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Saturday, June 26, 2004

TEAM PLAYER

Cobble Hill dancer talks about life behind-the-scenes at NYC Ballet

Dancing with the New York City Ballet is a dream come true for Sean Suozzi. Comment.

BOLLYFOOD

One problem that Indian restaurants in some Brooklyn neighborhoods face is diner apprehension - because we’ve suffered through so many dumbed-down versions of authentic Indian cooking we approach a meal expecting disappointment. Comment.

FOREVER YOUNG

Celebrate Brooklyn teams up with producer Hal Willner again this year, for a musical tribute to Neil Young on June 26 at 7:30 pm. Among the artists expected to sing Young’s material at the Prospect Park Bandshell are Cat Power, Ron Sexsmith, Iron and Wine, Jane Siberry (pictured), Antony, The Be Good Tanyas, Jenni Muldaur, Bonfire Madigan, Joan Wasser and Stan Ridgway. Comment.

BROOKLYN COUTURE

Like many Brooklyn brides, when Myridith McCormack was searching for a wedding gown in 1999, she had no choice but to shop at the venerable Kleinfeld’s in Bay Ridge. Comment.

KING MOBY

Musician Moby and singer-actress Theo, of the Lunachicks, will be the King Neptune and Queen Mermaid leading this year’s Mermaid Parade starting at 2 pm on Saturday, June 26. Comment.

ON THE MARK

Fifteen dancers enter and exit through exposed lighting towers standing at the side of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s opera house stage like wings. Glowing vertical panels hang above, marked with designer Stephen Hendee’s ruled geometry. The high-tech set is the stage for Mark Morris’ latest dance, "Violet Cavern," which premiered at BAM on June 8. Comment.

ART BY THE SLICE

Brides-to-be listen up! Ruth Seidler, a former art conservator, has taken her considerable talent and started her own bakery, JollyBe, in Park Slope where she creates the most exquisite made-to-order cakes you’re likely to find anywhere. Comment.

BORN TO EAT

Graphic documentaries have been known to make viewers lose their appetites, but on Thursday BAMcinematek will screen a film that is guaranteed to produce nausea - and a few laughs. Comment.

MONSTERS IN LAW

Inside an eerie office building at the fictional 13 Court St. in Downtown Brooklyn two of its most prestigious lawyers are celebrating their silver anniversary. But these mal-practice lawyers are unlike any of the other legal eagles hastily shuffling in and out of the courthouses daily; and their clients are unlike any clients ever seen on Brooklyn’s notoriously litigious street. Comment.

Red Hook Ikea hearing set       

Borough President Marty Markowitz will host a hearing Wednesday on the plan to build an Ikea home furnishings store on the Erie Basin waterfront in Red Hook. Comment.

Witnesses’ DUMBO tower hearing on Wednesday        

Community Board 2 is hosting the first public hearing on the plan by the Watchtower Society, the corporate entity of the Jehovah’s Witnesses religious order, to build four soaring apartment buildings on an immense plot of land at the edge of DUMBO and Vinegar Hill. Comment.

Numbers game over Ratner arena jobs        

Atlantic Yards: At a June 17 rally on the steps of Borough Hall to support the Atlantic Yards project, the loudest cry came from labor. Comment.

Convoy to show Ikea traffic impact        

South Brooklyn residents who think an Ikea on the Erie Basin waterfront would turn Red Hook and surrounding neighborhoods into a parking lot are planning to take their cars to the streets to prove the point. Comment.

Watchdog calls for arena ‘ULURP’       

Atlantic Yards: Saying the appointed state officials who will review Bruce Ratner’s $2.5 billion Atlantic Yards arena, office tower and housing plan are not accountable to the public, a government watchdog group is calling for the plan to be put through city review. Comment.

Arena foes at ‘center court’       

Atlantic Yards: It may one day be center court for the Brooklyn Nets, but over the weekend the intersection of Pacific Street and Fifth Avenue was center stage for a rally against Bruce Ratner’s massive arena, housing and office development plan. Comment.

Watt’s in center? Derran.

Play’s the Thing: After a week in action, the 2004 Brooklyn Cyclones have already had numerous changes to their roster. Between the June 21 game at Hudson Valley and the next day’s home opener there were eight roster moves. So, in an effort to prevent Cyclones fans from suffering the same befuddled state as Lou Costello, let’s present our second annual “Who’s On First” (all stats as of June 23). Comment.

CLONE-DEMONIUM     

Cyclones: It seems that opening night victories at Keyspan Park are becoming old hat. Comment.

The ‘party’ ends for Marty

Cyclones: At Keyspan Park, the party is over for Marty. Comment.

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