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The Spanglification Of Languages

It is becoming clear that the mixed nature of Spanglish represents a general phenomenon. Among people born in and growing up in neighborhoods like Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach — where it’s common to hear Russian and Ukrainian spoken — lots of English words are mixed in. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Brooklyn, Words, Brighton Beach

Inquest magistrate covered up Haffejee killing – lawyer

The reopened inquest into the death in detention of Dr Hoosen Haffejee in 1977 has heard that the “pliant” magistrate at the original inquest, Trevor Blunden, ignored evidence that he was badly assaulted to exonerate the security police torturers who killed him. Haffejee, a Pietermartizburg-born dentist, died in detention at the Brighton Beach police station […] The post Inquest magistrate covered up Haffejee killing – lawyer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: South Africa, James Taylor, National, Apartheid, National Prosecuting Authority, TRC, Brighton Beach, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Top Six, Haffejee, Hoosen Haffejee, Security Branch, Howard Varney, Joseph Mdluli, Mohun Gopal, Petrus du Toit

Made Men: A photo tour of the most notorious sites of New York Mafia history - and what they look like now

Skyway Park, which is being constructed at what was formerly the PJP Landfill Superfund site, in February 2021. Andrew Lichtenstein for Insider From Sparks Steak House, to the landfill where bodies were known to be dumped, the streets of New York are steeped in mob history. A photographer visited some of the most notorious New York Mafia sites to see how they have survived the passage of time. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many of America's most infamous gangster...
Tags: New York, Murder, Crime, News, Mississippi, New York City, US, America, Trends, History, Fbi, Brooklyn, United States, Bob Dylan, Scarpa, New York Times

Goodies from Labirint.

A week ago I was corresponding with José Vergara about an impenetrable word in Sasha Sokolov’s «Между собакой и волком» (Between Dog and Wolf), which I started reading last year but then set aside, when he mentioned “the Ostanin slovar’” as something he would check when he got a chance. I googled and was thunderstruck to discover there was a published set of annotations to the novel by the writer and translator Boris Ostanin. I love such books (I have them for Lolita, The Brothers Karamazov, G...
Tags: Google, Russia, Uncategorized, Prague, Brighton, Linguistics, Ussr, Helsinki, Ozon, Wolf, Jose, Brighton Beach, AbeBooks, Hakuna Matata, Sasha Sokolov, Lizok


My wife asked me why the cataracts in eyes are called that, so of course I had to look it up; it turns out Greek καταρ(ρ)άκτης, literally ‘down-rushing,’ could mean both ‘waterfall’ and ‘portcullis,’ both senses were kept in Latin and French (from which we got the word), and the sense ‘an opacity of the crystalline lens of the eye’ (in the OED’s words) is: [Apparently a figurative use of the sense portcullis. In French, the physician A. Paré (c1550) has ‘cataracte ou coulisse’; and Cotgrave (161...
Tags: Amazon, Uncategorized, Linguistics, DHL, James Joyce, Ozon, Joyce, Brighton Beach, AbeBooks, Gorbunova, Mikhail Shishkin, Cange, St Petersburg Bookstore, José Vergara

Comment on potato knish, two ways by Iris Ellner-Miller

Great post! Thank you. I am now a subscriber to SK. I enjoyed reading and following your recipes. Your potato knishes are the same as I learned from my paternal grandmother, my bubie, when I lived with her in Brooklyn, New York in Brighton Beach early 1950’s( then our family moved to Calif. ) My Bubie took me to a corner knish store that besides potato, also made kasha and onion knish, and my childhood favorite (sour) cherry cheese knish with a carton of ice cold buttermilk to go. I can still ta...
Tags: Food, Calif, Brooklyn New York, Brighton Beach, Greenwich NY, Iris Ellner Miller, My Bubie

Meet the Trumps: How America's first family arrived in New York on a steamship from Germany in 1885 and built a sprawling empire in 4 generations

Donald Trump stands with his children Ivanka and Donald Jr., during Trump's press conference at Trump Tower in New York on January 11, 2017. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images On September 29, President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden engaged in the first presidential debate of the 2020 election cycle. President Trump's grandfather moved to the US from Germany in a steamship in 1885. In the 135 years since then, the family has produced real-estate magnates, one fede...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, New York, California, Washington Post, White House, Germany, Virginia, New York City, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fox, Prague

‘Lingua Franca’: How DP Framed Isabel Sandoval’s New York Love Story

Isabel Sandoval’s “Lingua Franca” is a visually gorgeous drama from the auteur filmmaker who also stars in the film, now streaming on Netflix. Sandoval plays Olivia, an undocumented Filipina trans woman who spends her days working as a caretaker for Olga (the late Lynn Cohen). Set in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach, the film delights in the […]
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Olga, Brighton Beach, Lingua Franca, Lynn Cohen, Isabel Sandoval, Isaac Banks, New York Love Story, Netflix Sandoval

Immigration and Transgender Issues Fuel Isabel Sandoval’s Drama ‘Lingua Franca’

The struggles of an undocumented immigrant who is also a trans woman in the Brighton Beach area of New York are given a subtle, delicate and ultimately powerful treatment in “Lingua Franca,” by filmmaker Isabel Sandoval. Ava DuVernay’s Array Releasing will virtually debut the film in select theaters and on Netflix Aug. 26.  Sandoval, who’s […]
Tags: New York, Spotlight, Netflix, Venice Film Festival, Sandoval, Brighton Beach, Lingua Franca, Isabel Sandoval, Isabel Sandoval Ava DuVernay

Birthday Loot 2020.

As is traditional chez Hat, I had biscuits for breakfast and am looking forward to chicken curry and lemon meringue pie for dinner, and as is similarly traditional, I’m listing the books I got here: Bangkok Wakes to Rain: A Novel by Pitchaya Sudbanthad Skaz: Masters of Russian Storytelling (A Dual-Language Anthology) edited by Danielle Jones The Indian Ocean in World History by Edward A. Alpers And a beloved aunt sent me a check which I’m spending on books from St-Petersburg Bookstore in Brighto...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Indian Ocean, Odessa, Babel, Danielle Jones, Brighton Beach, Pelevin, Bangkok Wakes, Pitchaya Sudbanthad Skaz, Edward A Alpers, St Petersburg Bookstore

Russians Who Still Live In The USSR

Image by Billie Grace Ward Flickr The  USSR  (СССР)  collapsed in 1991.  Republics of the USSR (Сою́зные Респу́блики)  became independent (незави́симыми)   Post-Soviet States . Each of them began finding their own way forward. By the beginning of the 2000s, there was no trace of the USSR on the Eurasian continent. But it did not disappear completely – it moved. Today, perhaps, the only place on the planet where the USSR has remained alive is…   Brighton Beach  (Бра́йтон-Бич) . “ ...
Tags: New York, Russia, Ukraine, United States, Today, Brighton, Linguistics, Ussr, St Petersburg, Odessa, Atlantic Ocean, Soviet Union, Leningrad, Nina, Brighton Beach, Russian Culture

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act The post Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Article, James Taylor, National, Pietermaritzburg, Apartheid, Michael Masutha, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, Durban High Court, Brighton Beach, KwaZulu Natal High Court, Hoosen Haffejee, Shamila Batohi, Security Branch, Neil Aggett, South Africa (country

Brighton day trip from London

If you’re staying in London for more than a few days, it’s worth getting out of the city and exploring the surrounding area. If you only have time for one day trip, head south to Brighton. Located in East Sussex, this seaside town is only one hour and 15 minutes by train from the London Bridge station. In the 18th century, Brighton was a sleeping fishing village that became a popular holiday destination toward the end of the century, after the construction of the railways. Throughout the yea...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Britain, Brighton, Lgbtq, British Airways, London Bridge, All, Albert, East Sussex, Bardsley, Brighton Beach, Brighton England, Royal Pavilion, George IV

Things to know before going to Melbourne in summer

Melbourne is an exciting city to experience, especially in the summer months. You’ll have no shortage of options for how to spend your time, whether you like the outdoors or arts and culture. If you’re going to Melbourne, use this guide to find out travel tips for Melbourne and get advice to prepare for your visit. Summer in Melbourne Summer in Melbourne runs from December to February and is one of the city’s most popular travel seasons. The temperatures in summer average 20°C, but it can get ...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Expedia, Yarra Valley, Phillip Island, Great Ocean Road, Torres Strait Islander, Yarra River, Melbourne Melbourne, Federation Square, Brighton Beach, Port Phillip Bay, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Summer

Vindman, Subject Of Xenophobic Attacks, Was Featured In Ken Burns’ ‘America’ In ’80s

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the NSC official who is giving impeachment inquiry testimony damning to President Donald Trump’s cause Tuesday, has become the target of xenophobic attacks from the right-wing echo chamber due to his childhood emigration from Ukraine. But in a film of Ken Burns’ 1985 “America” series, spotted by the eagle-eyed Philip Bump of the Washington Post, the Vindmans are revealed to have such a compelling and classic story as to be featured in “Statue of Liberty,” an ode to th...
Tags: New York, News, Washington Post, Immigration, Ukraine, Army, Fox News, National Security Council, Ken Burns, Donald Trump, Trump, Alexander, Soviet Union, Laura Ingraham, NSC, Brighton Beach

Duluth cleans up after storm — a process that's becoming familiar

Brighton Beach remains closed, but officials say the storm was less severe than others of late.
Tags: Duluth, Brighton Beach

Taroko National Park – highlights, and how to visit on a day trip from Taipei

Taroko National Park is one of the highlights of Taiwan, with the Taroko Gorge ranking among the great natural wonders of Asia. When I was planning my trip most of the information I found was from travel agents selling tours. If you are in Taipei on a short visit it is possible to visit Taroko National Park independently as a day trip from Taipei. It will take a bit of planning though as it’s a full day of travel and not something you can just roll out of bed and go to. The closest big city t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Australia, France, US, Taiwan, Nice, Vietnam, Taipei, Pacific Ocean, Grand Canyon, National Park, Travel Blog, Changchun, Taroko Gorge, Hualien

The Funk & Soul Weekender returns to kick off the summer season

Kamasi Washington, Maribou State, Gilles Peterson, Alice Russell, Romare, The Pharcyde, DJ Yoda, Dam Funk and Kamaal Williams are all set to descend upon Brighton Beach for the event.
Tags: Brighton Beach, Kamaal Williams, Kamasi Washington Maribou State, Gilles Peterson Alice Russell Romare

Neil Sedaka celebrates 80 years and a lifetime of loving and making music: ‘Fortunately, I had the goods’

Maxie the Taxi Sedaka and his wife, Eleanor, were barely making ends meet on his salary as a Brooklyn cab driver when their son’s second-grade teacher, Evelyn Glance, suggested they get him piano lessons. For a 6-year-old, Neil was showing an incredible musical aptitude in choral class, and could very well be a child prodigy. If so, they should buy him a piano. Maxie the Taxi gulped. How much did pianos cost? He was already working long shifts driving a cab to support his family, maybe he could ...
Tags: England, New York, News, New York City, America, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, Elton John, Beverly Hills, Local News, Beatles, Eleanor, Rachmaninoff, Jackie Robinson, Dodgers

Welcome to Брайтон Бич, Brooklyn

Brighton Beach is the grumpy neighbor of Coney Island and home to a population of Soviet exiles. And if you don’t get it, well, your loss.
Tags: News, Russia, New York City, Ukraine, Elderly, Ny, Black Sea, Beaches, Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Immigration and Emigration, Brooklyn (NYC, Jews and Judaism, Cold War Era, Brighton Beach (Brooklyn, Your-feed-photojournalism

David Wiener’s 40 Rules for Business, Management and the Rest of Life

I HAVE a “no jerk” rule. I will not work on a matter or participate in a transaction if certain people are involved on either side of the table. I apply this philosophy widely across business and managerial settings. I actually have a hard time separating my business philosophy from my management philosophy. Managing my practice and managing my clients are similar. All I can add in deal situations is to “tell the truth in the most favorable light possible,” have reasonable expectations financi...
Tags: Leadership, David, Instagram and Facebook, Richard M Nixon, Brighton Beach, Leading Forum, David Wiener, David C Wiener, David Wiener and Company LLC, EisnerAmper LLP, Real Business of Advertising

The best restaurant views in NYC

New York City has one of the best skylines in the world, and you can view it from many different places. Whether it’s from Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Staten Island Ferry, or across the Hudson in Jersey, you’ll still see a sight for sore eyes that’ll leave you with hundreds of shots in your camera roll. But a view is best accompanied by a good meal, and luckily, there are plenty of eateries in the five boroughs that provide exactly that. Here’s our list of the seven best restaurants in NYC with...
Tags: Travel, Food, NYC, New York City, Brooklyn, Italy, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Hudson, Jersey, Central Park, Empire State Building, Robert, Times Square, New York Ny

From Brighton Beach to Madison Avenue Lets The CPA Have His Say

Perhaps the biggest legacy of the TV show “Mad Men” was how it prodded numerous ad industry veterans to write their memoirs and tell their tales of a business that’s changed immensely over the decades. But if you’re thinking, “When is the accountant going to write his book,” here you go: David C. Wiener’s From […] The post From Brighton Beach to Madison Avenue Lets The CPA Have His Say appeared first on Adpulp.
Tags: Books, Advertising, Business Tips, Madison Avenue, Brighton Beach, Ad People, Agency Business, Holding Companies, David C Wiener

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” ”Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, […]
Tags: New York, News, Ap, Broadway, Manhattan, Simon, Neil Simon, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Brighton Beach, Nation & World, Neil Simon Broadway

Playwright Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

NEW YORK — Playwright Neil Simon, a master of comedy whose laugh-filled hits such as “The Odd Couple,” ″Barefoot in the Park” and his “Brighton Beach” trilogy dominated Broadway for decades, has died. He was 91. Simon died early Sunday of complications from pneumonia surrounded by family at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan, said Bill Evans, his longtime friend and the Shubert Organization director of media relations. In the second half of the 20th century, Simon was the American theat...
Tags: New York, London, News, Abc, Washington, Sport, Walter Matthau, Soccer, Obituaries, New York Times, Paris, Brighton, Bernadette Peters, Oscar, Broadway, Manhattan

Why were people thinner in the 1970s?

On July 26, Guardian columnist George Monbiot tweeted a photo of people on Brighton Beach in 1976, with the comment: In this photo, from 1976, almost everyone is what we would now call slim. So what has happened? A sudden loss of willpower, as some rightwing journos claim? No. An obesogenic environment created by junk food manufacturers and their advertisers. In this photo, from 1976, almost everyone is what we would now call slim. So what has happened? A sudden loss of willpower, as some righ...
Tags: Health, Post, News, George Monbiot, Monbiot, Brighton Beach, Evan Amos Own, Jacques Peretti

Welcome to Summer!: Fun Things to Do This Weekend: Pride, Summer Solstice and Sensory Overload in Brighton Beach

This week we’ve got a lot to celebrate: Pride, of course, but also the first official week of summer. Join us!
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"One night, while working on a film score for the avant-garde artists Tony Conrad and Beverly Grant, [Irv] Teibel found himself on Brighton Beach, recording the sound of the crashing waves."

"He took these tapes home and began listening to them obsessively, as though they were the most irresistible pop song ever written. Teibel eventually left Conrad and Grant’s project, returned to the beach, and recorded hundreds of more hours for himself. He wanted to capture the sound of the 'perfect' ocean. In 1969, Teibel started his own company and began releasing 'Environments,' a series of 'natural sound' recordings. Each side of an LP was devoted to a setting: the 'ultimate' seashore, a wa...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Bronx, Hearing, Grant, Caribbean, Central Park, Atlantic Records, Tony Conrad, Conrad, Brighton Beach, Ann Althouse, Hua Hsu, Teibel, Beverly Grant, Irv -RSB- Teibel

“It’s Relatively Remote”

TPM Reader KM gives us some color on the El Caribe social club … Being from Brooklyn, I wanted to drill down on exactly where it is and give it some color. It’s actually in Mill Basin. It may not matter to a national audience, but that’s actually a few neighborhoods away from Russian immigrant communities of Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay. It’s off the Marine Park / Flatlands neighborhoods. Mill Basin is essentially a small peninsula with only about four roads/entrances off Avenue U (pract...
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Jfk Airport, Josh Marshall, Lowe, Brighton Beach, Sheepshead Bay, Jamaica Bay, Editor’s Blog, El Caribe, Marine Park Flatlands, Home Depot El Caribe, Kings Plaza

Good Grief. Cohen’s World Gets Mobbier The Closer I Look

In today’s podcast, we look into the background of Michael Cohen. TPM first reported last year that Cohen was actually a childhood friend of Felix Sater, whose father was himself a reputed capo in the Mogilevich organized crime syndicate, said to be Russia’s largest and most dangerous. Filling out this picture of how Cohen fell into this milieu we’ve always been focused on the fact that Cohen’s uncle, Morton Levine, owned and ran a Brooklyn social club which was a well-known meeting spot for mem...
Tags: News, Russia, Ap, Brooklyn, Donald Trump, Long Island, Josh Marshall, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Levine, Brighton Beach, Agron, Felix Sater, Jamaica Bay, Mogilevich, Boris Nayfeld