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The Dollhaus gallery in Williamsburg is currently exhibiting the work of photographer Bambi the Mermaid. The show, on display through Dec. 19, has a name that’s as arresting as that of the artist herself - "Freakshow Pin-Ups." Comment


The author of the latest compelling fiction about the cruelty, superficiality and nastiness of middle school-aged girls is coming to Park Slope next week. Comment


It’s a woman’s world at the new Jolie Restaurant on Atlantic Avenue. The name of the cafe, which opened Oct. 27, means "pretty" in French, and pretty it is. Comment


The Charlie Pineapple Theatre Company’s production of John Steinbeck’s "Of Mice and Men," opens on Friday, Dec. 3, in Williamsburg. Comment


Wollman Rink’s 26,000 square feet of ice opened Nov. 24 for the 2004-2005 season. Located between the lake and the Concert Grove in Prospect Park, the ice skating rink offers amenities such as skate rental ($5) and a snack bar. Comment


The word "fusion" is overused in food writing and employed, sometimes with disastrous effects, by chefs. But for the last couple of years, fusion had been leaving diners’ vocabularies as kitchen professionals took global ingredient mixing as a natural evolution in their cooking and stopped using the fusion label. Comment


David Gordon, who choreographed, directs and performs in Pick Up Performance’s production of Eugene Ionesco’s "The Chairs" at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, has a long history with that piece of furniture. Comment

Groups seek to downzone DUMBO

Moments after the City Planning Commission voted to approve a rezoning application by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society that would allow the construction of four 12- to 20-story towers to be built on the eastern edge of DUMBO’s lower-scale warehouse district, DUMBO Neighborhood Association director Nancy Webster cornered a representative from Brooklyn’s City Planning office. Comment

Charge CB6 chair Armer with Ratner    conflict

Atlantic Yards: A group of anti-Atlantic Yards community activists have filed a complaint with the city’s Conflicts of Interest Board charging that Community Board 6 chairman Jerry Armer’s job with the Metrotech Business Improvement District conflicts with his role as leader of the board in discussing the plan for a basketball arena, office skyscrapers and 13 apartment buildings in Prospect Heights. Comment


Bang on a Can appearances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music are known as much for their regularity as their daring. Comment


Kicking off Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts’ 50th anniversary season, Leslie Uggams performed Nov. 20 at Brooklyn College’s Walt Whitman Theater. Comment


One World Symphony’s first "Cellobration" was such a big hit last fall that it is being revived as an annual event, according to artistic director, founder and conductor Sung Jin Hong. Comment


Atlantic Yards: A competing developer’s plans for a portion of the Atlantic Yards site could throw a monkey wrench into Bruce Ratner’s dream of building a basketball arena, four office skyscrapers and 13 high-rise apartment buildings in Prospect Heights, The Brooklyn Papers has learned. Comment

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