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Saturday, May 6, 2006

SUNDANCE EAST

On May 11, "Sundance Institute at BAM" kicks off with an invitation-only screening of the film, "Little Miss Sunshine." Comment.

PEEK AT THE JONESES

Whether looking to meet their neighbors, to find inspiration for their own interior design project or just to get some exercise, decorating junkies won’t want to miss this month’s house tours in Brooklyn Heights and Fort Greene. Comment.

INDIE THREADS

After three years, fashion-forward Brooklynites - with a heart - know the place to be is by the runway at Tuesday’s annual "Fashion on Fulton & Friends" event at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment.

ELVIS RETURNS

On May 12, Alan Broadbent conducts the Brooklyn Philharmonic in a performance of Elvis Costello’s "Suite from Il Sogno (The Dream)." Comment.

REKINDLED ROMANCE

Cocotte was the only French bistro on Fifth Avenue when it opened in 2002. Not long afterward, this commercial strip of 99-cent stores and greasy spoons began a culinary turnaround. Joining the few intrepid restaurateurs, like Cocotte’s owners Bill and Christine Snell, came chefs who opened French cafes, Thai places, Italian trattorias and bars. Comment.

EASY BEING GREEN

While Brooklyn furniture makers and product designers are already sought after for their clever concepts, top-notch craftsmanship and ironic wit, they’re increasingly getting a rep for an environmentally friendly work ethic, too. Comment.

CATERING TO CLIENTS

It’s no longer possible to make reservations at Restaurant Gia. Comment.

Who saved the Alpine theater?

The Alpine Cinema has been saved — now, who gets the credit? Comments (2).

Dated perks subsidize luxury condos throughout the city

Brooklyn’s first Feng Shui-themed luxury dwellings will be publicly subsidized — but affordable housing advocates aren’t feeling so serene about it. Comments (1).

Ratner hires rival’s chief        

Atlantic Yards: Touche, Tish! Comment.

Water Taxi heads to Fairway        

Who needs the highway to get to Fairway? Comment.

Toddler troubadour sings against Ratner

Atlantic Yards: If you’re under 10, this is your Woodstock: Children’s folk singer Dan Zanes — the Bob Dylan of the pre-school set — has joined the opposition to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project and will headline an anti-project concert next month. Comment.

Blacks blast Bruce        

Atlantic Yards: Is Bruce Ratner’s basketball card a race card? Comment.

On the hunt for Heath

Smartmom: Smartmom loved Heath Ledger in “Brokeback Mountain.” In fact, the scene in the tent with Jake really got her juices going. Literally. A little rough, a little raw, it was one of the best movie sex scenes in recent memory. Comment.

Ratner’s glossy fantasyland

Brooklyn Angle: You never know what you’re going to get in the morning mail: a glossy catalogue, a piece of political literature, some junk mail. Comment.

The Importance  of Tasting

Advertorial: I won’t buy a wine without tasting it, and why should you? (That thumping sound you hear is the sound of other wine merchants collapsing on the floor.) One of the things that I’m the most proud of with Red White & Bubbly is that my customers so often tell me that every wine they buy from me tastes good! Wine is an agricultural product: the quality of the wine is determined in the vineyard by grapes that re Comment.

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