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Purim

Conflicting reports have made it unclear if longstanding bakery is closed or renovating.
There are classic poppy, apricot and prune flavors, with some bakeries even offering savory cookies as well.
South Williamsburg Purim street style.
You've only got about six hours left before the Chabad folks put the free liquor shots away for another year, but there's still time to pick up some other Purim staples, like hamantaschen.
"I'm sorry some people are crybabies. But in my defense I'm an adult man in NYC and didn't realize blackface was offensive."
"The governor needs to say something, and we need to go beyond condemnation verbally," declared City Councilman Charles Barron, who even got Mayor Bloomberg to chime in as he arrived at City Hall.
"Would it be okay I played a gay person next year?" asked the elected official who wore blackface on Purim.
"I understand people's sensitivities. Nobody meant anything."
For yesterday's Purim festivities, State Assemblyman Dov Hikind hired a professional makeup artist to come to his Brooklyn home and paint his face brown. He's sorry if anyone has a problem with that.
As everyone knows, there's a lot more to Purim than just hanging anti-Semites in effigy. Check out these fun photos of all the costumed kids on the streets of South Wiliamsburg.
Last week, Orthodox Jews in a predominantly Haredim part of Borough Park hung eleven mannequins in effigy across 12th Avenue. News 12 says some people were offended.
Takeru Kobayashi rang in Purim with a giant Hamentashen. Here's where you can try the popular Purim sweet.
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