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"It is not a falafel house!" says Refael Hasid, owner of the Middle Eastern cafe Miriam, which opened on Fifth Avenue last month. Comment


The Brooklyn Arts Council’s "Folk Feet" program, featuring folk dancers from all over Brooklyn, will be staged as part of the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors festival on Aug. 24. Comment


Actor Michael Showalter says Brooklyn was the perfect place to set his new film, "The Baxter," since both his main character and the borough are frequently overshadowed by flashier rivals. Comment


When Stan Williams opened Stan’s Place in January, he hoped it would be "a hybrid between a cafe where you can sit down and enjoy a good cup of coffee and a bite, and a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner." Comment


On Aug. 9, the New York Transit Museum unveiled "Subway People: Alone in the Crowd," an exhibition of 40 photographs by David Perlmutter of New Yorkers in transit. Comment

DOUBLE DEALING While heralding Atlantic Yards, city & state officials quietly agree to let Ratner build atop adjacent sites

Atlantic Yards: The same day they signed a widely publicized agreement setting aside land for developer Bruce Ratner’s proposed Atlantic Yards project, top officials of the Pataki and Bloomberg administrations signed a separate pact with the developer, granting him the right to build up adjacent urban renewal sites without city review. Comment


In the article headlined "Outsider Art" (GO Brooklyn, Aug. 13), the statement, "The truth will make you free," was mistakenly said to have originated with Goethe. In fact, it is originally attributed to Jesus, in John 8:30-32, "Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, ’If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free" - New American Standard Bible. We regret the error. Comment

SURF CITY Coney’s beachfront ready to go condo

A developer and realty company are marketing a large, vacant lot along Coney Island’s boardwalk for what would be the former seaside amusement mecca’s first luxury condominium development. Comment


On Sunday, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy presents a performance by the modern dance troupe Battery Dance Company. Led by Artistic Director Jonathan Hollander, the company will perform "Secrets of the Paving Stones" (pictured) to Jarek Bester’s music, recorded by the Cracow Klezmer Band, at the Tobacco Warehouse in Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Comment

Fear ‘Purchase’ to be torn down

An historic building proposed for demolition by designers of Brooklyn Bridge Park, a 1.3-mile open space, housing and commercial development along the waterfront, has split supporters of the plan and even preservation agencies at the city and state level. Comment

‘Depot’ makes a home in Bedford-Stuvesant        

On the heels of a city initiative to market Bedford-Stuyvesant to businesses, Home Depot, which bills itself as the world’s largest home improvement chain, opened for business Thursday at 585 DeKalb Ave. Comment


Maybe it’s something in the air, because in the last year we’ve seen an unprecedented wave of companies producing "As You Like It." Comment

How Podres changed NY baseball

Play’s the Thing: There’s was a lot of baseball — past, present and future — going on in Downtown Brooklyn the past week. Oh, sure, the games were being played out at Keyspan, but the pitcher who won the biggest game in Brooklyn history was in town, and, to borrow a line from Brooklyn-born playwright Arthur Miller, attention must be paid. Comment

‘Ladies’ have their day in park

Cyclones: On Aug. 6, about 40 women and some Brooklyn Cyclones instructors were up early to take part in the second annual Ladies Clinic at Keyspan Park. Comment

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