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Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005

TOST OF THE TOWN

It’s not difficult to find panini in Brooklyn, but finding perfectly grilled panini with interesting fillings takes a little work. Joe Eloriagga, the chef and owner of Tost, a panini and wine bar in Park Slope, offers plenty of the grilled sandwiches with great fillings such as sardines with roasted tomato and red pepper mayonnaise; prosciutto San Danielle, mozzarella and fig compote; and Gorgonzola dolce, slivers of green apple and caramelized onion. Comment.

’JACKET’ REQUIRED

Matthew Modine was a 24-year-old actor when cast as Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Vietnam epic "Full Metal Jacket." Comment.

FAMILY AFFAIR

The repertoire for cello and piano is a healthy one. Comment.

BE A SPORT

On Nov. 1, former New York Mets All-Star first baseman Keith Hernandez (pictured) steps up to the plate for the Cobble Hill Health Center. Funds raised at the annual "Field of Dreams" benefit, which is chaired by Hernandez and hosted by Warner Wolf, are earmarked for a planned assisted living center for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Comment.

CORRECTION

In "Cam’ron on location" [GO Brooklyn, Oct. 22, 2005] the timing of the release of Cam’ron’s DVD and CD, both titled "Killa Season," was incorrect. Both items will be released in February 2006. We regret the error. Comment.

OLD WORLD FLAVORS

There’s a funny cast of characters behind the recently opened Cibo e Gente on Smith Street. Comment.

’HOLIDAY’ SEASON

Legendary theater-film actress Ruby Dee was at The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Billie Holiday Theatre on Wednesday to celebrate the organization’s acceptance of an unprecedented $900,000 commitment from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz’s capital budget funds. Comment.

CLOSE CALL

Happily, autumn has arrived, and with it a flurry of gala invitations to fabulous parties - aka GO Girl column fodder. On Tuesday night, GO Girl gratefully stashed her invite to the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s "2005 Next Wave Gala" in her ruffled handbag, slipped on her impossibly high heels and staggered off to Fort Greene. Comment.

SCARY PARK

On Halloweeen, the Brooklyn Academy of Music invites trick-or-treaters (left) to its "BAM BOO!," held in front of the building located on Lafayette Avenue between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street in Fort Greene. Comment.

Ratner picks Philly firm for mega-project

Atlantic Yards: They’ll be working on the railroad. Comment.

‘Affordable’ units may go to Crown Hts       

Atlantic Yards: Forest City Ratner is considering the acquision of the former St. Mary’s Hospital in Crown Heights, leading some to speculate that the 3-acre site could be used for the affordable housing component of the proposed Atlantic Yards mega-project. Comments (1).

Ratner execs huddle with heads of CB2       

Atlantic Yards: A private meeting between Forest City Ratner executives and the executive committee of Community Board 2 has left some who were excluded up in arms. Comment.

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