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Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004

PURPLE HAZE

Artist Carol Salmonson’s light installation is on display through Dec. 19 as part of Safe-T-Gallery’s "Surroundings" show in Williamsburg. The installation, "Luminous Layers 2" (detail, pictured left), combines light-emitting diodes, electronic-ballast T4 florescent lights, stainless and galvanized steel, acrylic prism rods and electronic components "to create an environment of pulsating color," the artist told GO Brooklyn. Comment.

STONE PARK CAFE ROCKS

So many cafes open on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, that when a new one comes along, it’s sometimes met with an under-whelming, "Isn’t that nice." Comment.

CHIPS AHOY ON ATLANTIC

Christopher Sell, chef and owner of Park Slope’s Chip Shop, the British restaurant that put the now famous fried Twinkie on Brooklyn’s map, hopes to open a second outpost on Atlantic Avenue in two weeks. The new location one-ups the first with its full liquor license. Comment.

SANTA ON TRIAL

About six months ago, Carlo Rivieccio, artistic director of the Brooklyn Theater Arts Project, watched a friend perform one of the monologues from Jeff Goode’s "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues." Comment.

THE RETURN OF TOTO

After Dorothy gets back to Kansas and the Wizard leaves Oz in the hands of the Scarecrow, it is assumed that everyone lives happily ever after in L. Frank Baum’s famous story. But what really happened to those characters? Comment.

Hook condos halted      

A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge ordered an injunction last week stopping the conversion of a former warehouse on the Red Hook waterfront into a luxury residential condominium. Comment.

Watchtower’s tower OKd by City Council        

The City Council’s vote this week to approve zoning changes that will allow the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society to build a campus of four high-rise buildings at 85 Jay St. was a foregone conclusion to DUMBO and Vinegar Hill residents who for the past year have fought the plan. Comment.

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