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Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005

BOTTOMS UP

With the recent success of the movie "Sideways," about two men gallivanting through California’s wine country, it seems everyone’s a wine lover. If you’re ready for a glass of pinot noir, schedule a visit to W Restaurant - yes, the W is for wine - on Ocean Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. Comment.

WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK

When Steve Herbst was a young boy living in Flatbush he whistled all the way to school. After school, he shut his door and whistled along to the sounds of Sergei Prokofiev’s "Peter and the Wolf" blaring from his record player while imitating the various instruments representative of different characters. Comment.

FEATHER FANCY

"Susan Homer: A Bird’s Tale" opens at Metaphor Contemporary Art in Boerum Hill on Jan. 12, with a reception from 6 pm to 9 pm. Comment.

CURIOUS KITTY

Emily Lime is walking up Bedford Avenue. She is wearing black jeans and a long-sleeved black T-shirt that just covers the blue zipper tattooed on her wrist. Comment.

SITTING PRETTY

A new French bistro has opened in the former Brooklyn Grill space on Atlantic Avenue. Before you give the jaded "what-else-is-new?" eye roll, consider this: Jolie has a true Gallic menu with escargot, steak tartare and crepes suzette. Additionally, most of the bottles on Jolie’s short, well-chosen wine list fall in the $20 to $40 range with several excellent choices by the glass. Comment.

BOOK BUFFET

On Jan. 13, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will kick off the first of what it hopes will be many series of visits by authors to its BAM Cafe. Comments (2).

’ANGELS’ IN HEIGHTS

The Heights Players are taking the unprecedented step this season of presenting a double bill: both parts of Tony Kushner’s multi-award-winning "Angels in America." Comment.

Ikea wrecking ball smashes historic Beard St. buildings

Red Hook preservationists were shocked this week when cranes on the site of a soon-to-be Ikea furniture store gouged into a complex of Civil War-era buildings on Beard Street, despite ongoing state and federal review of its historic significance. Comments (1).

Images of the new Brooklyn Bridge Park plan        

An artist’s rendering of the floating walkway and boating channel at Pier 3 in the proposed Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.

A-PARK-MENTS     

Proponents of a planned park and commercial complex along the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and DUMBO waterfronts have long agreed that to get some green on Piers 1-6, the park itself will have to generate a lot of green, in the form of dollars. Comment.

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