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Saturday, June 11, 2005

FT. HAM B-DAY

"The show is a step back in time," Fort Hamilton spokesman Ray Aalbue said of "Twilight Tattoo," the ceremonial program which will be staged at the Fort Hamilton U.S. Army base on Saturday. Comment.

NOSTALGIC NOSHING

On one of the hippest streets in uber-hip Williamsburg, a bar and bistro has opened with little in the way of pretension. The place is Sweetwater, named for the space’s former resident, Sweetwater Tavern, a dive nicknamed "the smoky cave" by its punk clientele. Comment.

TASTE OF INDIA

To add more spice to the ethnic cafes and bistros along Fifth Avenue in Park Slope, Kinara Indian Restaurant opened its doors in September. Comment.

WRAY IT IS

Don’t miss Park Slope author John Wray reading from his historical fiction novel, "Canaan’s Tongue," at the Community Bookstore in Park Slope on June 14 at 7:30 pm. Comment.

NATIVE ARTS

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet and speak with Native American artists from nations such as Sioux, Navajo, Winnebago, Cherokee, and Mohawk June 17 - 19 at the 11th annual "New York City American Heritage Celebration," commemorating the summer solstice. Comment.

CIRCUS ART

"CircuSundays" are back. After a four-year hiatus, the old dock at Conover Street in Red Hook has been rebuilt and the Showboat Barge has been refitted with a new bottom sheathed in plastic, re-caulked and re-fastened. Comment.

WELCOME TO ’COOLSVILLE’

"Well the Real Thing is back in town/ Ask me if you wanna know the way to Coolsville," invites singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones in her song about that mythical burg. Audience members can take Jones up on her offer at her concert in the Prospect Park band shell on June 15, when the 50-year-old, flaxen-haired chanteuse kicks off the annual Celebrate Brooklyn performing arts series. Comment.

LIFE’S A BEACH

Cannes, France - At the 58th Cannes International Film Festival - now known simply as Festival de Cannes - GO Brooklyn tracked down several filmmakers and artists who created works for film. Comment.

Not everyone’s invited to Marty’s public meet Dean St. group bans outsiders

Atlantic Yards: If you ban them, he will come. Comment.

MUZZLED Markowitz dumps Diamondstone from CB2

During the public session of the Community Board 2 meeting Wednesday night, longtime board member Ken Diamondstone announced he had been removed from the board by Borough President Marty Markowitz. Comment.

STAY PUT! Beep says Ratner will protect the displaced

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Marty Markowitz attempted this week to allay the fears of tenants who may be displaced by the proposed Atlantic Yards project. Comment.

Bridge march rips Brooklyn development

Atlantic Yards: Nearly 500 protesters crossed the Brooklyn Bridge Tuesday evening in a show of solidarity against Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards development and other contentious projects. Comment.

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