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Monday, Dec. 30, 2002

HAIL CESAR

New Italian eatery Trattoria Mulino has the host with the mostest

"Ah, ladies, lovely to see you," says Cesar Zuniga, manager extraordinaire and passionate spokesman for Trattoria Mulino, a new Italian restaurant in Park Slope. Comment.

SIZE MATTERS

"To Scale," an exhibition that explores the ways in which the size of a work of art can shape a viewer’s response, is on display now at the Rotunda Gallery (33 Clinton St. at Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights). Nina Levy’s cibachrome on aluminum, "Daughter" (pictured), is one of the works on display in this group show. Comment.

MAMA’S BACK

Terry Mangrum, chef and owner of the southern-style restaurant Sweet Mama’s, has lousy luck with landlords. Comment.

BEAM ME UP

Blending the disparate motifs of westerns and sci-fi flicks, Brooklyn Heights residents William and Cena Crane opened the new Magnetic Field Cocktail Lounge on Dec. 14. Comment.

MIXED NUTS

Attendees of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 20th Next Wave Festival gala on Dec. 17 were treated to a performance by Mark Morris and his dance group in "The Hard Nut," a wildly imaginative, glorious and gruesome interpretation of the classic holiday ballet, "The Nutcracker." Comment.

KISS OF DEATH

Harvey Burdell, a confirmed bachelor and a prosperous dentist, was found stabbed to death in his home on Bond Street, in Manhattan, in 1857. Comment.

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