review from Anne: BROOKLYN #78 and #7924 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 $10 for a 4 issue subscription
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More Brooklyn reviews! Say it with me, people: “The name of this zine is BROOKLYN and that's also what the zine is about, Fred's beloved borough of Brooklyn." History, photography, you name it and it’s in here…provided it’s got something to do with Fred’s favorite borough. One of the things I particularly like about BROOKLYN is that the issues are always packed with photos, history (things that long-term residents know; every issue has kind of a small-neighborhood feel to it, which is a great advantage), and fabulous little Brooklyn tidbits. It's one of those reads that if you don't live there, it's kind of amazing -- like a little bit of armchair travel. If you do live there, I imagine it's like this whole other world discovering these bits of history and photos of houses and neighborhoods and such.
The ever-hilarious "Brooklyn Lexicon and Pronounciation Guide" in each issue is a treat to read, and #78 has this Brooklyn reconfiguring of Jack Sprat (as you'd imagine, but in Brooklyn-ese), and #79 includes photos of Shakespeare in Brooklyn (Shakespeare on the Roof, really and truly on the roof of 57 Thames Street in East Williamburg), Totonno's (must-stop on a Brooklyn pizza tour), and The Hole (I'll leave you with some surprises for the issue).
Always a fun read worth your time. So, whaddya waitin' for? Read some Brooklyn already!