Society for the Prevention of Disparaging Remarks About Brooklyn

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An interview with Sydney H. Ascher, president of the The Society for the Prevention of Disparaging Remarks About Brooklyn. Interviewer is not identified.

Interview with Sidney H. Ascher, President of the Society, discusses movies and stories in which Brooklyn and Brooklynites are negatively represented. Begins with a short skit.

They particularly resent the image of Brooklynites as a "dumbell and a fella who says 'dees,' 'dems,' and 'does.'" Soldiers became members when they were away for home, would write for street signs and pictures of their neighborhoods. The Society would fill all of these requests.

"The City of Churches": there are more god-fearing people in Brooklyn than in any other part of the city. People in Brooklyn are out-of-this-world; friendly.
The Bronx tried to start one but it failed. Didn't have the community spirit that the people in Brooklyn do.

(Card catalog lists his name as Sidney H. Acher.)

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 2954
Municipal archives id: LT440