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Busy Signal

Excerpt from Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale:
There’s not really a name for what I do.  I am not an investigative journalist, I am not a private eye.  446 more words
John Biscello


   In the black and white photo, 1923 written in faded pencil in the lower left hand corner, neatly scalloped perforations along the borders—my grandmother and her sister, Rose, are standing on the beach.  428 more words
John Biscello

Fred at TED!

It’s been hard to keep my mouth shut the last two months, but I am finally able to announce that I will be spending the next 3 months as a Resident at  349 more words

3D Printing

Hellward, New York? The Shimmy Dance and Other Indecencies

Dance, Daughters, Dance! 1928

By the time a young actress danced in front of a three-way mirror and on table tops, shaking her body as her bobbed hair bobbed and her scandalously short skirt swayed up and down, the dance known as the “Shimmy” was almost a decade old. 1,688 more words

Coney Island

From my travel journal: Coney Island, 2015

“This morning – a little cold but the wind settled a little. Out to Brooklyn. Actually, Coney Island was the first stop. And it was COLD out on the water!

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My Great Aunt's a Jehovah's Witness

Yesterday was my great aunt Helen’s 90th birthday!  She’s my grandmother’s sister.  They had been living together for as long as I can remember in my grandmother’s apartment in Coney Island.   306 more words