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Saturday, Aug. 19, 2006

RACE TO CONEY

On Aug. 24 the "Movies With a View" outdoor film series in DUMBO concludes with a screening of Walter Hill’s cult classic, "The Warriors." The 1979 flick, shot on location throughout New York City, features a Coney Island gang, falsely accused of a killing, that must flee from the Bronx to its home turf while being pursued by vengeance-seeking thugs. Comment.

STATE OF THE UNION       

This weekend, you could be one of hundreds of New Yorkers who are fine-tuning their motor skills with a bocce ball in one hand and a beer in the other, sharpening their minds by sipping on a martini while reading Voltaire, or just plain head-banging to some good tunes. Comment.

MAMA MIA

Want to see Academy Award-winning actors perform in a classic drama on a Central Park stage? For free? Comment.

TRAGIC TALE

The Metropolitan Opera is bringing world-class opera to Marine Park, for free, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of "Met in the Parks." Comment.

TIPPING SCALES      

Until now, Kenan Thompson has been best known for his comedic work in movies like "Good Burger" and "Fat Albert" and on TV shows such as "Saturday Night Live" and "Kenan & Kel." Comment.

MORE THAN A TAVERN

Brooklyn Heights may be the prettiest neighborhood in the borough, but you can count the good eateries among its blocks on one hand. With Jack the Horse Tavern, owners Tim Oltmans and his business manager-wife Micki Schubert hope to improve the nabe’s culinary reputation. Comment.

HOT ON THE SCENT       

Let’s talk about sex, Baby. Comment.

PROUD TO BE ABNORMAL

News coverage about a curator shuffle at the Brooklyn Museum suggested that the museum’s exhibition schedule would soon become a bleak array of drivel targeted to the lowest common denominator. Comment.

BACK FOR MORE       

Revisiting a restaurant I’ve loved is a tricky business. If I make a big deal about a place, recalling each dish over the months, then I set myself up for disappointment the second time around. So I resisted going back to Amelia Ristorante in Bay Ridge for almost a year. Comment.

Flatiron on Flatbush

Downtown plan: It looks like the lovechild of the Flatiron Building and a spaceship — but this just-unveiled rendering of a luxury condo planned for the gateway to Downtown is the latest attempt to bring Manhattan across the river. Comment.

My Featured Organic Wine for August:Domaine St. Nicholas, “Gammes en May”

Advertorial: Certified Biodynamic! So much more than simply “organic”, Bio-dynamic viticulture includes understanding the ecological, the energetic and the spiritual in nature. Biodynamic vineyards have healthy, fertile, “living” soil. Weeds and “pests” are managed without the use of commercial chemicals. Organic fertilizers are applied at different times of the year to nourish the roots, the leaves and the fruit of the plant. Harvesting is done by hand, and no sulphites are added Comment.

Hillary flips on a-park-ments

Bridge ‘Park’: That didn’t take long. Comment.

State’s only Atlantic yards public hearing set for Wednesday

Atlantic Yards: The state’s only public hearing on the Atlantic Yards arena, office and housing mega-development will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23. Comment.

Fourth-to-Flatbush two-step proposed as Yards traffic fix

Atlantic Yards: Call it the “Fourth-to-Flatbush Two-Step.” Comment.

4 hours seal Brooklyn’s fate

Editorial: Wednesday marks the first day of the rest of Brooklyn’s life. Comment.

Art attack!

For a museum that once hanged a painting of the Virgin Mary adorned with elephant dung, a behind-the-scenes staffing change would seem like the last thing to cause controversy. Comment.

Minerva keeps view

Development: The Goddess of War won another battle this week. Comment.

More groups want more time

Atlantic Yards: Dozens of elected officials, activists, Brooklyn residents, community board members and even some Atlantic Yards supporters called this week for an extension of the public comment period on Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project — but the state agency overseeing the project said the approval process is moving full steam ahead. Comment.

A slice of Red Hook

Red Hook: He owns a much-loved pizzeria on the edge of Red Hook, but Gino Vitale knows the future is in condos. Comments (3).

Smartmom a big mouth to little sis

Smartmom: Last week, Diaper Diva’s red-haired daughter, Ducky, celebrated her second birthday and her very first birthday in the United States. Comment.

Red hot Red Hook? How’s ‘lukewarm’

Red Hook: Dianna Munz knows hot. Comment.

White flight … to Brooklyn

Atlantic Yards: Brooklyn is getting whiter, the Census Bureau reported last week, confirming many residents’ unscientific observations. Comment.

A Cyclone worthy of A-Rod

Cyclones: One of the only hole in the Cyclones lineup during the team’s recent surge to first place has been Jonathan Sanchez. Comment.

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