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Saturday, May 14, 2005

GARDEN TRAIL

On Thursday, May 19, green thumbs and those who want to grow one can meet Toronto’s hip garden guru Gayla Trail in person in Boerum Hill. Trail will be celebrating the publication of her new book, "You Grow Girl" (Fireside, $15), which was preceded by the cultivation of her Web site www.YouGrowGirl.com, founded in 2000. Comment.

SLOPE ARTISTS

Enjoy some fresh air and the fresh perspectives of emerging artists in the "Park Slope & Environs Open Studio Tour" on May 14 and May 15. Comment.

FAB ON FIFTH

The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair returns to Park Slope on Sunday, May 15. Comment.

PILLOW TALK

A peak into Brooklyn designer Andrew Morgan’s storage room, down the hall from his office in DUMBO, is a treat for the eyes. If you’re lucky enough to get an insider’s look, you’ll never want to leave this oasis of color, hypnotized by the blinding mix of bright tones and intricate patterns of his designs, stocked on shelves that cover every inch of the windowless room. Comment.

Gowanus farewell to Bond Street stable

It’s the beginning of the end for a 19th-century stable house in Gowanus, one of the last of its kind still standing in the wake of rising property values and rapid residential development in the canal-centered neighborhood, the owner said this week. Comment.

Condo plan makes it Kensington Stable 

The 19th-century Kensington Stables was evicted earlier this month from one of the two stables just off the southwest corner of Prospect Park that house its 45 riding ponies. Comment.

Red Hook foodies ask: So, where is Fairway?

Cruising south along Manhattan’s West Side Highway near 125th Street, drivers could be forgiven for believing that a Fairway grocery store will soon be opening in Red Hook. Comment.

Freddy: Bloomy a Brooklyn nightmare

Atlantic Yards: Democratic mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer broke rank with his rivals this week by addressing for the first time in the campaign plans by developer Bruce Ratner to build a basketball arena and high-rises emanating from Atlantic and Flatbush avenues. Comment.

Don’t overdevelop us, Bensonhurst tells Marty

Atlantic Yards: At first glance, the media-savvy activists of Prospect Heights and the working-class families of Bensonhurst seem the dictionary definition of “odd couple.” Comment.

WE’RE overdeveloped, Ratner foes tell Marty

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Marty Markowitz’s decision to hold a little-publicized meeting this week addressing overdevelopment in southern Brooklyn — which he called “suburban Brooklyn” in a recent newsletter — incensed residents in Brownstone Brooklyn, who say they are facing projects of a greater scale. Comment.

U.N. may move to Brooklyn

The county of Kings is poised to add presidents, prime ministers and diplomats to its roster. Comment.

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