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Monthly Archive for December, 2007

Beadel Debevoise reports: Jim Knipfel is a fat, bald Brooklyn writer rapidly approaching his 50s. Indeed, in the shifty light of the Shore Hotel room we’re sharing this rainy summer morning in Coney Island, some might say he is well past fifty. If a grumpy reputation precedes him– largely due to Jim’s candor in his […]

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Ernie Koy, Jr explains: Although C.J. Sullivan & Brian Berger did appear on BronxTalk last night with host Gary Axelbank, the show was not, in fact, shown live. The half hour program, with The Publisher in studio & Sullivan on the phone, will premiere New Year’s Eve (!!) & be rebroadcast numerous times thereafter, kicking […]

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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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Junius Van Sinderen welcomes all Gothamist readers. For those who didn’t yet see it, WWIB’s Publisher Brian Berger was interviewed by Jen Carlson. We hope ya’ll find some things of interest here (check the categories list at right) & please, feel free to hang a while. As the Ombudsman around these parts, I’m happy to […]

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Beadel Debevoise says… whuh? “There are several million extras in the black and white B-movie called Mondo Manhattan, lifestyles of the hungry and the homeless, dying within plate glass inches of the semi-rich eating in the trendy restaurants. A backdrop of dreams, old neighborhoods and the Old New York of Damon Runyon, Ben Hecht and […]

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& we’re back with Berenice (“The Abbott”)/BZA: A crack in space, too long at the crack pipe, a cracked lens, too long on the phone with some crackpot gallerist or maybe cracked in the head by an errant ball while watching the Trinis play cricket out in Canarsie– whatever the reason(s) for WWIB’s absence from […]

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The Publisher, awestruck, can barely get the words out: They said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. And yet here we were, in the side room of an Avenue A bar to bear two hours witness to the fact that, indeed, it had finally been done: Mondo Manhattan… the movie, twenty […]

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The Music Director sings it: While numerous South Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus & Red Hook blogs & the bloggers who blog for them have already blogged about the new hardbody Smif N Wessun video, “Stomp,” this is one chorus we’re proud to join. While this isn’t the single greatest example of […]

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Angry M.F. Fisher & Her Mysterious Odors: Mysterious? It’s barbacoa you fool! (I doubt ya’ll can smell the pozole from there.) Also a mystery, from 2071 Nostrand to Morningside Heights: who the Surprise Guest will be this Friday at Book Culture, 536 W. 112th St, where the critically acclaimed Tour de New York Calling makes […]

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