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By George! Washington Avenue is making a comeback

Nightlife: Ken Crichlow remembers when the drug of choice on Washington Avenue was crack cocaine, not microbrews served in weird tall beakers with wooden stands. Comments (2)

‘Giant’ news! They Might Be Giants reveal Prospect Park show

Awesome: Another day, another giant piece of concert news: They Might Be Giants revealed on Tuesday that the band will be doing a “free family concert” in Prospect Park on July 11. Comment

Pro wrestling comes to Fort Greene

Event: Pro wrestlers are getting ready to piledrive Fort Greene in a raucous May 1 donnybrook. Comment

Cherries are popping at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Event: The annual cherry blossom festival is back next weekend. Comments (2)

Fort Greene author finds that misery loves company

Books: Suzanne Guillette collected stories of sadness — and found a way out of her own. Comment
Awesome: This is the biggest news since Dylan! Wilco. Keyspan Park. July 13. Free tickets from The Brooklyn Paper. Comments (1)

Pork lovers paradise in Park Slope

Dining: Set your calendars — Sunday, May 3 — for a great pork-filled day. Comments (2)

Hugh got it! Smartmom’s elusive spouse steps out with photo show

Art: You know him as Hepcat, the brooding, sometimes ornery, sometimes unemployed, husband behind the award-winning Smartmom, but Hugh Crawford is also the Ansel Adams of Brooklyn. Comments (3)

BAM! That was a great night!

Awesome: Merce Cunningham is honored — and all the stars drink, dance and hang at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Thursday night. Comment
Event: A newly opened Greenpoint beer seller will celebrate May Day (a day late, but who’s counting?) with a petting zoo — but the only animals on display will be of the human variety. Comments (1)

Speck Mountain joins the “Smash or Trash” honor roll

Smash or Trash: They wanted our review before their show next Sunday — but then cancelled the show. Too bad, because the Smash or Trash team actually liked their song. Comments (1)

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