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Friday, Nov. 11, 2005

COMFORT FOOD ALL DAY LONG

You can count on one hand the number of inexpensive little diners - once called luncheonettes, then coffee shops - left in Brooklyn neighborhoods. In Windsor Terrace, there isn’t a single place near Fort Hamilton Parkway that fits that description. Comment.

SINGLES MIXER

If there are two things America knows about its men, it’s that they can’t cook and they love power tools. Comment.

MILES OF TILES

The Brooklyn Philharmonic kicks off its fourth season of "Music Off the Walls" on Nov. 13 with its "Jewish Mosaic" program. Sunday’s concert will explore - through music - the themes and ideas presented in the current Brooklyn Museum exhibition, "Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire." Comment.

COLD COMFORT

Whether you’re the one hosting Thanksgiving this year, or you’re in search of a memorable dessert to bring to dinner, it’s always a safe bet to try it before you buy it. On Nov. 12 and Nov. 13, Brooklyn’s Cold Stone Creamery stores are offering free samples of their ice cream cakes. Comment.

BUZZ ON ’BEE SEASON’

"Bee Season" is a beautifully filmed, well-acted, contemporary family drama, which, while not always completely faithful, strives to maintain the spirit of the best-selling novel of the same name, penned by Kensington author Myla Goldberg. Comment.

MERCURY FOUND IN TOWER Toothy stuff for Magic and condo developers

Atlantic Yards: City inspectors have found dangerous levels of mercury vapor in the Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower, the landmark building at 1 Hanson Place which is being converted into luxury condominium apartments by Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s development company. Comments (1).

Atlantic Yards ‘is not blighted,’ says Green Assemblyman speaks against eminent domain

Atlantic Yards: Speaking before fellow state legislators at a hearing on eminent domain last Friday, assemblyman Roger Green challenged the legality of exercising eminent domain in his Prospect Heights district, where up to 11 acres could be condemned to accomodate Forest City Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project. Comment.

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