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Atlantic Yards: Fashionistas had been holding their breaths ever since Harriet’s Alter Ego co-owners Ngozi Odita and Hekima Hapa were forced to relocate to make room for Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards mega-project. Comment


Bright lights, European styling and surround sound stereos are not only found at the New York International Auto Show, but at the new Hollywood Tan in Bay Ridge. In addition to the usual beds, this salon features five state-of-the-art devices that represent the pinnacle of tanning technology Europe has to offer. Comment


If you want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style, head to Lobo restaurant. To commemorate Mexican independence day (and introduce their new Tex-Mex menu), owners Sean Patterson and David Schneider are offering a $19.95 prix-fixe dinner. The three-course special includes an appetizer, such as grilled jumbo shrimp with tequila sauce or chicken quesadillas with mole poblano; a main course, such as chicken-fried steak or BBQ ribs and chicken; and one of their homemade desserts, such as vanilla flan, churros or Mexican brownies. They’re all tweaked with bold flavors and a Texas twist. Wash it all down with $3 Coronas. Comment


Summer clothing and accessories reveal all. It doesn’t matter how expensive those gilded gladiator sandals are, or how chic the label is on the perfectly faded tank top, if your toenails are battered and your fingernails are gruesomely bitten to the quick. Comment


For fashion-minded Brooklynites who also keep an eye on their pocketbooks, a summer wardrobe just wouldn’t be complete without a trip to Buffalo Exchange, where one hipster’s trash is another hipster’s treasure. Comment


Paris. Milan. Brooklyn? Comment


The Russians gave us a taste for the finer things in life - vodka, caviar, jewel-covered eggs - but when choosing a new motif for a line of summer T shirts, Brooklyn Industries went Soviet. The Williamsburg-based clothing company recently rolled out a line of 12 graphic Ts with designs of famed Coney Island icons - the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel, hot dogs and the Parachute Jump - inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement of the 1920s and ’30s, according to Creative Director Vahap Funk. Comment


When Beet opened in October, I thought, "Oh, great. Just what Park Slope needs, another Thai restaurant." The neighborhood’s two main dining boulevards, Fifth and Seventh avenues, are already quite well served by Thai eateries. Comment

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