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Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006

MOTHERS OF INVENTION

It takes a mother - or, in the case of Tazza, a bakery and wine bar that opened in Brooklyn Heights in October, two moms - to know what a mother needs. Comment.

WISH YOU WERE HERE

THE ROYAL’S TREATMENT

Most restaurants begin with a concept. Perhaps a chef or restaurateur envisions a rustic Italian place that specializes in grilled food or they want to open an eatery specializing in global, small plate dining. Comment.

BOOGIE FEVER

Whether you grew up with four wheels permanently attached to your feet or your only connection to roller-skating is an abiding lust for Heather Graham’s character in "Boogie Nights," the Prospect Park Alliance Junior Committee wants you at their third annual roller-disco party on the ice at Wollman Rink on Feb. 10. Comment.

CLASSY COMBO

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, chocolate lovers (and the people who love them) can meet CaryMo Chocolates and Confections owner Cary Becraft (pictured), who will offer samples of her handcrafted wares at The Greene Grape in Fort Greene on Thursday. Comment.

YOU ARE KEANU

Director James Hooks will stage his adaptation of the Keanu Reeves-Patrick Swayze extreme-sports blockbuster "Point Break" at Williamsburg’s Galapagos Art Space, beginning Feb. 10. Comment.

SNEAK PEEK

The final performance of Irondale Ensemble Project’s presentation of "Wasted: The History Mystery of Public Education in the United States and How it Got That Way" will be staged on Saturday. Comment.

HEIGHTS PLAYERS TURN 50

The Heights Players commemorated their 50th anniversary with dinner and dancing at Williamsburg’s Giando on the Water on Saturday. Comment.

DDDB back online at libraries        

The company that filters Web sites for Manhattan public libraries has decided that Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn isn’t smut after all. Comment.

The fighting Irish at Beep’s party        

Atlantic Yards: Call it Sister Act, Brooklyn-style. Comment.

Deal saves Minerva’s Liberty view

It’s a conspiracy of silence for the Goddess of War. Comment.

City OK with loss of Cocoa port

The Brooklyn waterfront, once the nation’s top cocoa port, is melting away — and city officials admit it’s because they don’t have the sweet-tooth anymore Comment.

‘F’ bagel store sticks it to MTA

Brooklyn Angle: Ahmed Samhan has turned the tables — make that the alphabet — on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Comment.

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