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Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005

’YAK’ IT UP

There’s a buzz in the Slope about Y Canteen’s skewers

A quick glance at Y Canteen on Sixth Avenue would lead one to believe that the eatery is another slick, Park Slope sushi bar. All the elements are there, from the bar where a chef slices and rolls to the rows of wooden tables with benches. Comment.

PRESTO CHANGE-O

ON THEIR TOES

Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, who has beguiled audiences with his lavish, breathtaking period films and recently found success with "Hero" and "House of Flying Daggers" has stepped away from the camera to direct a ballet. Comment.

To the Editor

Letters: I am writing to thank you and Paulanne Simmons for the glorious review we received [“Afternoon Delight,” GO Brooklyn, Sept. 3]. Our crowd doubled in size on Sunday as a result of the great press. Comment.

ACTING OUT

Although "Loggerheads" director Tim Kirkman is a proud Brooklynite, on the eve of his third film’s opening, the filmmaker is in ... Los Angeles. Comments (1).

SCORE TO SETTLE

Lovers of indie, makers of mayhem: Mark your calendars and rehearse your heckling skills. You’ll want to be prepared for Oct. 5, when "Girls vs. Boys: Battle of the Indie Pop Bands" enters round three at Williamsburg’s Trash Bar. Comment.

STILL IN THE ’CITY’

Cynthia Nixon says she and her two children have not moved to Park Slope, contrary to published reports. Comment.

COAT DRIVE

As the weather cools and the time nears to swap your summer clothes for warmer threads, a local businessman asks Brooklynites to consider donating their "gently-used" coats to the National Cleaners Association’s "Coats for Kids" drive. Comment.

FIRE EATERS

On Oct. 2, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 12th annual Chile Pepper Fiesta celebrates the fiery fruits with a day of tastings, demonstrations, lectures and performance. Comment.

Charge Ratner bought arena plan’s support

Atlantic Yards: If you fund BUILD, they will come … and support your project. Comment.

CB2 lags on review of ‘park’       

Community Board 2, which encompasses most of the neighborhoods that would surround the 1.3-mile Brooklyn Bridge Park housing, commercial and open-space waterfront development, has thus far been silent on the contentious plan, while CB6, a board whose district grazes the southern end of the proposed development, has held or participated in repeated hearings to discuss the plan and its potential impacts. Comment.

CRUISIN’ Luxury liner docks in Hook

A crowd turned out to welcome her, and the gleaming white ship with the bellowing horn, which burst out louder than even the amplified booming of Borough President Marty Markowitz’s voice, didn’t disappoint. Comment.

Ratner to bar public from promised park       

Atlantic Yards: Plans for a glorious, 52,000-square-foot publicly accessible recreational space on the roof of Bruce Ratner’s proposed Frank Gehry-designed basketball arena will not be open to the public, according to a document released last week by the state authority acting as lead agent for the project. Comment.

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