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Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005

TAKE IT EASY

Shopping for the holidays has just been made easier with cars that are parked around Brooklyn for members to drive by the hour - instead of owning their own vehicles. Comment.

ARTFUL CLUES

In Jonathan Santlofer’s latest novel, no one is safe from a madman bearing a matte knife - not the museum curator or an elderly artist in her Tarrytown studio. Santlofer, an author and a painter, writes about what he knows best - New York’s art world - so obviously, that’s where his charmingly idiosyncratic characters must be slain. Comment.

JAZZ JOINT

Few restaurants come with a proprietor whose history is as colorful as Night and Day’s Judy Joice. Comment.

LIVE ART

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food," the armchair says. Comment.

KNITTING NATIONS TOGETHER

FAMILY ’KITCHEN’

Rosemarie Motta doesn’t want to brag, but she makes a "killer carrot cake." Comment.

GAP FIREWORKS

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, pyrotechnic chrysanthemums, peonies and weeping willows will light up the night sky above Grand Army Plaza in the borough’s annual 20-minute fireworks display. Comment.

BELTING IT OUT

Bedford-Stuyvesant-based designer Sarah Morgan (pictured) has invented a new must-have accessory for women who like to do everything from shopping to clubbing without a bulky purse: a belt-bag. Comment.

Carolers to Bruce: You’re a Scrooge!

Atlantic Yards: At first glance, the carolers — with their red-and-green felt hats, their sheet music and their accordion accompaniment — appeared to be just another group of holiday mirth-makers on Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue this week. Comment.

DEMOLITION MAN Ratner preps Atlantic Yards site

Atlantic Yards: It has begun: Bruce Ratner has started clearing the site of his proposed Atlantic Yards arena, residential and office mega-project. Comment.

Real New Yorkers LOVE the transit strike

Brooklyn Angle: The transit strike is the best thing that could ever happen to us — even if some of us can’t see it. Comment.

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