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Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004

A PERFECT 10     

Spa:   When life gives you lemons Comment.

HANDS DOWN     

Spa: This brutally long, cold winter has been especially hard on two parts of the body that are difficult to shield from the elements: the face and hands. On Tuesday, with winds whirling menacing snowflakes under my hat and through my cashmere gloves, I declared a moratorium on suffering. Comment.

WHOLE NU YU     

Spa: This little piggy went to market, this little piggy stayed home, this little piggy had roast beef and this little piggy said. "We, we, we want to get out of these Timberland boots!" Comments (1).

SPREE   FOR ALL

Spa: Williamsburg’s InnerSpree Day Spa, open since July, has a Serenity Room with a warming skylight and soothing waterfall, which you can reserve for a private party. At $185 per person, customers enjoy individual 45-minute facials, one-hour massages, spa manicures (or basic manicure with basic pedicure), catered food and theme-related goody bags. Comment.

OH D’MAI     

Spa: As the last episode of "Sex and the City" flickered across TV screens everywhere Sunday, I felt obliged to pay homage by indulging in some sort of single-girl frivolity. Comment.

HEAD-TO-TOE RX       

Spa: For a luxurious spa experience follow the gilded railings to the entrance of Fort Greene’s Cynergy Spa. This little sister of Harlem’s Cynergy Spa was opened in 2003, but there’s nothing small or diminutive about the Brooklyn location. Comment.

City commits Bridge Park funds

Brooklyn Bridge Park, the 70-acre commercial and recreational development along the Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO waterfront, moved one step closer to reality this week when the city reached an agreement to turn over $65 million for design and construction costs. “This is huge,” said Sharon Soons, a spokeswoman for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Coalition, an independent non-profit group of 60 organizations that has been involved with the p Comment.

Marty claims half of Ratner houses will be ‘moderate’

Atlantic Yards: How many people will be able to afford the soaring Frank Gehry-designed apartment buildings proposed for Prospect Heights as part f developer Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards plan? Maybe more than people think, according to the plan’s biggest political supporter, Borough President Marty Markowitz. At a Borough Hall luncheon with reporters Wednesday, Markowitz said Ratner has pledged to him that half of the 4,500 planned Comment.

City’s traffic meeting brings ‘Big Yellow Taxi’

Atlantic Yards: A public hearing on the rezoning of Downtown Brooklyn turned into a sing-along at Borough Hall this week as a Prospect Heights resident strapped on a guitar and headed to the microphone to croon her displeasure about the looming changes. Comment.

Next  stop: Coney

Atlantic Yards: Lately it’s as if Brooklyn was the “straight guy” to the city and state’s “queer eye.” Comment.

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