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Free spirits: Dime Best of Brooklyn fest adds whiskey samples

Dining: The beer and food (and whiskey!) festival happens this Saturday. Comments (2)
Theater: Hair! Flow it, show it — long as God can grow it! Comments (1)

Doomsday talk: Podcaster discusses the end times

Gowanus: The end is nigh! Comment

Darkest secrets: Shadow puppet play unveils the hidden cemetery

Theater: She’s taking her secrets to the graves. Comment

A slice of life

A slice of life

Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator heats up with a Hellboy slice and douses the fire with local brews! Comment

Bklyn’s Nautical Purgatory in purgatory! Fate of canal cleanse in limbo with EPA off job due to federal shutdown

Cleaning Our Waterways: The Feds’ slow-going cleanse of the toxic Gowanus Canal is now stuck in the muck yet again thanks to the longest government shutdown in American history. Comments (6)

Near East ear feast! Balkan music festival takes over Grand Prospect Hall this weekend

Music: They’ll make your Balkan dance dreams come true! Comment
Parenting: The family of an 11-year-old Brooklyn boy known internationally as one of the city’s most talked about drag queens continues to receive death threats, as well as investigatory visits from city social workers, weeks after writers for conservative and pro-life websites ignited a firestorm over his recent performance at a Williamsburg bar. Comments (23)
Mean Streets: Scaffolding outside a Downtown building came crashing down on Tuesday, after a man smashed his sport-utility vehicle into the temporary wooden-and-metal structure on Cadman Plaza West, according to a Fire Department spokesman. Comments (5)
Theater: This musical takes the crown for oddest premise! Comments (3)

Crooks swipe watches from Flatbush Ave. Apple store

Fort Greene: Plus more relentless crime from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

Police: Suspect sucker-punches guy outside bar

Park Slope: Plus all the other crime from Park Slope’s 78th Precinct blotter. Comment

Thief takes woman’s bike chained to lamppost

Carroll Gardens: Crime from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comment

Thief runs off with man’s phone after asking to borrow it

Sunset Park: Plus all the other crime from Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace’s 72nd Precinct blotter. Comment

Pickup-truck driver fatally hits man in Williamsburg

Mean Streets: A man died after a driver hit him while he crossed a Williamsburg street, police said. Comments (9)

Silence on statue sparks concern: Locals worry cemetery may go rogue after refusing meeting about controversial monument

Greenwood Heights: Green-Wood Cemetery leaders may be backing out of their promise to consult the community before installing a statue of a polarizing doctor in the burial ground, according to critics of the sculpture, who said a graveyard bigwig recently shot down their request for a sitdown about the fate of the monument to gynecologist J. Marion Sims. Comments (7)

Condos in new Brooklyn Heights library building on sale, starting at north of $1M

Changing Brooklyn: Buyers will need to drop stacks of cash to live above these stacks. Comments (6)

Drunk driver from Marine Park prison-bound for leaving friend to die in fiery crash

Mean Streets: A drunk driver will spend at least four years in state prison after leaving his friend to die in a fiery, Greenwood Heights crash in 2017. Comments (2)
Prospect Heights: Contractors this week kicked off a two-year-plus project to install elevators and make other handicap-accessible improvements to Prospect Heights’s Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum subway station. Comments (10)

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