Music: Miami in Flatbush

Dere's no guy livin' dat knows Brooklyn t'roo an' t'roo . . . It'd take a guy a lifetime . . . an' even den, yuh wouldn't know it all.

—Thomas Wolfe

Just inside the spotlighted, canopied double glass doors is an eloquent word of warning: "Occupancy by more than 1,700 people dangerous and unlawful." The only nightclub in the world roomy enough to fly such a banner is improbably located on the tawrdry, whiffy flatlands near the southernmost tip of Brooklyn. The Town & Country, sometimes referred to as "Miami Beach in Flatbush," is...

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