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Saturday, May 13, 2006

MOBSTER MASH

If watching fictional gay gangster Vito Spatafore shimmying around a bar with a bunch of guy pals to the tune “It’s Raining Men” is your idea of fun, the new Williamsburg dance show, “Sopranos Live!,” might be the perfect night out for you. Comment.

’FREEDOM’ CALL

For its final spring season concert, the Brooklyn Philharmonic performs a world premiere and welcomes back a conductor who made a splendid 2005 debut with the orchestra. Comment.

KNOWINGLY NAIVE

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) launches its 14th annual spring art show at the Red Hook pier on Saturday, offering an opportunity for the public to see the work of over 300 local artists. One of these, Russell Mehlman, is among the borough’s premier primitive artists. Comment.

NOT SO LONELY

Lonelyville? Comment.

LOOK SHARP

If there was anything BK Fashion Week(end) - a marathon of live music performances and runway shows featuring Brooklyn’s up-and-coming designers - taught us, it’s that the borough is long on style, creativity and attitude. Comment.

NO SQUARES HERE

Cube 63 is not your average, dimly lit sushi bar. Instead it’s a comfortable, family-run space, furnished to attract a youngish crowd who isn’t looking for attitude with their sushi. Comment.

WAGONS CIRCLE FOR BBG SALE

After big fire, Chase backs out

Chase bank has pulled out of deal to open a branch in a converted DUMBO industrial building owned by the same developer whose Greenpoint warehouse burnt down last week in a suspicious fire. Comment.

Marty snubs Ratner foes        

Atlantic Yards: A petty snub by the borough president or a show of respect for his mother — you decide. Comment.

Going Yard on Bruce        

Atlantic Yards: Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn unveiled a star-studded advisory board this week featuring some impressive names (unless you’re Andrea Peyser of the New York Post, that is). Several members of the board shared their reasons for opposing Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project with The Brooklyn Papers. Michelle Williams, actress, Boerum Hill “His vision will increase traffic, pollution and asthma. If Mr. Ratner l Comment.

Starchitect joins Bridge ‘park’ team

Architect Robert A.M. Stern will work as a consultant to the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development. Comment.

MEET MISS BROOKLYN        

Atlantic Yards: The “bride” will wear aluminum. Comment.

Everything’s Coming Up Rosés

Advertorial: It’s a hot summer day, and you’re enjoying a well deserved vacation. The sun is shining, there’s a light breeze blowing in off the Mediterranean. It’s lunchtime, so you take a table outside a small café and wonder what you should drink. Looking around you, you notice that at every table everyone is drinking... Rosé! Rosé wines, dry, not sweet, are the “official” casual Comment.

Ratner’s poster girl is unhappy

Brooklyn Angle: Sahara Meer is still angry. Place a copy of Bruce Ratner’s recent Atlantic Yards mailing on the table, and she’ll put her handbag over it. Show her the pictures of happy Brooklynites smiling for Ratner’s cameras and she’ll cringe. Comment.

RIP, Opal Abu Opalina

Smartmom: Last week, Hepcat woke Smartmom at midnight. Comment.

Ridge Palestinian march slams Israel’s existence

One people’s celebration is another people’s catastrophe. Comment.

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