Private: More Brooklyn

Jonathan Lethem’s brother, Blake, an artist, talks about growing up in Gowanus (an area of Brooklyn) and joining a crew of graffiti artists. (Via BookWatch.)

Of the fact that editors of two local alternative publications are taking it to the ring, Gawker says:

Okay. Fine. I’ll mention it.

As everyone and his mother knows, tonight the editors of two local free rags, the New York Press [Jeff Koyen] and The L [Scott Stedman], will settle an alleged feud by beating each other off in a boxing ring in Brooklyn. I’m sorry: up. Beating each other up.