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Saturday, March 11, 2006

PAWS TO REFLECT

Wegman show kicks off at Brooklyn Museum

William Wegman is more than a dog photographer. Comment.

EASY TO LIKE

When Stan Williams opened Stan’s Place in January 2005, he wanted to offer the Boerum Hill community a comfortable cafe with the feel of New Orleans. It’s a city that’s close to Williams’s heart, and the customers enjoyed his down-by-the-Bayou po’ boys, spicy gumbos and bananas Foster. But Williams longed to serve full meals, too, where his guests could really dig into Big Easy favorites. Comment.

MOTHER KNOWS BEST

As the first episode of the last season of "The Sopranos" nears, it seems fitting to kick off the event with a proper Italian festa. Just as the Academy Awards have spawned in-home Oscar parties, Brooklynites can prepare their intimate "Sopranos" soiree with "Entertaining with The Sopranos," a new book written by Carmela Soprano (along with Allen Rucker and cookbook author Michele Scicolone). Comment.

VAUDEVILLE NOW

Williamsburg resident Trav S.D., author of "No Applause, Just Throw Money: The Book that Made Vaudeville Famous," will share his considerable expertise at the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch on March 11 at 4 pm. Comment.

DISHING IT OUT     

What’s the best way to enjoy a meal? Comment.

FITS TO A TEE

Gowanus do-it-yourselfer Megan Nicolay has written a book illustrating 108 ways to be on the cutting edge of fashion - cheaply. Comment.

ROUND ROBBINS

While Hollywood studios lament over diminished box-office receipts due to changing viewing patterns, Brooklyn-born filmmaker and TV producer Brian Robbins says he worries that technology, piracy and new DVD release strategies are going to translate into even fewer people watching movies on the big-screen. Comment.

Ratner-ACORN deal is finalized

Bruce Ratner has finalized a long-standing promise that his $3.5-billion arena and residential project would be linked to 600-1,000 below-market-rate condo units. Comment.

Port Authority seeks a few good taxis        

Hey, taxi — the Port Authority is hailing you. Comments (1).

Everybody’s got a plan for future of Red Hook

There are a whole lot of contendas on the waterfront in Red Hook. Comment.

Hindy: I’m all in        

Atlantic Yards: Let the boycott really begin! Comment.

Demolition begins for Nets arena

Atlantic Yards: Bruce Ratner’s demolition of buildings within the Atlantic Yards footprint has begun — albeit one brick at a time. Comment.

Are you  adventurous?

Advertorial: I love to discover new things! Life is just too short to limit yourself to a routine of the same old things, over and over. While I do have a few “old favorites”, when I’m in a restaurant and I see a dish I’ve never tried, I’ll order it. I’ll go to a gallery or museum to see the works of an artist I may have read about or heard of, but whose work I haven’t seen before. To me, discovery Comment.

The good & bad of Hepcat’s job

Smartmom: Break out the Proseco! Hepcat’s got a full-time job with a computer start-up in Manhattan. And Smartmom could really use a drink, because she’s still reeling from the changes this has brought to her household. Comment.

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