, strange things are happening all over again. First, our good friend and recent interviewee, Suzanne Wasserman, will be appearing at the Brooklyn Historical Society tonight and speaking briefly during an evening of film. The BHS is located at […]

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The Music Director gets on the good foot: hop hop hop. It’s too much to explain just now but the Old School is my school & in addition to rocking Rockaway Playland, Times Square peep shows & an old Rusian Aunt in the Bronx (everybody had one), I would listen to the the 98.7 Kiss-FM […]

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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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“Why can’t I be God?” That’s what Clarence Hillier— played by the brilliant Timothy Carey, who also wrote and directed— asks his wife before throwing himself into the fire pit of rock & roll in the Brooklyn-native’s elusive 1962 cult classic, The World’s Greatest Sinner. Clarence was already showing signs of eccentricity before this proclamation […]

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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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Fresh out of the water at Beach 88th Street… Swan. The truth, baby: while I don’t have anything bad to say about rockin’ Coney or Brighton, Paerdegat Basin or Canarsie, Bergen Beach or Sheepshead Bay, if we’re talkin’ serious salt water action, there’s but one word that truly matters: Rockaway. Shout out to ghost of […]

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