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Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005

DINING FOR DOLLARS

On Wednesday, the Brooklyn Restaurant Association and the New York Wine and Grape Foundation will present "New York Wines & Dines in Brooklyn," an evening of wine and food-tasting at the Sacred Hearts/St. Stephen Catholic school in Carroll Gardens. Comment.

LURED BY HISTORY

Returning to the neighborhood where he grew up to make "The Squid and the Whale," his most personal movie to date, Park Slope native Noah Baumbach says he not only relived powerful childhood emotions, but also uncovered valuable clues regarding the direction he wants to take his work. Comment.

PUPPET REGIME

The DUMBO-based Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theatre brings the age-old Czech tradition of puppet theater to the Grand Army Plaza Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch this fall with "The Bass Saxophone." Comment.

SOLDIER’S STORY

Unlike a documentary about an historical event dusty with age, 36-year-old Bushwick filmmaker Garrett Scott’s "Operation: Dreamland" was shot as the events unfolded. Comment.

GOOD & LOUD

Entering the Japanese-French fusion restaurant Dish, in Bay Ridge, I was struck by two things: the beauty of the place and the intensity of the music. Comment.

ANTIC ’CRAWL’

Why walk along this Sunday’s Atlantic Antic street fair when you can crawl? Comment.

Cruise ship to dock in Red Hook Saturday

A Red Hook cruise ship terminal will not be completed for months, but on Saturday morning, a transatlantic luxury liner will dock, or at least make a pit stop, at Pier 12 off Pioneer Street. Comment.

Pols OK waterfront ‘park’…but Seek to shrink size of towers, apartments

Local elected officials seemed this week to want to have their cake and eat it, too, when it comes to plans for Brooklyn Bridge Park. Comment.

Citizens have their say over ‘park’ plan       

A mix of complaints and praise were showered upon the planners of Brooklyn Bridge Park Monday night in the only public hearing scheduled on the effect the development would have on the surrounding area. Comment.

MAKE IT SMALLER Marty downsizes his support for Ratner

Atlantic Yards: Borough President Marty Markowitz has urged that developer Bruce Ratner downsize his Atlantic Yards mega-development, a project vigorously supported by Markowitz since 2003. Comment.

VEGAS BY THE SEA Developer shows new vision of Coney

Over the next few weeks, the city Department of Parks and Recreation will decide who gets to operate Brooklyn’s favorite rickety ride — the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster. Comment.

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