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Atlantic Yards: The “bride” will wear aluminum. Comment


Cube 63 is not your average, dimly lit sushi bar. Instead it’s a comfortable, family-run space, furnished to attract a youngish crowd who isn’t looking for attitude with their sushi. Comment


If there was anything BK Fashion Week(end) - a marathon of live music performances and runway shows featuring Brooklyn’s up-and-coming designers - taught us, it’s that the borough is long on style, creativity and attitude. Comment


Lonelyville? Comment


If watching fictional gay gangster Vito Spatafore shimmying around a bar with a bunch of guy pals to the tune “It’s Raining Men” is your idea of fun, the new Williamsburg dance show, “Sopranos Live!,” might be the perfect night out for you. Comment


For its final spring season concert, the Brooklyn Philharmonic performs a world premiere and welcomes back a conductor who made a splendid 2005 debut with the orchestra. Comment

Starchitect joins Bridge ‘park’ team

Architect Robert A.M. Stern will work as a consultant to the Brooklyn Bridge Park waterfront development. Comment

Going Yard on Bruce        

Atlantic Yards: Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn unveiled a star-studded advisory board this week featuring some impressive names (unless you’re Andrea Peyser of the New York Post, that is). Several members of the board shared their reasons for opposing Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project with The Brooklyn Papers. Michelle Williams, actress, Boerum Hill “His vision will increase traffic, pollution and asthma. If Mr. Ratner lived here, he would understand what we love about it and why we want to preserve our open skies.” Peter Galassi, chief curator, Department of Photography Comment

Marty snubs Ratner foes        

Atlantic Yards: A petty snub by the borough president or a show of respect for his mother — you decide. Comment

After big fire, Chase backs out

Chase bank has pulled out of deal to open a branch in a converted DUMBO industrial building owned by the same developer whose Greenpoint warehouse burnt down last week in a suspicious fire. Comment


The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) launches its 14th annual spring art show at the Red Hook pier on Saturday, offering an opportunity for the public to see the work of over 300 local artists. One of these, Russell Mehlman, is among the borough’s premier primitive artists. Comment
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Ratner’s poster girl is unhappy

Brooklyn Angle: Sahara Meer is still angry. Place a copy of Bruce Ratner’s recent Atlantic Yards mailing on the table, and she’ll put her handbag over it. Show her the pictures of happy Brooklynites smiling for Ratner’s cameras and she’ll cringe. Comment

RIP, Opal Abu Opalina

Smartmom: Last week, Hepcat woke Smartmom at midnight. Comment

Ridge Palestinian march slams Israel’s existence

One people’s celebration is another people’s catastrophe. Comment

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