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Find out why and— for the first time ever— exactly where Agee lived in Brooklyn, and his previously unremarked connection to Notorious B.I.G. at HiLoBrow.com. “Or that great range of brick and browstone north of Fulton which in each two blocks falls upon more and more bad fortune…” — Agee “If I’m pimpin on the F with weed on […]

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Lee Sing and Miss Liberty Produce Patriotic Chop Suey Lee Wong Sing took a walk Sunday and, thanks to his own restless spirit, thanks to the Fourth of July, and thanks to the burning patriotism of the reporters at Brooklyn Police Headquarters, it landed him on the front pages today. Lee Wong Sing is 11 […]

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Believe it or not, it was my bike. This one I had bought at Madison Square Garden, at the end of a six-day race. It had been made in Chemnitz, Bohemia and the six-day rider who owned it was a German, I believe. What distinguished it from other racing bikes was that the upper bar […]

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Three things about Empire Boulevard (there are more)*: First, what’s beef? In 1989, graffiti writer JA wilding on SONI’s house as recounted in Jim Dwyer’s excellent book Subway Lives (1991): JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA JA. And so on. This really happened and it didn’t end […]

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If I could be you and you could be me for just one hour; if we could find a way to get inside each other’s mind; if you could see me through your eyes instead of your ego; I believe you’d be surprised to see that you’d been blind. Walk a mile in my shoes, […]

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McNALLY CASE AT STANDSTILL Police Admit They Have Run Down Every Clue Without Reaching a Solution of the Mysterious Brooklyn Murder The mystery surrounding the murder of saloonkeeper Frank McNally of No. 104 Park Avenue, Brooklyn is as far from solution as ever. Today Capt. Toole of the Flushing Avenue station authorised this statement: “We […]

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People ask Caz, you old, what’s really Brooklyn? Usually I tell ‘em to get out of my grill and see for themselves. Brooklyn is not like most people say. So-called “Cobble Hill” and Canarsie? The twain rarely meet, people, not really. Happily, I’ve gotten around some since I popped out Ma Dolowicz’s Sands Street boarding […]

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How do I even explain Combat Jack? Fuck it, let the man speak for himself on the subject fellow BK native and music biz veteran Kedar Massenburg who— hip-hop history alert— among other things is the brother of Daddy-O from Stetsasonic… just say Stet! I keep meaning to do a Stetsasonic throwback drop since the […]

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Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Who is Winsor McCay and why is he saying such terrible things about me? Why did I, Caz Dolowicz, just awake from a dream of a rarebit fiend? (She looked eerily like Mae West.) How did Windsor McCay die and when? What did he think of John Y. McKane, or did he […]

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Effie Richards, Effie Richards, do you remember me, And how I used to worship you at P.S. No 3? In the good old days of Childhood, full of happiness and mirth When I thought old-fashioned Brooklyn was the greatest town on earth. What soft brown eyes you had, my dear, what shy and birdlike ways […]

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