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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen talks about his new Brooklyn-centric take on the variety show, Kings County, and helps with a listener quiz. Think you know Brooklyn? Call 212-433-9692 and test your Kings County bona fides!

Guests:

Kurt Andersen

Comments [11]

Joan in Sheepshead Bay from Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

You left out a bridge in the contest about which bridges connect Brooklyn to the other boroughs. The Marine Park Bridge aka Gil Hodges Bridge, connects Brooklyn to the Rockaways in Queens. I guess that this end of Brooklyn just doesn't register with the "Brownstone Brooklyn" types.

Jun. 27 2012 10:03 PM
michele

It's wonderful that Manhattanites and the rest of the world have discovered lovely, homey, Berkeley-Brooklyn. Maybe now all those tourists flooding the East Village will cross the river and return to us our used- to -be sleepy and dark streets.

Jun. 27 2012 11:58 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Yes - RJ, the places where people need cars....

Jun. 27 2012 11:56 AM
Susan from New York

This contest is pretentious, it is sickening.

Jun. 27 2012 11:55 AM
Dan K from NYC

New Netherlands was not conquered. It was signed over to the English as part of a settlement from an English-Dutch war somewhere in Europe.

Jun. 27 2012 11:54 AM
DW from SOD (South of Dyckman)

Inwood -and Washington Heights Bri

Jun. 27 2012 11:54 AM
antonio from bayside

wow, this segment may cause kingsCounty to finally jump the shark...

tony from hk now in bayside...

Jun. 27 2012 11:53 AM
RJ from prospect hts.

Will you remember Canarsie, Sheepshead Bay, Gerritsen, Mill Basin, Borough Park, Bensonhurst ... the noncool areas?

Jun. 27 2012 11:52 AM
Arthur Vincie from Astoria, NY

The "Brooklyn Renaissance" ended about ten years ago, Kurt... what's happened since then has been a steady colonization by yuppies and developers feeding on yuppies. Now you can count to five between artists showing up in an abandoned building and the gentrification of same.

Go to Queens if you want to see what "no attitude" living looks like.

Jun. 27 2012 11:51 AM
Sheldon from Brooklyn

Brooklyn is a movement, you feel like you are a part of something. I never felt the same, living in Manhattan or Queens.

Jun. 27 2012 11:49 AM
oscar from ny (in my j.o.b'$ ...restroom :/

I know that brooklyn "king" was were the king lived...and queens where he had his wives :)

Jun. 27 2012 11:25 AM

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