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Saturday, March 27, 2004

HEART TROUBLE

Giacomo Puccini composed "Tosca" for maximum emotional impact, and his story of a fatally doomed love affair has been one of the staples of the opera repertory for more than 100 years - and for many reasons. Comment.

’SPACE’ CADETS

On April 2 and April 3, Danspace Project and BRIC Studio co-present an exciting program of young, up-and-coming talent, "Out of Space." Friday and Saturday’s program boasts a list of solo works choreographed by Eleanor Bauer, Sharon Estacio, Takemi Kitamura, Christina May and Layard Thompson. Comment.

MEN IN TIGHTS

CURRIED FAVORS

Let’s face it, finding good curry in Brooklyn can be as arduous as spotting a N.O.W. supporter at a Republican convention. Comment.

KARROT STICKS

He may be biased, but Carlos Aguila truly believes the "best smoothie in Brooklyn" can be found at Karrot, his newly opened health food store in Clinton Hill. Comments (1).

’DREAM’ TEAMMATE

Brooklyn-based Creative Outlet Dance Theatre will celebrate its 10th anniversary, at 651 ARTS for three nights - April 1-3 - with "Catch It!" a presentation that includes an array of well-known performing artists and original work by company choreographers. Comment.

HISTORIC JAZZ

Beginning April 2, the Brooklyn Historical Society will team up with Park Slope’s Up Over Jazz Cafe to present a series of Friday night jazz performances at the society’s newly renovated building in Brooklyn Heights. Comment.

REAL DRAMA

Photojournalists have a unique view of the world. If they are successful, in one photo they can tell a complete story. For them, one moment encapsulates an entire political event. Comment.

PARTY ON

With luminaries like Beethoven and Brahms on the bill, the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music’s 100th concert would seem like a festive enough affair. Comment.

Big turnout for public hearing on Downtown Plan

Atlantic Yards: Faced with deciding the future of Downtown Brooklyn, the City Planning Commission heard more than eight hours of often-passionate testimony on Wednesday from both supporters and opponents of the city’s urban renewal proposal. Comment.

Myrtle Avenue the new hot strip

Parents looking for that perfect camouflage diaper bag or ironic “onesie” sporting a picture of AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young or Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara need look no further than a new chartreuse boutique on Myrtle Avenue. Comment.

Protest rally is set for arena site on Sunday

Atlantic Yards: It’ll be a “Rally at the Railyards” Sunday, March 28, for opponents of developer Bruce Ratner’s plan to build a basketball arena, office towers and apartment buildings in Prospect Heights. Comment.

Atlantic Terminal to bridge failed mall

Despite the cries of Propect Heights residents who might believe otherwise, developer Bruce Ratner is building bridges these days. Comments (1).

Tish: Scrap skyscraper site from Downtown Plan

Atlantic Yards: City Councilwoman Letitia James is calling on the city to remove from its massive rezoning plan for Downtown Brooklyn a small plot of land that is also a key element in developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards arena and office tower plan. Comment.

Ratner tower won’t play by city     rules

Atlantic Yards: A sliver of land caught in the crosshairs of two separate but equally far-reaching development plans may find itself home to Brooklyn’s tallest structure — a 620-foot office tower — regardless of what might happen to it as it courses through the city’s public review process under the guise of a residential parcel. Comment.

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