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Monthly Archive for June, 2007

tough to get the shot but hopefully ya’ll can get a feel for what the streets are saying. since WWIB staff have over 120 combined dining years at DiFara’s, Dom’s rise to superstardom in the last five or so has been a decidely mixed blessing. while we can’t blame anyone for rockin’ Avenue J, it’s […]

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mornin’ ya’ll. first, thanks to everyone participating in the photo contest below; there’s still time to vote & yes, there can be more than one winner so don’t be shy. *** a couple of The Five Deadly Venoms walked up to Duffield Street in downtown Brooklyn yesterday to check out a protest against the seizure– […]

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BZA Presents…

Berenice (The Abbott)/BZA here; for reasons that remain obscure (or just too damn embarrassing), I’ve agreed to become the Photo Editor of this fuckin’ rag. In addition to working with all WWIB contributors, I’ll also be running regular contests wherein our listeners can win prizes if they guess, with greater or lesser degrees of specificity, […]

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Tropic of Breukelen

welcome back to WWIB, your full-service all-city source for street news & kulcha. maybe someday we’ll be confident enough to “blog” about the same crap everyone else blogs about but until that time, thanks for bearing with our still tentative steps at self-expression. as part of this station’s efforts to better serve its listeners, we […]

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or perhaps in this case, the neutron bomb would more apt. the sign is for cargo shipping to Trinidad, & while the streets are not always this desolate… it’s a pleasure when they are. if you know the city, it’s obvious what train that is… “the heavenly express”! hop on below. ethel davenport Ethel Davenport, […]

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an imperfect picture for an imperfect post but we can fix ‘em both later (maybe). for now, while WWIB hasn’t been too explicit about its purposes yet please know it’s purview is both All-Brooklyn & also All-City when the action demands it. “Open up the goddamn map!” as Whitman wrote & Admin often echoes. not […]

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coming to you this morning with 50,000 watts of scorn, “admin” hands the WWIB reins over to the Music Director, furious over the distortions of history at the fingers of uncountable white boy/girl journalists and bloggers. it’s difficult to believe today but oh, for a hundred years or so, Spanish speaking peoples lived throughout South […]

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The Price of Paradise

headline comes from a D. Boon song on The Minutemen’s 3-Way Tie For Last lp, which someone probably paid $6 or $7 for when it came out (1985). who can souviens, however, the pyschic toll it’s taken on WWIB to present you, our dearest imagined reader, this special triborough report on what for so long […]

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In the broadest outline, Brooklyn: white settlement since 1624, with black slavery and the displacement of the Canarsee Indians following soon after. Brooklyn itself was but one of six towns…

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it’s fair to say that few here at WWIB hq are admirers of the so-called “street art” movement. while there are exceptions, by far most of the work we see is trite and should have been kept in studios, perhaps to reappear in a group show somewhere or dumped on the sidewalk in frustration… who knows?

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