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Monday, May 19, 2003

ON THE WATERFRONT

On May 17, the 10th annual Red Hook Waterfront Arts Festival, presented by Martha Bowers Dance Theatre Etcetera, will offer a full day of performing arts on the renovated Beard Street Pier, at the end of Van Brunt Street. Comment.

ALL FOR ONE

Two innovative Park Slope producers have created a "Spring Fever" that may prove to be contagious among fiscally challenged arts groups. Comment.

MERCI, QUERCY

Patrons may be boycotting French bistros outside of Brooklyn, but in our borough, Gallic dining is tres chic. Comment.

’FAIR’ PLAY

For their last show of its season, the Heights Players have pulled out all the stops for that most extravagant of extravaganzas, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s "My Fair Lady." Comment.

SPIRITUAL VISIONS

The main sanctuary in Congregation B’nai Jacob is a mess. It’s dirty. Pigeons use it as a rest stop. And practically everything here, including the frescoes, the balcony and the cupola - which once was made of stained glass - is in disrepair. Comment.

HOME SWEET HOMES

The Park Slope Civic Council hosts a self-guided walking tour, "Grand Central," featuring nine 19th- and early 20th-century homes, on May 18 from noon to 5 pm. Comment.

FAIRLY FABULOUS

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair promises to live up to its name again this year. Comment.

CELEBRATE 25

For those who enjoy their performing arts al fresco, the Celebrate Brooklyn summer performance schedule has been an annual treat for the last 24 years. Comment.

In the news biz, this was the week that was

Weintrob: It’s hard to escape the incredible story of Jayson Blair, a Brooklynite who, as a reporter for the New York Times, invented accounts of major news events that were then passed along as fact by his editors at the Times. Comment.

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