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Monthly Archive for March, 2008

Wreckers of Building on Sands Street Find Dead Lad Amid Debris The body of a fifteen-year old boy was unearthed in the cellar of No. 132 Sands St, Brooklyn today by workmen who are stripping the building, one of two three-story frame structures that are being torn down for the Brooklyn approach to the Manhattan […]

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& if you see Toad in New Lots, say “Hey, man… yo!” The House of Southern Flavors? Yeah, I’ve been there; The Publisher even repped the joint in New York Calling, some bit about the African-America diaspora or something like that. Fuck Crooklyn, “Putney says the Bormann 6 Girl has got to have soul!” Actually, […]

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Who will win? Zincsmith Billiard plays all the angles. While it was not always so, in the 21st century City, there are few more loathseome public spaces than Bryant Park, Manhattan, so that’s a stone loser. Even those trapped nearby for work decry it, opting to spend their outside time at the New York Public […]

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Angry M.F. Fisher ponders the imponderable. Isn’t it “interesting” (I’m being polite) how Red Hook, Brooklyn has received so much attention in recent years from bloggers & journalists alike, yet so few have done more than swallow real estate propaganda whole? (Yes, their half-hearted, highly incomplete stabs at debunking the hype have been, to use […]

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From Mami’s apartment in Mott Haven, Ernie Koy, Jr. Longtime WWIB listeners know Koy rolls hip-hop first but here’s some street talk from the great drummer & fellow Bronx-native, Barry Altschul, courtesy Clifford Allen at All About Jazz: “I studied with Charlie Persip and another teacher by the name of Sam Ulano. I really started […]

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Junius Van Sinderen makes the acceptance speech: “On behalf of Scorpion, The Publisher, Angry M.F. Fisher, The Music Director, Lizard, Ernie Koy Jr., Zincsmith Billiard & the rest of the WWIB crew, I’d like to thank Brooklyn natives of all sorts, and foreigners; men of business and men of pleasure; parlour men and backwoodsmen; farm-hunters […]

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