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Event: Get a peak at how the other half lives — the other half that that lives in mansions and 185-year-old houses, that is. Comment

Sheepshead Bay’s biggest party returns on May 15 with BayFest

This just may be the best BayFest yet. Comment

You’ll say yes to Nyonya, a palace of Malaysian cuisine

Dining: The complex flavors and textures of Malaysian cuisine are relatively unknown, even in Brooklyn’s expansive culinary universe. Comment

Mamma Lucia!

Dining: Sitting in Mamma Lucia — nestled into a corner storefront on a quiet strip of Foster Avenue in Flatbush — is like being a guest in owner Giorgio Migliaccio’s home. Italian music plays softly in the background while unique bric-a-brac, including taxidermy and aged photographs of celebrities, adorn every available spot on the white stucco walls. A peak at those walls reveals a “who’s who” of the bistro’s famous patrons: Look, there’s Giorgio with Jimmy Smits! Is that Mickey Rourke I spy? And there’s Luciano Pavarotti! Comment

Guac attack! It’s all about the avocado at this cook-off

There’s only one rule at this cook-off: Don’t double-dip! Comment

Come on in! House tour season starts this weekend

Calling all voyeurs. Comment

These guys are really serious about comedy

The Brooklyn Arts Council is getting serious about comedy. Comment

Purple Yam is one great place for Mardi Gras

Dining: Get the taste of the Caribbean this Carnival. Comment

Finally, a sandwich as meaty and full of it as we are!

Dining: The Brooklyn Paper is cheesy, meaty, juicy and ultimately perfectly balanced. And the newspaper isn’t bad, either. Comments (3)

Moll rats! Burlesque at the Beach goes with a Mafia theme this month

Nightlife: What will the Sweet and Nasty girls think of next? Comment
Foodie-in-Chief: It’s another feast with our Foodie in Chief, Sarah Zorn. Comments (3)

These guys are really serious about comedy

The Brooklyn Arts Council is getting serious about comedy. Comment
Event: The mint juleps will be flowing, the hats will be crazy and the seersucker suits will be in full force when the Bell House throws its annual Kentucky Derby Party on May 7. Comment
Cinema: Greenpoint’s Serious Lunch will screen their best — and newest — shorts during the Brooklyn Arts Council’s film festival. Comment

Buy by! Brooklyn-only shop opens on Smith Street

Shopping: Attention, local shoppers: your one-stop-shop for all your Brooklyn product needs is almost here. Comment

Flea season is upon us — and so is Steven Alan

Shopping: Spring’s in full swing, and so are flea markets, shopping parties and expansions in this week’s Market Watch. Comment

Born on the bayou! Cajun music festival hits Jalopy next week

Music: Bring on the gumbo, Creole and Cajun music — the Big Easy is coming to the big borough. Comments (1)
Event: Jamie Mandel is one Brooklyn barkeep whose bark is worse than his bite. Comments (2)

Nemo spotted in Coney Island!

You can find Nemo in Coney Island! Comment
Art: Your eyes aren’t deceiving you — among the brownstones of Park Slope, you can find a bona fide bunker. Comments (7)
Bridge ‘Park’: The schedule for this summer’s “Movies with a View” series at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 1 is up — and this year is focusing on the “view” part of the name. Most of the films in the series have a Manhattan focus — which only makes sense given the city views from the park at the foot of Old Fulton Street. Comment

The ‘Best’ of times! Sunday dance party returns to the Gowanus

Event: Sunday Best is back where it belongs! Comment

Get a load of Scott Brindl’s sausage

Some grandmother’s pass down recipes for meatloaf and mashed potatoes, others make the best lasagna, arroz con pollo, or sweet potato pie. Comment

Bread lines! New cookbook is devoted to the greatness of sandwiches

This cookbook goes between the bread. Comment

A ‘King Lear’ for the ages! Derek Jacobi stars in BAM production

He’s been Hamlet in “Hamlet,” Richard II in “Richard II,” Julius Caesar in “Julius Caesar,” and Macbeth in “Macbeth.” And now, Derek Jacobi is taking on the obvious role in “King Lear.” Comment

Nemo spotted in Coney Island!

You can find Nemo in Coney Island! Comment

Rabbit Hole’s ‘Frankenstein’ is still a sexy beast

For your next vacation, think green. Comment

Head for the Inner Banks this Friday

All four members of Body Language have clearly defined roles. Matthew Young writes most of the lyrics. Ian Chang creates crazy beats on the drums. Grant Wheeler mans the keys. And Angelica Bess? Well, she adds the sparkle. Comment

Bugging out

A man who turns into a spider. Aerial acts above the audiences’ heads. Zip lines running from one end of the theater to the other. Comment

Royal wedding fever! Bloody good parties for Wills and Kate

Royal wedding fever has officially crossed the pond. Comment

‘Dirty, Rotten’ good fun with the Strivelli Players

Theater: The Gravesend-based troupe brings the laugh-a-minute, Tony Award-winning musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” to their Bay Street stage this month. Comment

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