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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Monday, May 26, 2003


For many of us growing up in Brooklyn, the Gowanus Canal was a place to avoid. But this area has a long and venerable history, and its residents have mixed feelings about its present condition and a variety of opinions about its future. Comment


When I started out this movie, I had no gray hairs," notes filmmaker Ari Taub, who now has some distinct pale tufts around his ears. "One actor put on 30 pounds, another actor went bald, another actor got a suntan, some older actor got a facelift." Comment


La Maison Du Couscous - French for "The House of Couscous" - in Bay Ridge, changes the usual all-show Moroccan restaurant equation. Comments (1)


The annual "Labapalooza! Mini Festival of New Puppet Theater" pops up at St. Ann’s Warehouse (38 Water St. at Main Street in DUMBO) on May 22. The Puppet Lab, under the direction of Dan Hurlin and Theodora Skipitares, is St. Ann’s platform for emerging puppet artists. Comment


The two Johns of They Might Be Giants - John Linnell and John Flansburgh - were hesitant when producer A.J. Schnack pitched the idea of making a documentary about their Williamsburg-based rock group’s 20-year career. Comments (1)


The Brooklyn Bridge to the World Celebration, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and honoring the 120th birthday of our most famous icon takes place on May 24. For more information, call (718) 802-3875 or visit on the Web. Comment


From September through May, the Gallery Players’ stage is devoted to revivals of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. But in June, the stage is turned over to emerging playwrights from all over the tri-state area. Comment

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