Mag porn

Warning, I’m about to go mag geek on you.
The New Yorker recently did a piece on 1920s magazine called The Brooklynite and, oh, I wish it were still on newsstands.

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The Brooklyn Historical Society found a few issues a few years ago, and they’re now at The Othmer Library.

It was edited by one Hurbert G. Edwards and had the aim of discussing “Brooklyn and related subjects in a civilised manner” and “laugh at Brooklyn when necessary.” Which, as we all know, is still very much needed today.

One essay entitled “Petting for Beginners” details Brooklyn Botanic Garden as the perfect spot for “light, and private, recreation,” which makes for handy reading – I’m going to head there for the Cherry Blossom season in a couple of weeks.

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Pretty pretty covers.
Maybe David Carey could
bring it back from the dead.

Whaddaya think?

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