Carroll Gardens–Cobble Hill

Chock full: Top chocolatiers visit Gowanus for tasting party

Dining: This golden ticket will get you into a room of chocolate — and you won’t have to go searching through Wonka Bars to find one. Comments (3)
Bar Scrawl: Our drinking illustrator hits the hottest new bar in Brooklyn — on top of the new Gowanus Whole Foods. Comments (2)

‘Fiddling poet’ throws roots music showcase

Music: Get back to your roots at the Jalopy Theatre, with a variety show combining Appalachian string-band music with Irish, country, bluegrass, and even some percussive dancing. Comment

Copper caper on Warren Street

Crime: Plus a smattering of other crimes from the 76th Precinct in Carroll Gardens. Comments (1)

Freshman fifty: Comedians perform their first jokes of the year

Nightlife: See 50 comedians in one night at “50 First Jokes,” an annual tradition where local funny people share their first jokes of the year. Comment

The last jokes of 2013

Nightlife: So I got catcalled recently. I don’t get catcalled a lot, but maybe it’s winter so people are stepping down their game. I was walking in Union Square, and I just hear this yelled with provocative enthusiasm: “NAMASTE!” And (I’m Indian so) I thought “No way, there’s no way that was for me. But I will just look over in that direction to see what’s going on.” So I look and I see this guy nodding leeringly at me. So I processed that. But then I saw it was like this big white guy with full cornrows in his hair, and I realized “Oh, he just doesn’t understand ethnic boun Comment

Le Bleu lost cheese to armed robber: Cops

Crime: A goon robbed a posh hotel on the border of Gowanus and Park Slope at gunpoint and cops want help finding him. Comments (4)

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