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Saturday, Sept. 9, 2006

BROOKLYN ON NBC

When it comes to capturing the essence of a time and place on film or in a television series, Hollywood stars Delroy Lindo and Jeremy Sisto say there is no substitute for shooting in the actual location. Comment.

FOLK ART BORN FROM LOSS

Five years after Sept. 11 changed the Manhattan skyline forever, the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) is paying homage to the fallen Twin Towers by putting the memory-making into the hands of the people. Comment.

ECO-GRINGO    

As far as Sean Meenan knows, his Habana Outpost in Fort Greene is the first solar-powered restaurant/flea market/neighborhood gathering spot in New York City. The restaurateur, who owns two wildly popular spots in Nolita: Cafe Habana and Cafe Habana To-Go, chose the neighborhood for his first Brooklyn venture, because "everyone’s here," he says while gesturing to locals dining outdoors. Comments (1).

AL FRESCO ART

Sinks, sticks, steel and suitcases formed into provocative sculptures have invaded two DUMBO parks as part of the 24th annual Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s (BWAC) "Garden of Delights." Comment.

Paying off Ratner

Atlantic Yards: If Atlantic Yards shrinks, the public will pay more. Comments (1).

In other races…

Editorial: The Papers makes these endorsements. Comment.

25th Senate District

Atlantic Yards: 1. I will bring reform to Albany … The New York Times supports my campaign based largely on my ability to be a strong proponent of change. Comment.

Primary election smackdown

Development: They say you can’t tell the players without a scorecard — and you definitely can’t tell where the politicians stand without The Brooklyn Papers’ exclusive primary election candidate survey. Comment.

School in, and Slope’s Body Snatchers return

Smartmom: It’s hard enough returning to the routines of school so soon after Labor Day — the getting the kids up and out before eight in the morning, the scramble to scramble eggs for that all-important fortifying breakfast, the two hours of picking out an outfit — but that’s nothing compared to the annual Invasion of the Park Slope Body-Snatchers! Comment.

Climax in Fightin’ 11th: Donut hurled at Yassky

Atlantic Yards: Still facing criticism that his white skin makes him an inappropriate choice to represent a predominantly black congressional district, City Councilman David Yassky had a donut hurled in his direction in a racially charged press conference with Mayor Bloomberg at the very housing project where he launched his campaign in May. Comment.

57th Assembly District

Atlantic Yards: 1. My 20-year record of working in and with the community on tenant organizing, labor organizing. Comment.

18th Senate District

Atlantic Yards: Note: Despite repeated requests, candidate Tracy Boyland did not fill out our questionnaire. She also did not return repeated calls from The Brooklyn Papers. Comment.

20th Senate District

Atlantic Yards: Note: A third candidate, Anthony Alexis, declined repeated requests to participate in this valuable survey. Guillermo E. Philpotts did not provide a picture. Comment.

Do-over!

Brooklyn Angle: I realize that there is no cliche so tired, no complaint so insipid, no whine so tedious as the cry of the affluent, successful middle-aged white man. Comment.

Dogs win!

Under fire from leash-law sticklers, the city will enshrine in law a two-decade-old unofficial policy that has allowed Lassie, Rusty and Sparky to roam free in city parks. Comment.

For Congress in the 10th, Ed Towns

Editorial: In the 10th Congressional District — which stretches through central Brooklyn and includes parts of DUMBO, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill and Prospect Heights — voters are asked to choose between a candidate who’s right on local issues, and one attuned to foreign affairs but out to lunch domestically. Comment.

46th Assembly District

Atlantic Yards: 1. I have spent close to two decades working with neighbors, labor leaders, local activists and elected officials to help solve the problems affecting our community. Comment.

Welcome back to reality

Atlantic Yards: Nostalgic for summer already? Have you already forgotten that summer is a mixed bag, filled with balmy evening cocktails at Gowanus Yacht Club and mid-afternoon brunches on Alma’s rooftop — yet punctuated by heat waves, brownouts and the smells wafting across the Narrows? Comment.

Berrios pitches in with hurlers

Play’s the Thing: Brooklyn’s Professor of Pitching — Hector Berrios — spends his most effective hours toiling out-of-sight before games in the right-field bullpen, teaching his pupils in one-on-one sessions. Comment.

Cyclone killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?

Cyclones: They say the killer always returns to the scene of the crime, and this was borne out over the Labor Day weekend when Anthony Bocchino was spotted working as a security officer at Keyspan Park. Comment.

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