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This Coke costs $5!

They don’t call it “The Five Spot” for nothing — because this otherwise reasonably priced Myrtle Avenue soul-food restaurant is now charging $5 for a soda. Comments (11)

Fake cops

Crime: Two more police impersonators struck on March 14, showing up at a St. James Place apartment with a “warrant,” pulling out firearms, handcuffing their victim, and walking off with $2,000 worth of his belongings. Plus the rest of the crime news from Fort Greene and Clinton Hill’s 88th Precinct. Comment

He Wood if he could

Artist Arthur Wood said the city is holding his hand-built home Broken Angel “hostage” for $70,000 in fines that the Buildings Department says he owes. Comments (1)

What you’re looking for: Fort Greene retail survey shows big needs

Fort Greene needs a bookstore, a baker and the modern equivalent of a candlestick-maker: a hardware store. That’s a central finding of the Fort Greene Retail Survey. Comment

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