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Saturday, March 22, 2008

‘Field’ of dreams

Music: Lee Greenfeld, an owner of the Brooklyn Heights rock club Magnetic Field, was in Austin, Texas for South by Southwest last week — managing bands that were playing the music festival — but for the first time in five years, he wasn’t looking for acts to bring back to Atlantic Avenue. Comments (4)

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A basket case

GO Brooklyn has gone hunting for Easter basket ingredients and has returned with a treasure trove of delicious last-minute ideas to thrill the kids — or even the host of your holiday celebration. Comments (1)

Like a prayer

Nightlife: Most Boerum Hill residents would be furious if a nightclub moved onto their block. For Caio and Kristine Dunson, though, Deity couldn’t be close enough; so in January they opened the two-floor lounge right beneath their apartment in a building that formerly housed a synagogue. Comment

Big flavor

Dining: Bay Ridge’s Austin’s Steakhouse offers rich slabs of beef in a sophisticated setting. Comments (2)

Coney Isle’s roller girl

Bay Ridge: Wheels — whether a bike, a car or the Wonder Wheel — have always made a trip to Coney Island a bit more exciting. And beginning on March 22, that tradition will get even stronger when Lola Staar’s Dreamland Roller Rink, a retro roller rink sponsored by Glamour magazine and Tommy Hilfiger, opens. Comments (3)

Brooklyn on a budget

Dining: Borough President Marty Markowitz kicked off Brooklyn’s restaurant week with a startling revelation to his wife, Jamie: He has secret trysts at the Downtown Atlantic restaurant, where baker Fran Sippel dishes up what he can’t have at home. Comment

Beach party

Art: Barbecue-happy Brooklynites aren’t the only ones getting their backyard ready for summer. Over on Bond Street, photographer Robert DiScalfani has renovated the patio — as well as two floors of a 100-year-old house — that, on March 27, will open to the public as the Bond Street Gallery. Comment

Polish Easter

TV: Carroll Gardens resident Terry Corrao knows her own family’s dining traditions — on Christmas Eve she makes the classic Italian seven-course fish feast — but it’s the Easter rituals of Greenpoint’s Polish enclave that she was truly hungering to learn about. Comment

Obsessed with ‘Love’

Art: There’s one feminist in Brooklyn who isn’t stumping for Hillary. Ghada Amer, a well-known artist whose first retrospective in the United States opened at the Brooklyn Museum on Feb. 16, focuses on the roles of women in her artwork, but thinks Mrs. Clinton has already bungled her job. Comment

Join the club

Nightlife: Raul Castro had been president of Cuba for three days before Nicole Davis named a drink after him. Made with 10 Cane rum and whiskey-soaked bitters, the “Raul Libre” was one of the two drinks being served on Feb. 27 when Davis, who runs the BrooklynBased.net Web site, kicked off “The Cocktail Club,” a monthly mixer aimed at getting her readers away from their computers and in front of one another. Comment

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