Perfect Worlds: Monkey House

Top Floor of Brownstone
Fort Greene
630 square feet

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"I was in second grade in New Rochelle. They brought in Mr. Jiggs, the chimp. He roller-skated onstage, mixed drinks. He went monkey-ape for the ladies. Then they told us that Mr. Jiggs was actually a female monkey. I like monkeys dressed. It's a lost art. But I'm not into cute monkeys."
photo: Brian Kennedy

Dave the Spazz: DJ, WFMU Radio


1Desk chair covered with hair, art supply store on 23rd Street, now closed

2Bamboo shades, Pearl River, 477 Broadway

3Maltese Falcon—he thinks Brigid O'Shaughnessy brought it but he's not sure.

4Leopard pattern pillow, Bargains-R-Us, 1508 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

5Bananas, Met Foodmarket

6Leopard print futon and frame, American Made Futon & Frame, 880 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn

7Frigidaire air conditioner, P.C. Richard & Son

8Bose speakers, P.C. Richard & Son—playing Charlie Parker—"Romance without finance is a nuisance."

9Off-white General Electric 32-memory one-touch-dialing telephone, thrift store

10Elvis lamp—"I dig the King."

11Faux Persian rug, Seventh Avenue flea market, Brooklyn


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