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Striking Gould

Striking Gould

Cinema: To grow up Jewish in the 1970s was to be in the thrall of Elliott Gould. Sure, the suburban teenage Semite had his Woody Allen for comic relief and his Paul Newman for confirmation that he was, indeed, a member of a Chosen People, but the sight of the mangy, Jew-fro-covered head of Gould on the big screen during that long-forgotten decade got more than a few movie geeks through adolescence. Here, Gould talks with GO Brooklyn about those films, which will be screened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in August. Comments (1)

Viva la Vespa!

Viva la Vespa!

Shopping: Gas is topping $4 per gallon. Parking, even in a cheap lot, can cost more then some people make in a day. And keeping a car in the city is enough to make anyone long for the subway. But there are a growing number of Brooklynites who don’t have to worry about such things anymore, as scooters — especially the Mod-throwback Vespa bikes — are taking the borough by storm. Comments (3)

Over the Hill

Over the Hill

Theater: What do a dancing CEO, patriotic terrorist and neurotic Jewish man (who drugs his wife in order to keep her from cheating) have in common? They will soon be under the direction of Ian Hill at Williamsburg’s Brick Theater. Comment

Tasty restaurant gossip

Breaking Chews: We’re dishing up Brooklyn’s latest food news! Comment

Heights iTour

Event: Until now, tourists roaming through Brooklyn Heights were immediately recognizable thanks to their bulging fanny packs and unwieldy maps. But not anymore! Thanks to “CityListen Audio Tour,” a self-guided trek that downloads to any MP3 player, tourists can roam the borough with ear buds — just like us! Comment

Courageous choreography

Dance: There’s no room for trepidation at the Genesis Dance Company’s “Be Fearless! Experience Genesis Dance!” performances this weekend in Downtown Brooklyn. Meet the artists at the opening night gala. Comment

‘Hot’ prospect

‘Hot’ prospect

Art: Prices might be low, but drama will be high at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s summer art exhibition — dubbed “Hot!” — that opens on Saturday. Comment

Only ‘Human’

Dance: Prospect Park will be the stage for Human Landscape Dance’s “Rituals of the First Year” — an innovative dance performance that explores new parenthood — on Sunday. Comment

No love for Myers’ latest

Cinema: “The Love Guru” is an inane, humorless comedy sure to leave audiences unrequited. Comment

Movies with a View

Cinema: Come to the park for Movies With a View 2008, featuring great films, plus Brooklyn Radio setting the scene each night with pre-movie mood music from some of New York City’s best DJs. Comment

‘Suspicious Package’ at The Brick Theater

Parenting: he Brick Theater, Inc. extends the iPod noir, “Suspicious Package,” with performances now on sale through July 27. Comment

Cuddly Wall-E will rock your world

Cinema: WALL-E,” the story of a plucky little sanitation droid with a heart of gold polymer, manages to make us laugh, cheer out loud, and encourages us to think about our environment and the perils of rampant commercialism -- without being too preachy, mind you – in a lightning-fast, fun-filled 103 minutes. Comment

Star-studded events at Brooklyn concert series

Nightlife: Music lovers wait all year long for summer to bring some of the most acclaimed recording artists on today’s music scene to a Brooklyn stage – and this year is no exception. Comment

‘Slavic Soul’ and more

Parenting: ingsborough Community College continues its free sizzling concerts in July. The free performances, held rain or shine, take place at the bandshell on the KCC campus, 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. The college provides 1,000 seats; patrons are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets (In case of rain, the performances are moved to the 700-seat performing arts center). Comment

Snoop to turn KeySpan into the ‘dogg pound’

Nightlife: Coney Island is for the doggs. Comment

Right in your backyard: Music to make the summer swing

Nightlife: Fireworks. Capture the flag. Dance parties. Comment

Music at the Bridge ‘spans’ the musical spectrum

Nightlife: Though Brooklyn’s concert venues have been struggling in recent years, a new program by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is music to their ears. Comment

Free park shuttle

Parenting: isitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park can ride a free shuttle bus again this summer. The service transports passengers from major subway stations to the Brooklyn Bridge Park’s “Summer ’08 @ Pier One,” providing public access to the pier and spectacular views of the New York Harbor and the New York City Waterfalls by Olafur Eliasson. Comment

Wild Arts Weekend at the Prospect Park Zoo

Williamsburg: alling all art and animal fans. Comment

Ghost story

Williamsburg: he Brick Theater, Inc. presents a Bone Orchard production of “The Stubborn Illusion of Time,” a multi-media ghost story about living. Comment

‘Fahrenheit 451’ burns hot at Prospect Park Bandshell

Williamsburg: decidedly music-heavy series, Celebrate Brooklyn has boasted such talent as Isaac Hayes, Feist and Spoon. Comment

Genesis Dance

Parenting: ong Island University’s Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, located at the University’s Brooklyn campus, invites you to experience Genesis Dance Company, July 26-27 at 7:30 p.m. Comment

Strongman draws strength from ‘Camp Sunshine’ kids

Parenting: teve Extance can pull a truck with his teeth, but he won’t be the strongest person at an upcoming fundraiser in Coney Island. Comment

Here’s the scoop on the Ice Cream Girl’s latest contest

Parenting: Kings Highway ice cream truck driver is serving up more than just sweet treats this week by hosting an indulgent fundraiser for a sick Brooklyn teen. Comment

The Cake Man cometh with extra sweet confections

Parenting: ne of the city’s foremost cake kings is showing that his sweet side doesn’t just pertain to his confectionary creations. Comment

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