GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings
DUMBO: Brooklyn is home to a dizzying number of art galleries, spaces, and collectives, and it is arguably the place that sees the most usage of the word “curate” to describe everyday tasks such as choosing a bottle of wine or flipping between football games, but last week the borough added an artists center with a quirk that manages to stand out from the crowd — a stamp of approval from the city. Comment

Flatbush Avenue’s Famous: Franny’s hits bookshelves with expansive recipe collection

Dining: These two sure have a lot of baking dishes in the fire. Comments (1)

Don’t be fusilli, do try this pasta with pork sausage ragu

Dining: Franny’s owners co-owner Francine Stephens tells us that people love her restaurant so much that broken-up couples make schedules so that they can each eat there alone. The new Franny’s cookbook adds a home option to forlorn Prospect Heights foodies’ post-romance finagling, but it is an open question which is lonelier: eating out solo or cooking an elaborate meal all alone. Then again, make this pork sausage pasta dish once, and you might never leave the house again. Who needs lights and people when you can have mouth-watering red sauce without so much as putting on pants? Comment

Where to go this week

Got plans the coming week? No? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. Comments (1)
Music: Honk if you love flugelhorn solos. Or subway musicians. Comments (2)
Bar Scrawl: He came for the $8 40-ounce bottle of Miller High Life in a brown paper bag, but he did not stay for the food. Comments (4)

One of a kind! One-act play festival takes the stage in Bay Ridge

Theater: One hidden Bay Ridge talent did not get a chance to fully shine during his lifetime, but he lives on thanks to a theater festival in his neighborhood and in his name. Comments (1)

Buon Appetito! Italian Restaurant Week starts tomorrow and we know just where to feast

Dining: Partcipating Italian restaurateurs say that the promotion is the perfect reminder for food-loving Brooklynites to savor the red sauce simmering right under their noses. Comments (1)
Nightlife: These thirsty Brooklynites want their drinks shaken, and stirred. Comment

Smog alert! Rock doc follows gloomy songsmith on tour

Fort Greene: This guy has his head in the clouds — and it is making him cough. Comment

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