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Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006

BOB LIKES BROOKLYN

Redford unveils plans to set up Sundance outpost in Ft. Greene

Giddy with excitement, Brooklyn’s VIPs welcomed Robert Redford to Fort Greene on Thursday. The actor-director made the trek to the Brooklyn Academy of Music - with a considerable entourage - to announce his Sundance Film Institute’s planned collaboration with BAM, "Creative Latitude," which will kick off in May. Comment.

BONE APPETIT

No bones about it, the dog-eat-dog world is a thing of the past. These days, it’s more of a dog-eat-gourmet-biscuit landscape. At least that’s the case in Brooklyn, where hungry hounds can enjoy a variety of freshly baked, wholesome snacks. Comment.

HEAVY METAL

Inspired by the industrial landscape photography in the Brooklyn Museum’s current exhibition, "Manufactured Landscapes" by artist Edward Burtynsky, the Brooklyn Philharmonic’s Jan. 15 concert will feature music for metallic instruments. Comment.

’BANG’ UP JOB

Expect the unexpected when the unconventional Foundry Theatre brings "Major Bang, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Dirty Bomb" to DUMBO’s St. Ann’s Warehouse, beginning Jan. 18. Comment.

ONES TO WATCH

Prospect Heights’s Impact Theater is staging nine new works in a broad-ranging, two-week "Winter One-Act Festival" that begins on Jan. 19. Comment.

BACK TO THE FUTURA

Futura Bistro Modern may not be located on the prettiest stretch of Park Slope’s Ninth Street, but don’t let the landscape scare you away. Inside, the restaurant is brick-walled and cozy with just enough 21st-century touches - like a long, moodily lit bar lined with red, tulip-shaped bar stools (pictured) and oversized chandeliers - to warrant its name. Comment.

PREACHING TO THE CHOIR

Ah, Windsor Terrace. So near Prospect Park. Friendly neighbors. Decent schools. But the dining options are - let me be generous - only so-so. Comment.

Ratner’s plan kills 1,100 parking spaces        

Atlantic Yards: Where will all the cars go? Comments (1).

Residents on Carroll Gardens:        

Atlantic Yards: Carroll Gardens is the latest community that wants to restrict the size of “ugly” new buildings. Comment.

Norman finally locked up, briefly

Brooklyn Angle: In the end, Clarence Norman’s fall was anti-climactic. Comment.

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