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Monday, Aug. 26, 2002

INGRAINED HOPE

Zaccho Dance Theatre creates an aerial dance about Red Hook

When the Port of New York Grain Elevator Terminal was built in Red Hook in 1922, it was a center for processing the grains that had been shipped east via the Eerie Canal system. As industry reached its nadir in Red Hook, the terminal closed down. Comment.

GIVE AND TAKE

Have you been enjoying Celebrate Brooklyn’s offerings at the Prospect Park band shell this summer? Did you boogie with Dr. John or the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra or at the screening of "Jailhouse Rock" or the daylong African festival? Although their motto is "Keep it great, give $3 at the gate," that donation is not enough to sustain this summer-long, international extravaganza of talent. Comment.

FRESH CHEFS

In every artist’s life a little rain must fall. For artists living in DUMBO that rain takes the form of many-pillared condominiums with million-dollar price tags and artist lofts that few artists can afford. It’s happened before; remember Wiliamsburg? Or SoHo before the galleries moved out and the makeup meccas moved in? Comment.

SAIL AWAY

When I was a kid, I would hold my nose for two blocks, running full speed past the Gowanus Canal on the way to pottery class. It’s spiffier now - I probably couldn’t afford a co-op with a "canal view" - but still, it’s the Gowanus. Comment.

LIMBER ARTS

William D. King’s "Human Slinky" (pictured) arrives as part of the "Circus Sundays" photography exhibit at the Brooklyn Public Library Red Hook Branch [7 Wolcott St. at Dwight Street, (718) 935-0203] on Sept. 6. Comment.

CULTURE CLUB

You may have known that "Pokemon: The Movie" was a big hit among kids, and "Hello Kitty" paraphernalia has been popular among American children for at least 20 years. But you can bet many kids don’t know that those cultural icons come from Japan, or even where Japan is, let alone what’s important to Japanese kids, or what Japanese and American kids have in common. Comment.

Chase’s  video shoot

Cyclones: Chase Lambin is the latest Cyclone to learn the danger of inviting parents to Keyspan Park. Comments (1).

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