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Saturday, April 24, 2004

WELCOME HOMES

House tours peek behind doors of boro’s elite homes

Ready for admiring eyes and a chorus of oohs and aahs, the annual Brooklyn house and garden tours kick off this weekend with a display of Victorian homes in Flatbush, sponsored by the Flatbush Development Corporation. Comment.

’SECRET’ IS OUT

The Fourth Annual Brooklyn Jewish Film Festival kicks off April 28 at BAMcinematek (30 Lafayette Ave. at Ashland Place) with a screening of Ademir Kenovic’s 2002 film, "Secret Passage," which stars Park Slopers John Turturro and Katherine Borowitz. A Q&A with Borowitz, who is married to Turturro, will follow the 7:30 pm screening of the film, set in 15th-century Venice. Comment.

THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

Sunday marks a special reunion at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts - it’s Frank, Sammy and Dean together again! Comment.

SAKE TO ME

That neighborhood Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, DUMBO, is slowly morphing into SoHo. Comment.

GOWANUS ART SUPPLIERS

Painter Regina McFadden and 10 other Gowanus artists will open their studios to the public on April 24 and April 25, from 1 pm to 6 pm. Comment.

BROOKLYN BY DESIGNS

"Brooklyn Designs," a three-day-long showcase for the borough’s designers and manufacturers of furniture, lighting, linens, rugs and decorative accessories for the home, office and garden, returns to DUMBO on April 30. Comment.

STUFF OF DREAMS

It seemed that fairy dust was in the air at Tuesday night’s gala fundraiser for the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as on the Opera House stage in choreographer Philippe Decoufle’s whimsical production, "Tricodex." Comment.

MALAYSIAN PERSUASION

Can’t find decent Indian food? Tired of Thai? Is every Chinese restaurant in your neighborhood disappointing? Time to give Malaysian cooking a try. Comment.

Community boards want new lines

Atlantic Yards: Every 10 years, community boards have the opportunity to request changes to their district lines based on the census. Comment.

Sources: Ratner seeks to stifle arena    hearing

Atlantic Yards: Although the state will provide the only formal review of developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards basketball arena, office and housing plan a Queens City Council member has scheduled a hearing to investigate whether the plan provides the best deal for the city. Comment.

CB2 SAYS ‘NO’ TO WALENTAS BUILDING

Developer David Walentas has spent the past 20 years building formerly industrial DUMBO into a residential and commercial neighborhood, but now the community says he is going too far. Comment.

RATNER PAYOFF

Atlantic Yards: If you can’t beat ’em, build ’em a new building. Comment.

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