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A HIGHER ‘STANDARD’ Arts group refuses profile in Ratner ‘rag’

Atlantic Yards: An attempt by real estate mogul Bruce Ratner to curry favor among local artists for his plan to build a basketball arena, skyscrapers and apartment high-rises in Prospect Heights backfired this week when an arts group not only turned down the offer of free publicity in his bimonthly Brooklyn Standard but then went on the Internet to slam both the Atlantic Yards developer and his publication. Comment


Despite his proclivity for "pic-a-nic baskets" it’s unlikely Yogi Bear would have been lucky enough to pilfer the gourmet goods you’ll find in an Applewood picnic box. Comment


For its final event of the season, Celebrate Brooklyn will screen the classic 1932 flick "Tarzan The Ape Man" on Sunday. The film will be accompanied by savvy electronic music producer Mocean Worker (pictured) performing the world premiere of his new score. Comment


While landscape designer Julie Farris routinely passed an empty lot at the corner of Columbia and Sackett streets on her way to work, an idea was born: "Temporary Landscape: A Pasture for an Urban Space." Comment


In June, Brooklyn Fish Camp, a spin-off of the wildly popular Mary’s Fish Camp in the West Village, opened its doors on Fifth Avenue, and it’s been packed to the gills ever since. Comment


There couldn’t be a better time of year to read Lisa Selin Davis’ debut novel, set in the upstate summer resort town of Saratoga Springs, than the lazy days of August. Comment


For Park Sloper Richard Chalfin, it was only a matter of time before he joined in the family tradition and became a dealer - a rare book dealer. Comment

City agency wants Pier 11 to work again

The city’s Economic Development Corporation, which earlier this year evicted a shipping company from Pier 11, is now seeking proposals from businesses interested in operating on the Red Hook pier. Comment

‘HOTEL HARVEY’ Developer pays $12M for 3 lots next to BAM’s Fulton St. theater

Atlantic Yards: A developer has quietly bought up property next to a Brooklyn Academy of Music theater, planning what neighbors believe will be a high-rise hotel and condo. Comment


Looking at Frank Turnitza, the clean-shaven, balding owner of Bar BQ in Sunset Park, it’s easy to imagine him wearing a suit and holding a brief case, a look he sported in his first career, as a Wall Street broker. But as he turns to speak to the bartender, I notice a skinny braid in his hair that reaches his belt. Comment

Cyclones half-time report

Play’s the Thing: Brooklyn Papers Cyclones Coverage AUGUST 6 , 2005 ISSUE Comment

He calls ‘em as he sees ‘em

Cyclones: It makes perfect sense — one night you’re an audio engineer, the next you’re a minor league umpire Comment

Up the middle, a French connection

Cyclones: Keep your ears open at Keyspan Park, and you can hear a variety of languages. Comment

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