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Saturday, May 21, 2005

SUMMER COLOR   

Reporters put their bodies on the line to achieve a sun-kissed glow

Nothing matches a summer outfit — or bathing suit — better than a tan. Our three fair-skinned writers ventured into Carroll Gardens, Williamsburg and Bay Ridge to achieve tans you might get after a costly week in the Caribbean. Here’s the lowdown on local tanning machines, spray tanning and self-tanning options. Read on to discover the form of tanning that’s a match for your schedule and budget. Comments (2).

SLOW DOWN

Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden (pictured) will play the role of co-chair at “Fertile Ground,” a benefit for Slow Food USA in DUMBO. Comment.

PUPPET SHOW

St. Ann’s Warehouse has brought back “Labapalooza!” for a sixth year. Comment.

ALL FOR LOVE

Park Slope’s Sage Healing Arts, which already offers massage and reflexology to men, women and also pregnant women, is now reaching out to man’s best friend. Comment.

NEW SPICE ROAD

Dhaka, a new Indian restaurant that specializes in curries and tandoori opened in March on Atlantic Avenue. Comment.

Applewood’s menu of great food is marred by kids, din      

In September, the homey restaurant Applewood opened on a tree-lined street in Park Slope. The pop of this mom-and-pop operation is chef David Shea; mom is Laura Shea, who operates the front of the house. Comment.

Heights group: Lose the condos 

Calling for a return to the 13 “guiding principles” upon which the notion of a public park along the waterfront between the Manhattan Bridge and Atlantic Avenue became a city- and state-funded plan, members of Brooklyn Heights’ Willowtown Association on Tuesday night told a group of Brooklyn Bridge Park planners to go back to the drawing board. Comment.

UN in Brooklyn could clog streets

Even with hundreds of new parking spaces included in the Downtown Brooklyn Plan redevelopment project, the arrival of some 3,000 United Nations employees would drown the area’s already packed streets with wall-to-wall congestion, not to mention deplete an already bleak parking situation, a traffic expert and an elected official warned this week. Comment.

Magic’s    kingdom

Atlantic Yards: He conquered the NBA, he’s a giant in the retail franchising field and now Earvin “Magic” Johnson towers above Brooklyn with his latest purchase — the Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower. Comment.

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