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City Planning OK’s Ikea       

In a unanimous vote, the City Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the proposal to build an Ikea megastore on the Red Hook waterfront. Comment


The Heights Players’ 49th season will include old favorites, new material and, a special treat for subscribers, a two-for-the-price-of-one double-bill with Tony Kushner’s "Angel’s in America." "’Guys and Dolls,’ ’Anything Goes’ and ’South Pacific’ are very popular," member-at-large John Bourne told GO Brooklyn. "We’re also doing the new plays this year hoping to get more people interested." Comment


Fifth Avenue has its share of bistros, Thai places and bars, but finding simple American cooking at reasonable prices takes work. Comment


"Straight on ’Til Morning," a new play now at 78th Street Theatre Lab, is supposedly inspired by J.M. Barrie’s "Peter Pan"; the title is from his directions to Neverland. But while Barrie’s enchanting tale has been delighting people of all ages for 100 years, "Straight on ’Til Morning" has an appeal that is mostly limited to a generation still carded at the Williamsburg bar the play depicts, and it will hopefully be forgotten when it closes on Sept. 25. Comment


They say time flies when you’re having fun and few have provided Brooklyn with as much rollicking talent as the Good Coffeehouse concert series in Park Slope, now celebrating three decades of bringing bluegrass, old-time, acoustic blues, world and folk music to the borough. Comment


Anyone who might see a theme in the Gallery Players choosing both "The Full Money" and "Hair" for their 38th season would be mistaken, says Gallery Players President Heather Curran. Despite the fact that both plays contain male nudity, she insists it was "just one of those wonderful things. The selection committee looks for plays that would make a nice variety for our subscribers." Comment


Overlooking the Brooklyn waterfront in DUMBO is an 8,000-square-foot space that has been the home to several short-lived restaurants. Its latest occupant is Bubby’s, the second outpost of the country-style restaurant that has been dishing out meatloaf and fixings to TriBeCa families since 1990. Comments (1)


On Sunday, Sept. 19, Williamsburg will celebrate its 18th annual Parade and Dog Show. Comment


The Art + Commerce Festival will feature the works of 60 up-and-coming photographers from the tri-state area in the historic Tobacco Warehouse abutting the revamped Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park, beginning Sept. 17. The free "2004 Festival of Emerging Photographers" opens on Friday with a private gala and opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 18, during regular park hours. Comment


John Boorman has remained an enigma throughout his four decade-long career as a director. Comment

Clones ride fast into the playoffs

Play’s the Thing: The Cyclones’ season seems to ride along much like a trip on the roller coaster for which the team is named. There’s a long, slow ascent, as most of the future members of the Cyclones short-season team take part in extended spring training in Florida, or perform for college teams prior to the baseball draft in early June. Meanwhile, the full-season teams in minor league baseball begin their seasons in early April. Comment

Tijerina keeps Clones cool — by taking them to Coney Island

Cyclones: On the day of the Cyclones’ playoff opener at home against Tri-City, the team checked out of their temporary quarters in a Bay Ridge hotel. It was around 11 am, and the Clones had a window of a few hours before they had to report to Keyspan Park for that evening’s game. Comment

2 days of rain delay Cyclones playoffs

Cyclones: TROY, NY — The Brooklyn Cyclones drive for a New York-Penn League championship has been stalled. Comment

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