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While Brooklyn furniture makers and product designers are already sought after for their clever concepts, top-notch craftsmanship and ironic wit, they’re increasingly getting a rep for an environmentally friendly work ethic, too. Comment


It’s no longer possible to make reservations at Restaurant Gia. Comment


Cocotte was the only French bistro on Fifth Avenue when it opened in 2002. Not long afterward, this commercial strip of 99-cent stores and greasy spoons began a culinary turnaround. Joining the few intrepid restaurateurs, like Cocotte’s owners Bill and Christine Snell, came chefs who opened French cafes, Thai places, Italian trattorias and bars. Comment


On May 12, Alan Broadbent conducts the Brooklyn Philharmonic in a performance of Elvis Costello’s "Suite from Il Sogno (The Dream)." Comment


After three years, fashion-forward Brooklynites - with a heart - know the place to be is by the runway at Tuesday’s annual "Fashion on Fulton & Friends" event at the Brooklyn Museum. Comment

Blacks blast Bruce        

Atlantic Yards: Is Bruce Ratner’s basketball card a race card? Comment


On May 11, "Sundance Institute at BAM" kicks off with an invitation-only screening of the film, "Little Miss Sunshine." Comment

Water Taxi heads to Fairway        

Who needs the highway to get to Fairway? Comment

Toddler troubadour sings against Ratner

Atlantic Yards: If you’re under 10, this is your Woodstock: Children’s folk singer Dan Zanes — the Bob Dylan of the pre-school set — has joined the opposition to Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project and will headline an anti-project concert next month. Comment

Ratner hires rival’s chief        

Atlantic Yards: Touche, Tish! Comment

Dated perks subsidize luxury condos throughout the city

Brooklyn’s first Feng Shui-themed luxury dwellings will be publicly subsidized — but affordable housing advocates aren’t feeling so serene about it. Comments (1)

Who saved the Alpine theater?

The Alpine Cinema has been saved — now, who gets the credit? Comments (4)


Whether looking to meet their neighbors, to find inspiration for their own interior design project or just to get some exercise, decorating junkies won’t want to miss this month’s house tours in Brooklyn Heights and Fort Greene. Comment

On the hunt for Heath

Smartmom: Smartmom loved Heath Ledger in “Brokeback Mountain.” In fact, the scene in the tent with Jake really got her juices going. Literally. A little rough, a little raw, it was one of the best movie sex scenes in recent memory. Comment

Ratner’s glossy fantasyland

Brooklyn Angle: You never know what you’re going to get in the morning mail: a glossy catalogue, a piece of political literature, some junk mail. Comment
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