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Monthly Archive for June, 2008

Welcome back Caz Dolowicz! Thanks, glad to be back, lots to catch up with. First, ya’ll must go see Stitching, & not just because Meital Dohan is such a great interview. I confess, I’m mostly a be-bop, big band, hillbilly & old blues guy myself but The Music Director told me some of the cooler […]

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by Beadel Debevoise, Fiction Editor: Let’s open a dictionary to the words Personal Days. We find absolutely nothing. Annoying lacuna. What follows is intended, if not to impose a definition, at least to propose a few remarks, simple hors d’oeuvres meant to assuage the impatience of the starving multitudes until the arrival of the main […]

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from the Bailey Avenue in the Bronx to Bryant Street, in deep ass South Brooklyn: “The Wild Cowboys started in the late 1980s in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Two Dominican Brothers, Lenny and Nelson Sepulveda, grew up on a block where a crack cocaine crew called ‘Coke Is It’ held court. The young […]

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Transportation Editor Swan is there to meet The Legend: For all the mayhem and filth of the 1977 version of the Bronx, quite a few of the neighborhoods have rather lyrical names. Out in the far reaches ofthe East Bronx there is a neighborhood, Silver Beach, which is a small private community of bungalows set […]

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Ernie Koy, Jr, Kingsbridge-born, explains: Of all the white boys to come out of the Bronx in the last thirty or so years— the last time such a thing was a possible, unless you count Riverdale (I don’t), the Albanians (I can’t) or maybe the Russians up in Baychester (trust me, it’s only asking for […]

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enter Lorraine Otsego, Theater Critic, stage left: There’s a new Israeli in town! Her name is Meital Dohan & with Gian Murray Gianino, she’s co-starring in the first American production of Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson’s Stitching, which just opened at The Wild Project on East 3rd Street, on the Lower East Side of the Island […]

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1984 66-year old Eleanor Bumpurs is shot and killed by police as they try to evict her from her Bronx apartment— Bernhard Goetz shoots four men on a subway; he said they tried to rob him— Run DMC self-titled debut—Benjamin Ward named first black Police Commissioner— UTFO, “Roxanne, Roxanne,” followed by Roxanne Shanté, “Roxanne’s Revenge”— […]

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Among the common misconceptions about New York is that it’s a very ‘liberal’ city. It’s not. New York is divided in almost every way, and the city’s characteristic vigor—its fluid mix of worldliness and provincialism at all levels of society—shouldn’t be mistaken for much besides the constant play of uncountable opposing forces. Among them is […]

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& her mother called her BZA: WWIB has been broadcasting from various locations in Brooklyn— & for a few months during The War, on a boat docked in international waters off Sheepshead Bay— for almost eighty years now. In that time, we’ve talked to thousands people, heard at least ten thousand lies. Once in a […]

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by Anonymous*: Glug glug glug? Walter Benjamin believed it so, yes, but throughout the 1960s & into the early ’70s, I was a HUGE Beach Boys fan, thus I vastly prefer “Chug-A-Lug” (Chug-A-Lug). To those who disagree another term at the Gravesend School of Doo-Wop might be in order. “Fuck that, Pops— I have a […]

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