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Ashes, Ashes

Demo and his friends called the abandoned warehouses along Greenpoint’s West Street waterfront “The Alamo” and “Castle Gray Skull.”

Sight Unseen

Wearing jeans, a black jacket and dark glasses, Victor Andrews comes barreling into the entrance hall of the Ryerson Towers apartment building in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, delivered to the door by his school-bus attendant. He is a teenager well on his way to becoming a large man, his youth betrayed by the still-emerging beard sprouting on his full cheeks.

Coney Island Revival

“We don’t oppose change in Coney Island, we just want to be a part of it,” says Coney’s de facto mayor and Coney Island USA (CIUSA) founder Dick Zigun.

The Soul of a Streetscape

“I wouldn’t hang out in a yuppie environment because in those places they jack up the prices. If people are dumb enough to pay so much money for a cup of coffee, then that’s how they are—”

Government Charges Local Man As Eco-Terrorist

Ask his friends, and they’ll tell you that Daniel McGowan is funny, generous, loyal, and kind, the type of guy people are immediately drawn to.

Just a Thesis Show

“I lived in communism until I was 17,” says Hungarian-born Tamas Veszi. “But I never had to experience anything like this. It has really questioned my being in this country.”


The Brooklyn Rail

JUN 2006

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