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Weird Sport Alert: Basement Fishing

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"One day I was curious enough to try my hand at fishing. I had an old-fashioned dropline and baited a hook with a piece of sperm-candle. I jiggled the hook for about five minutes and then felt a teasing nibble. Deep in the basement of an ancient tenement on Second Avenue in the heart of midtown New York City, I was fishing." OK, so that was printed in the Times in 1971, but still... [BLDGBLOG]