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Monday, May 6, 2002

SHOWTIME!

Three productions show off the talent of Bay Ridge, Prospect Heights and DUMBO

"Guys and Dolls" is the kind of musical the words, "They don’t make ’em like that anymore" seem to have been penned for. Based on Damon Runyon’s short stories about gamblers, gangsters and their long-suffering girlfriends, the musical features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Comment.

BACKSTAGE PASS

Theater has enjoyed a tumultuous history in Brooklyn. Comment.

ANTIC AVE.

Due to the street-fair restrictions stemming from the Sept. 11 attacks, the annual Atlantic Antic was canceled for the first time ever last year. The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, producers of the event, have created a new event, "Spring: A Fair," to take its place on May 4. Comment.

ALL GROWN UP

When my sister and I were little, we surprised our mother on Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed that we had prepared ourselves. Comment.

TRUMP CARD

So there’s this Italian-American kid from Brooklyn - Sunset Park, to be exact - who goes to LA to make movies. And what role does he bag his first time out? A ’50s Italian-American gang member from Sunset Park! Comment.

SMALL WORLD

It’s a quintessentially Brooklyn event. Comment.

WATERING HOLE

The hottest new bar in the city is right here in DUMBO. On April 27, the Water Street Bar’s (66 Water St. between Dock and Main streets) grand opening party drew hundreds from the increasingly trendy nabe and way beyond. Opened by four Irish ex-pats, the huge bar blends a traditional oak bar feel with industrial finishes. There’s a great lounge area downstairs and a DJ booth suspended between the two levels. In the back of the main bar area, is a whisky room with fireplace. Comment.