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Saturday, March 20, 2004

ERIN GO BROOKLYN

Brooklyn will continue to celebrate both St. Patrick and Irish culture in big ways this Sunday and the next with parades in Park Slope and Bay Ridge. Comment.

CHEAP EATS WEEK

Goodbye Elaine’s, hello Marco Polo. Comment.

BIGGER & BETTER

With 15,000 square feet on two floors, Park Slope Sports Club is one of the biggest athletic facilities in the neighborhood. And with the club’s recent $100,000 renovation, it’s also the most state of the art. Comment.

’SUMMER LOVIN’

After Shakespeare’s "Twelfth Night,’ Anton Chekhov’s "The Bear" and Oscar Wilde’s "The Importance of Being Earnest," Waterloo Bridge Theatre Company Artistic Director J. Brandon says he’ll "keep the humor rolling" with Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream." Comment.

PERSONAL TOUCH

It’s not getting to the gym, it’s getting back to the gym. Comment.

HEAT WAVE

Despite chilly, gusting winds outside, the temperature is rising inside of Hot Yoga People, in Fort Greene. In fact, it is rising in yoga studios throughout Brooklyn. Comments (1).

DEAR DIARY

If you, too, have wondered if there is an alternative to gyms filled with the sounds of clanging barbells, where the only staff you see on a regular basis are the ones emptying baskets of trash or towels, read this workout journal about a writer’s first-hand experience at the Curves fitness and weight loss center for women. Comment.

Official review of D’town B’klyn Plan continues on Wednesday

Atlantic Yards: As a major Downtown Brooklyn rezoning plan wends its way though the city’s land use review process, the community is invited to weigh in at a public hearing this week. Comment.

Saturday workshop solicits ideas for Atlantic Yards plan

Atlantic Yards: For anyone who has ever walked past the barren Long Island Rail Road storage yards along Atlantic Avenue and thought, ‘Hey, know what would look great there?’ now’s your chance to vent those ideas to real-live urban planners who want to listen. Comment.

Queens councilman will hold Nets arena    hearing

Atlantic Yards: Amid rumors that developer Bruce Ratner and City Council Speaker Gifford Miller were trying to nip in the bud his plan to hold a hearing on the Atlantic Yards project, a Queens councilman said this week he will not be stopped. Comment.

BUILDer steps down

Atlantic Yards: The president of the group Brooklyn United for Innovative Development, or BUILD, has stepped down, claiming the group he helped found has veered from its initial goal of securing jobs for the community from developer Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards development. Comment.

Asian bizmen told: Know your rights

On a sunny Thursday afternoon, Mike Kim is sitting at the front table of Duffield Street Seafood, reading a Bible and greeting long-time customers, who flock to his shop just off Fulton Mall for plates of hot fish and chips. Comment.

BRUCE RATNER TELLS BUILDING TRADES GROUP:

Atlantic Yards: Speaking at a building trades conference in Manhattan Thursday, developer Bruce Ratner thanked the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Gov. George Pataki for backing his $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards project. Comment.

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