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Saturday, Oct. 22, 2005

TREASURE MAP

Emerging Artists International’s "NYC Citywide Open Studios Tour" shifts its focus to Brooklyn this weekend. Comment.

FARM FRESH

If the leaves are falling, it must be time for another edition of "New French Connection" at the BAM Rose Cinemas. This annual series of recent films includes two veteran directors as well as two filmmakers presenting their sophomore efforts. Comment.

WAR HORSE

The Gallery Players are at it again with another timeless production. Comment.

CAM’RON ON LOCATION

Lately, it appears that musicians as widely varied as New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi and hip-hop artist Cam’ron (center of photo at left) and his Harlem-based posse, the Diplomats, want to be identified with Brooklyn. Comment.

ALL-YOU-CAN ’EATS’ BUFFET

There are few things Brooklynites like more than a good meal. That truism was in evidence on Monday night when about 1,000 noshers from the borough and beyond piled into the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott in Downtown Brooklyn for the ninth annual "Brooklyn Eats Food, Wine & Beer Tasting Festival." Comment.

’MYSTERY’ BALLET

Brooklyn Ballet makes its main-stage debut at Long Island University’s newly opened Kumble Theater of the Performing Arts this weekend. The company’s ethnically diverse nine-dancer cast will perform "Mystery Sonatas," a contemporary ballet choreographed by artistic director Lynn Parkerson. Comment.

Ratner exec admits funding supporters       

Atlantic Yards: A top Forest City Ratner official for the first time this week acknowledged that the development company has been paying large sums of money to organizations offering what they’ve presented as grassroots neighborhood support for the proposed Atlantic Yards development. Comment.

Public packs Ratner meet Hundreds cheer & jeer Atlantic Yards project

Atlantic Yards: The boos of dissenters and jeers of supporters resounded throughout a packed Downtown Brooklyn auditorium Tuesday night as the state agency leading developer Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards project heard testimony in the first of two public hearings on the plan. Comment.

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