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Monday, Nov. 4, 2002

HIGH STEAKS

Sbarro’s mogul and his partner - buddies from Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst - return to Brooklyn with new venture

Two Brooklyn boys, Anthony "Tony" Scotto and Mario Sbarro (yes, that Sbarro, of the 950-restaurants-and-growing pizza chain) will open the borough’s first Boulder Creek Steakhouse in early November. Comment.

HAPPY TRAILS

The Prospect Park Alliance celebrated the grand opening of the Lullwater Nature Trail at the park’s Boathouse at the Audubon Center on Tuesday with Keyspan CEO Robert Catell and children from the Maple Street School of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and PS 230. Keyspan sponsored the trail’s creation. Comment.

MEDIA BLITZ

Montel, Sally, Ricki, Jerry - beware! . Comment.

ART IMITATES A LIFE

Timed for the release of the Salma Hayak bio-pic "Frida," about the inspirational Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, the Latin American folk art shop Patrias [167 Fifth Ave., (718) 857-9091] in Park Slope is celebrating her legacy with an exhibit of Kahlo-inspired folk art, jewelry, home furnishings, books and paper products. Also included in the exhibit is a series of rare photographs of Kahlo taken by her long-time friend and lover, photographer Nickolas Muray. Comment.

MURDER, HE WROTE

Does owning a weapon or writing about murder provide an opening for actually committing one? Sidney Bruhl, the charming and ironic playwright in Ira Levin’s "Deathtrap," the Gallery Players’ second presentation this season, believes this may be a distinct possibility. But only Levin, director Heather Siobahn Curran and the cast know the answer. The audience is kept guessing. Comment.

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