review from Anne: BROOKLYN #82 and #8324 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."
I love that these appear in my mailbox and I'm always curious as to what Fred will use for stamps (they're always frm zazzle.com and are --no surprise here -- Brooklyn related. (Make sure you don't miss them!) Brooklyn is always a combination of history, photography, and other Brooklyn related things (can we just marvel that there are eighty-three issues!); #82 contains a visit to Coney Island (as part of the neighborhood exploration series), mention of the Brooklyn World Tour (surely you didn't think it was only in New York), the "BROOKLYN LEXICON & PRONOUNCIATION GUIDE #66" (one of my favorite features, I admit), plus a feature on Brooklyn crowds, and a hilarious telling of the fable of the First Thanksgiving in Brooklyn and some other gems.
#83 includes It Happened In Brooklyn, pictures of various Brooklyn locales (including the Under the Tracks Playground in Gowanus) and residents (a raccoon, for one, and some Monk's parrots), and a neighborhood tour of Victorian Flatbush, plus Duck Island (you'll have to order the issue for that one!)
Always, always a fun read worth your time. So, whaddya waitin' for? Read some Brooklyn already!