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Saturday, Aug. 7, 2004

POW! ZOOM!

Diners are unable to resist Zipi Zape’s Spanish tapas

My teenage daughter left for camp on Sunday. We’ll miss her, but what a pleasure for my husband and I to be alone again. To celebrate our independence we went to Zipi Zape, the new tapas restaurant in Williamsburg. Comment.

SWANN ON THE RIVER

Pianist Jeffrey Swann wraps up an eight-concert series, performing all 32 of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, in Bargemusic recitals Aug. 12-15. Comment.

HADES RETREAT

The July 30 program of The Brick Theater’s first annual Hell Festival, directed by Hope Cartelli, Michael Gardner, Robert Honeywell and Jeff Lewonczyk, took audiences down to the Lower Regions in a variety of ways, some more successful than others, but all highly innovative and creative. Comment.

’WATER’ TORTURE

After reading a report about a scuba diving excursion gone terribly wrong, the seed was planted for the latest film from Brooklyn Heights filmmakers Chris Kentis and Laura Lau - "Open Water." Comment.

BROOKLYN GUIDE

Around here we call it the bible. Comment.

WHO ARE YOU?

There’s less than a week left until the "Special Mystery Star" takes the stage at Borough President Marty Markowitz’s Annual Seaside Summer Concert Series in Coney Island. Comment.

WE BE JAMMIN’

This Tuesday, the "Bob Marley: Roots, Rock, Reggae Festival" comes to Park Slope for one night only in a concert to benefit Celebrate Brooklyn. Comment.

CRABBING FOR A CAUSE

If you haven’t had enough of the sweltering August weather, heat up your palate this Sunday at the Tiger Beer-Singapore Chili Crab Festival. Comment.

TAKE A CHANCE

You’re in the mood for Chinese and the wife wants French? Comment.

BAILEY FOUNTAIN ATTRACTS BRIDES

Bridal gown designers and wedding cake bakers came together at Prospect Park on July 28 to celebrate the reconstruction of the Bailey Fountain, a two-year, $1.5 million project which improved the Fountain and the surrounding landscape at Grand Army Plaza. Comment.

DRAWING INSPIRATION

"A City Is," a collection of children’s poems by Norman Rosten with illustrations by Melanie Hope Greenberg, is a true product of Brooklyn. Comment.

NBA set to OK Nets       

Atlantic Yards: A subcommittee of owners of the National Basketball Association has unanimously recommended the sale of the New Jersey Nets to developer Bruce Ratner, paving the way for the league’s Board of Governors to seal the $300-million deal some time next week, the NBA said Thursday. Comment.

‘Poletown’ ruling could hurt Ratner’s plan for Downtown        

Atlantic Yards: Could the end of “Poletown” put the breaks on developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards proposal? Comment.

Ratner foes, transit advocates to MTA: Get big bucks for Atlantic Yards rights        

Atlantic Yards: Citing Metropolitan Transportation Authority cries of poverty, opponents of the massive Atlantic Yards development project and mass transit advocates are calling on the MTA to seek top dollar for its valuable land. Comment.

MAYOR TIES RATNER ARENA TO OLYMPICS        

Atlantic Yards: Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week officially linked the proposed Atlantic Yards basketball arena to New York City’s 2012 Olympic bid. Comment.

‘Cowbell Man’ gets suit, prefers jeans

Cyclones: Nick Cunningham, also known as “Cowbell Man,” is a 29-year-old Cyclones enthusiast. A long-time Bay Ridge resident, he attends almost every Cyclones game, where he patrols the stands, rhythmically banging a cowbell with a drumstick. He is casual in his attire, usually dressed in a Cyclones jersey and jeans. Comment.

First place Cyclones fall after 15 innings in Jamestown, a record

Cyclones: In the longest game in Brooklyn Cyclones history, the Jamestown Jammers’ J.T. Restko knocked an RBI single in the bottom of the 15th inning to defeat the first place Clones in heartbreaking fashion 5-4, Thursday night in Jamestown. Comment.

Speaking of kid catchers with The Kid

Play’s the Thing: The Hall of Fame catcher was leaning over the rail at the home plate end of the Cyclones dugout, as close as possible to the young Brooklyn catcher on the field. Comment.

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