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Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006

’WILD’ ABOUT IBSEN       

Director considers Norway’s love affair with its native playwright

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is following up the triumphant success of the March production of Henrik Ibsen’s "Hedda Gabler," with another Ibsen classic, "The Wild Duck." Comment.

HITS THE ’SPOT’

You want French, Italian, Thai and good old American bistro fare? Head to Fifth Avenue in Park Slope and there are plenty of options to chose from. But if you’re looking in this area for vegan dining, we wish you lotsa luck finding a soy burger. Comment.

SPECIAL LADY       

Call it beginner’s luck. Call it the right place at the right time. However you view it, The Farm on Adderley, a new restaurant in Ditmas Park, is getting off to a fine start. Comment.

TUMBLETY’S POV       

Even though cinematographer David Tumblety loves his life in Prospect Heights, he admits it is nice to get out of town once in a while. Comment.

NEW TALENT

When Christopher Eaves of Park Slope’s eavesdrop theater collective heard that he was one of the six recipients for the highly coveted Space Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX), he was jumping up and down with joy. The rehearsal space he got at BAX Annex, located in the Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, "couldn’t have been more perfect," the 39-year-old theater director told GO Brooklyn. Comment.

HAUNTING ’PHANTOM’

Those looking for a little Halloween fun that won’t result in a sugar-fueled frenzy and a trip to the dentist, might want to drop by the Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights on Friday for a special screening of the 1925 horror classic, "The Phantom of the Opera." Comment.

HOT SHOTS

A photographer who snares headlines in her own right for securing access to the world’s most sought after celebrities - such as Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’s baby Suri for the September issue of "Vanity Fair," Annie Leibovitz has now drawn the attention of the Brooklyn Museum, which opened an exhibition of 200 of her photographs on Friday. Comment.

TUMBLETY’S POV       

Even though cinematographer David Tumblety loves his life in Prospect Heights, he admits it is nice to get out of town once in a while. Comment.

CORRECTION

"Brooklyn Bites: Court Street" [GO Brooklyn, Oct. 7] incorrectly listed the days Mexicali is open for business. The restaurant is open every day. We regret the error. Comment.

Mickey Mouse plan

Red Hook: Elected officials from Washington to City Hall this week derided Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to turn the Red Hook and Cobble Hill waterfront into a maritime-themed tourist attraction as “Disney on the Waterfront.” Comment.

Room boom

Downtown plan: The Brooklyn Marriott’s 280-room annex has swung open its doors on Adams Street, bringing its total number of rooms in the often sold-out hotel to 660. Comment.

Trolley idea is derailed

Bridge ‘Park’: See our editorial. Comment.

Smartmom takes on homework, except when it’s been assigned

Smartmom: Smartmom was in one of her rages after attending Tuesday night’s discussion at the Seventh Avenue Barnes & Noble with the authors of The Case Against Homework: How Homework is Hurting Our Children and What We Can Do About It. Comment.

D’Town czar Chan’s ‘lofty’ business plan

Downtown plan: If you build it, they will come — but with two-million-square feet of office space being built in Downtown Brooklyn, planners still don’t know who “they” are. Comment.

Beloved music store to close

Development: Cobble Hill will lose another of its colorful institutions when the Musician’s General Store closes at the end of the month, squeezed out by soaring rents in the fast-changing neighborhood. Comments (1).

Did You Say WHITE Burgundy? Part 3

Advertorial: Our tour of the Chardonnay vineyards of Burgundy now brings us to the Côte de Beaune, a geologically mixed strip of land that is one of the most elaborately classified and historically documented parcels of real estate on earth. In the center is the medieval, walled town of Beaune, with its colorful, Flemish–inspired tile roofs, is the center of the Burgundian wine trade and the heart of the Côte d’Or. Comment.

Muslims, Jews break pita

Brooklyn Angle: You don’t see this very often. A group of Muslim men is bowing towards Mecca, kneeling in prayer and chanting “Allahu akbar” in the basement of a synagogue. Comment.

Artist collared

Police dragged a quirky Clinton Hill artist — and building code scofflaw — out of his home Wednesday, after the city declared his jerry-rigged, self-built mansion unsafe for him and his neighbors. Comment.

Now running for Beep, Owens won’t let debt — or loss — slow him down

Fresh from his last-place finish in a race to succeed his father in Congress, Chris Owens is preparing his next campaign: to be your next borough president. Comment.

Locals: City dragging feet at Owls Head

Development: Nearly a year has passed since Mayor Bloomberg promised to staunch the stench from the Owls Head Water Pollution Control Plant, and the update is … it still stinks. Comments (1).

Fossella virtually offended by Paper’s ‘Polly’

Friends for Vito Fossella has ended its online “friendship” with The Brooklyn Papers, following a Papers report showing that a Web site for the four-term Republican congressman’s campaign was filled with lurid content. Comment.

Bring back a trolley!

Editorial: Calls to restore trolley service to Brooklyn probably started the day after trolley service — like the Dodgers — left Brooklyn. Comment.

The calm in the storm

Randy Asher is young, cocky, and brash — and he wants your kids back. Comments (3).

Fourth Ave could get school for free

Development: Build a school, get aboard the Fourth Avenue gravy train. Comment.

Vito finds it really hard to be green

A respected environmental group celebrated the green values of New York City’s congressional delegation — except for one member, Rep. Vito Fossella. Comment.

Stinger bites two rivals

Coney Island: Give us the jellyfish! Comment.

Cheap housing advocates push for more changes in subsidy program

Development: Affordable housing advocates called on Mayor Bloomberg this week to quit subsidizing the construction of luxury apartments, saying his long-awaited reform proposal for a controversial property tax break didn’t go far enough. Comments (1).

300 millionth American from Brooklyn – maybe

The Census Bureau said the 300 millionth American was born on Tuesday at 7:46 am — and that he or she was not born in Brooklyn. Comment.

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