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Saturday, July 16, 2005

MAKE A SPLASH

As the summer heats up, cool off for free at city beaches, open since May 28, and in city pools, which opened June 25. Comment.

COMING HOME

Some dreams are worth the wait. Comment.

TIPTON RETURNS

When Chelsea Tipton II replaced conductor Robert Spano for the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s final concert this season, a 50th anniversary all-Gershwin spectacular, the response from audiences and critics was overwhelmingly positive. Comment.

HOT PLATES

You know you’ve succeeded in the catering business when the rich and famous are feasting on your specialties. Comment.

CORRECTION

The July 2/9, 2005 issue of GO Brooklyn, listed an incorrect telephone number for Graziella’s restaurant. The correct number is (718) 789-5663. Also, an incorrect number was listed in "Where to GO" for tickets to The Sackett Group’s production of "Suddenly Last Summer." The correct number is (212) 868-4444. We regret the errors. Comment.

SEND IN THE CLONES

Seven years after he helped protect humanity from a killer asteroid in "Armageddon," actor Steve Buscemi has reunited with director Michael Bay and co-star Michael Clarke Duncan for another high-octane action flick, "The Island." Comment.

ODD MAN OUT

People who love baseball and hate George W. Bush may find much of interest in Paul Boocock’s "Boocock’s House of Baseball" at The Flea Theater in SoHo but there’s not much else to recommend the one-man show. Comment.

ROOFER’S DOUBLE LIFE

On Tuesday, PBS airs the U.S. broadcast premiere of the positively chilling documentary, "The Brooklyn Connection," by Netherlands native Klaartje Quirijns. Comment.

Downtown development more than just the Nets

Atlantic Yards: New York City will be changing dramatically over the next two decades as developers take advantage of the up-zoning that is being completed by the Bloomberg administration. Vast spaces throughout the city have already been rezoned for increased development. The most visible being the Hudson Yards in west Midtown Manhattan. Comment.

Eminent domain fight

Atlantic Yards: In response to the Supreme Court’s ruling last month affirming the right of governments to take private property in the name of economic development, bills are gaining momentum in both the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate that would bar federal tax dollars from being used for projects that employ eminent domain. Comment.

Wal-Mart’s thinking outside the big box

National discount retailer Wal-Mart is so interested in opening a store in New York City, and specifically Brooklyn, they’re willing to change their big-box-store image, executives said at a June 30 meeting with Brooklyn reporters. Comment.

MTA receives rival bid for Atlantic Yards News Analysis

Atlantic Yards: At first glance, the May 24 issuance of a request for proposals by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for the development rights over the state agency’s Vanderbilt Yards train tracks seemed a mere formality. Comment.

TERMINAL TERROR FEAR Study calls Atlantic Ave subway-LIRR complex prime spot for attack

Less than a week after a terrorist attack on the underground subway system in London left more than 52 dead and 700 injured, a document examining the vulnerability of a once and potentially future target in Brooklyn has been released. Comment.

Where the streets have two names

Cyclones: There’s a guy on the diamond at Keyspan Park who’s named after a Brooklyn street. Comment.

This week, talk about ‘Todays’

Play’s the Thing: Brooklyn Papers Cyclones Coverage Comment.

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