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Monthly Archive for October, 2007

BZA Presents… To nonresidents, Staten Island is known only for its ferry, its Mob figures, and “The Dump”(one of only two man-made objects visible from space). To others, it’s known for its population explosion, over-development, congested roads and a relatively tranquil quality of life. But to view the Borough of Richmond in such limiting terms […]

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was putting in at Tompkinsville, with Beadel Debevoise on board*: Or so we thought! Having easily busted fake ass bloggers from Red Hook to City Line, having tasted everything there is to taste in over 1000 halal spots in Brooklyn (a record equaled only by Robert Sietsema himself), WWIB felt the need to stretch out […]

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Scorpion’s on some kunta fly shit: Lots of people on these internets front “all-city” just like lots front “Brooklyn” too; ask ‘em about New Lots, however, & see what you get. Similar blank stares are coin of realm when it comes for Staten Island which, like it or not, remains one of the five boroughs, […]

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Car busted, Swan rides a white burro (equus asinus): By any means necessary, si, but what if that means SI blogs? While most others accept the “Forgotten Borough” hegemony, WWIB ain’t going out like that and, for New York Calling writers Steve Maluk, Robert Sietsema & Brian Berger, ain’t going in, to the Everything Goes […]

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Even a Toad can adumbrate furiously: The following is by Gentleman Jim Knipfel, of Brooklyn, from “Subterranean Vaudeville” in New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg. Jim’s new crime novel, Noogie’s Time To Shine, has Edward G. Robinson on the cover & the Publisher’s forthcoming interview with Jim is likely to delay my own bombshell […]

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Swan painting– & playing– (wheels of) steel: Not sure what to say about this one because we don’t know much, yet. So while I’ll leave it to The Music Director to discuss Bay Ridge natives The Lordz of Brooklyn’s career, this video, titled “Bomb The System 1992″ (three years before the Lordz debut) is just […]

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The Publisher notes: Following is an excerpt from Marshall Berman’s introduction to New York Calling. One of my favorite contemporary graffiti writers is known only as Sober. If ya’ll are curious how Niro (aka Spiderman) got up over him… well, we all look up & wonder. (Photos courtesy of Berenice “The Abbott”/BZA, of Brooklyn.) …Two […]

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This is Beadel, Beadel Debevoise from the Greenpoint Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library at Norman & Leonard, built in 1906. It’s no great secret that world of echt-Brooklyn letters begins with one Mr. Henry Miller, formerly of Driggs Street in Williamsburg, Decatur Street in Bushwick, Eastern District High School over on Keap Street, etc. […]

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Dear WWIB, Thank you for your continuing coverage of the class struggles in the Eastern District. While I don’t always agree with the attitudes of your reporters– Ernie Koy, Jr., like many people I’ve known from the Bronx, seems especially “fucking” confrontational– few other media outlets embrace art, culture, ethnicity, fashion, Greenpoint, industry, labor, literature, […]

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Snake reports from deep inside the Eastern District: Long before the ersatz hipster-yuppie “transgression” of so-called “street art” became a semi-popular form of fake rebellion, Greenpoint & graffiti went together well; indeed, almost all of North Brooklyn was the writer’s playground. What harm can Rusto paint fumes do compared to growing up mere blocks from […]

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