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For great food and drink, this place hits ‘the spot’

Dining: On a quiet corner, on the outskirts of Prospect Heights, sits The Spot American Bistro and Bar (718-638-1733 or www.thespot-restaurant.com), a little gem of a find that has captured the whimsy of this changing neighborhood with a laid back and welcoming dining room, which offers a wide range of crowd pleasing food and an equally popular bar. Comment

Secret ingredient makes fro crispy, succulent chicken

A long time ago, in the era of my life labeled BC (before children), frequent dinner parties were a regular occurrence. With a small group of friends, all similarly unencumbered by offspring, my husband and I would regularly delve into the culinary art, with the emphasis on the word art. Comment

Stars galore in “Valentine’s Day”

Julia Roberts may be the biggest star of “Valentine’s Day” but she’s upstaged by a pint-sized lovelorn boy, a hot jock with a steamy secret and a rapper-turned-actor with the funniest line in the film. Comment

12 diverse bands, all united by strings

A champion whistler. A legend who cut his teeth by sitting in with Bill Monroe. A bluegrass singer and favorite on “A Prairie Home Companion.” Comment

Queens kids springing into Easter fun

Parenting: This year, March may come in like a lion, but for kids in Queens, it will be going out like a bunny, thanks to a flurry of Easter events around the borough. Comment

Tennessee Williams like you’ve never heard him before

Most people are first introduced to Tennessee Williams through classics like “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “The Glass Menagerie” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Comment

Handmade Music: Science fair-like music series moves to Galapagos Art Space

Attend a Handmade Music night, and you’ve entered a nerdster’s paradise. Comment

March 6 is for metal at Union Pool

It’s a double dose of metal this month. Comment

The Heights author Peter Hedges brings it home

He’s the writer from Iowa who didn’t go to the famed Iowa’s Writer’s workshop at the University of Iowa. Comment

Trying to win in the game of basketball, and life

Most drama in basketball happens on the court. For the ladies of the Bed-Stuy Bulls, it’s in the locker room. Comment

Klutz makes frozen treats

I have a new obsession - Red Mango! Comment

Klutz on a budget

Groceries are way too expensive. Comment

‘A Life in Three Acts’ coming to St. Ann’s

From Edinburgh to DUMBO, yet again. Comment

Festivities celebrating BBG centennial

This year, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) celebrates the centennial of its founding in 1910. Comment

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!

Ladies and Gentlemen…Children of All Ages…The Greatest Show on Earth just got Greater with “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Barnum’s FUNundrum!” Comment

The Cold War meets the War on Terror in this movement theater mash-up

In this work, The Cold War meets the War on Terror. “Live/Feed” is a movement theater mash-up, which focuses on the actors’ physical relationships with each other and with the performance space. The text becomes a navigational tool for these discoveries. Comment

New book shows you how to “lost-proof” a child

Each day in the United States, more than2,000 children get lost, some in the malls, some in the woods. Most lost situations last only a few terrifying minutes until the child is found, others may take hours or days. The Center to Prevent Lost Children states that seven out of 10 children will get lost at least once and that less than nine percent of parents are prepared for a lost child situation. Comment

Ongoing and special events this month at Prospect Park

Parenting: Here are all the special and ongoing events this month at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace. Comment

Prospect Park special and ongoing events for April

Parenting: Here are all the special and ongoing events this month at Prospect Park, Brooklyn’s favorite greenspace. Comment

A party so good, even our columnist hooked up

Campbell’s Soup: Listen up, single guys: you blew it when you missed the Brooklyn Hookup Party at the Bell House on Thursday night, an event created specifically for hooking you up. Comment

Odd name, but great food at new W’burg sushi-fusion joint, 1or8

Dining: In Japanese gambling, the term “one or eight” means “all or nothing” — but there’s no risk at all on the menu at the new 1or8 Japanese fusion restaurant in Williamsburg. Comment
Music: Everyone needs a reason to groove from time to time — but how about 10 nights of straight funk? Comments (1)

And the best chicken wing in Brooklyn is …

Dining: … Super Wings in Crown Heights! Comments (2)
Art: Fab four: A new exhibit reveals the ancient obsession with dying. Comment
Art: There are plenty of great pieces in the Brooklyn Museum’s new ancient Egyptian afterlife obsession show, “To Live Forever,” but these are the items that really stand out. Comment

Holy mole! New Mexican joint on Smith Street is great

Dining: Look, the Borough of Kings can be shoddy with its Mexican food. Comment

You can learn how to make — and play — this thing!

Music: Yuri Landman makes guitars like this — and you can, too. Comment

It’s time to get Syria about Middle Eastern food

Dining: The Olive Vine Cafe on Court Stret in Carroll Gardens is now Palmyra, a Syrian restaurant with new ownership and a new spirit. Comment

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