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In honor of the great contributions Brooklyn’s mostly proud blind people have made to our Armed Forces over the years, I’m delighted to reintroduce this interview between a monocle-wearing historian, Brian Berger, and the nearly sightless novelist Jim Knipfel. As for Woodrow Wilson, the Staunton, Virginia native who presided over  the first Armistice Day, he […]

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Salvador Hassan O’Leary, alias The Shoe Store Kid, alias Wrong Way Marv, alias After Birth Leary, alias Slunky Pete, alias Placenta Juan, alias K.Y. Ahmed, alias El Chinche, alias El Culito, etc., etc., for fifteen solid pages of dossier, first tangled with the law in NYC where he was traveling with a character known to […]

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There’s a new Israeli in town! Her name is Meital Dohan and with John Ventimiglia, she’s co-starring in the second American production of Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson’s Stitching, opening February 26 at the Lillian Theater in Los Angeles, California. As I encourgaed New Yorkers to do last Spring,  I hope our new found Angeleno friends […]

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by guest correspondent, Mrs. Manicotti. It’s a tale of two cities—three really— told with allspice, curry & … airhorns. Airhorns? Honk! Honk! Honk! While nine out of ten WWIB correspondents were at 1) Rockaway Beach 2) a Mott Haven block party 3) reenacting the Peach War at Old Town Park on Staten Island, I, along […]

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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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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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enter Lorraine Otsego, Theater Critic, stage left: There’s a new Israeli in town! Her name is Meital Dohan & with Gian Murray Gianino, she’s co-starring in the first American production of Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson’s Stitching, which just opened at The Wild Project on East 3rd Street, on the Lower East Side of the Island […]

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having to say you’re sorry, so Zyczymy Smacznego ain’t starting now. & since, really, it’s too painful to start at the beginning, free thinkers are glad that Norman Oder is still on the case. Ya’ll can catch up with the latest inane turns in the so-called “Atlantic Yards” (sic) proposal here. In (very) brief, the […]

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Dear Sir: Now I guess our little romance has finally simmered down. You should join the circus; you’d make a real good clown. Your eyes look like a roadmap, I’m scared to smell your breath. You’d better shut your peepers before you bleed to death. Don’t roll those bloodshot eyes at me, I can tell […]

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