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Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004

MILLER’S TALE

The Heights Players production of Arthur Miller’s ’View from the Bridge’ is heart-wrenching drama

In Arthur Miller’s "A View from the Bridge," now at the Heights Players, the bridge is the Brooklyn Bridge and the view is grim, gritty and violent. Comment.

LOFTY CHOIRS

BROOKLYN SCENES

The limited-edition watercolor prints of Brooklyn Heights resident and award-winning scenic designer Oliver Smith (1918-1994) are on display now through Jan. 31 at the Clinton Hill Simply Art Gallery (583 Myrtle Ave. at Classon Avenue). Comment.

OLD WORLD

Drive down Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, near Prospect Avenue, and you can’t help but notice the tremendous four-story Victorian structure looming over the Prospect Expressway. Standing out against the sleepy row houses that surround it, the 114-year-old Grand Prospect Hall is steeped in both history and mystery because most of us don’t know what goes on there. Comment.

DUMBO VIEW

While noshing at the Brooklyn Heights Italian restaurant Noodle Pudding, don’t miss painter Charles Murphy’s ongoing series of cityscapes, "New York/Brooklyn Impressions," on display through Feb. 6. Comment.

’DREAM’ TEAM

Brooklyn’s annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House is not only the largest King celebration in New York City, but also one that consistently features some of the top performing artists and men and women of influence in the black community. Comment.

KIDS EAT FREE

In November, Magnolia restaurant’s owners, Roger Esposito and Robert Trzcienski, decided to honor the loyal Park Slope families who have been frequenting their establishment for the last four years, by instating a special night for children. Comments (1).

OUT OF AFRICA

Imagine a trio of stationary zebras set against a brilliant blue sky or the bold, red fabric swathing a trio of tall Maasai or the bust of a black woman, carved from wood, and sprouting glinting, silver nails bent to form the curls of her hair. Comments (3).

’BROWN’ IS TRUE BLUE

That perpetual loser, that hero of the underdog, that idol of the timid - yes, Charlie Brown - is back in Brooklyn. Comment.

Foes of arena keep heat on

Atlantic Yards: As temperatures dipped well below freezing, former Yankee all-star pitcher Jim Bouton took to the streets of Prospect Heights Wednesday morning with reporters and local residents in tow. Comment.

SHOWTIME     

Atlantic Yards: Developer Bruce Ratner is this close to bringing the New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn, sources close to the negotiations said this week. Comment.

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