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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, June 17, 2006

’WASSUP’ BROOKLYN?      

Acclaimed filmmaker Larry Clark plans to celebrate the upcoming release of his new skater movie, "Wassup Rockers," at a block party Saturday in Bushwick. Comment

WHAT A PARTY     

So many factors go into a great party. It takes someone with good organizational skills, the right venue, terrific food and booze and a convivial blend of people for an event to soar. All of those things came together on June 13, when many of the borough’s restaurants and wineries, artists and writers, fashion designers, models and partygoers, gathered for a spirited arts festival. Comment

AFRICAN SOJOURN

Finishing its current season on a stylish note, One World Symphony will travel all the way to Egypt for its final 2006 concert. Comment

REAL ’SURVIVORS’

"No signs of help, only chaos and this boat, wrong side up, a few pairs of hands gripping its keel in the dark and cold Atlantic," writes ABC World News Tonight producer and Brooklyn Heights resident Tom Nagorski in his debut nonfiction book, "Miracles on the Water: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack." Comment

NEW CHICK IN      TOWN

The latest arrival on ever-changing Myrtle Avenue is Los Pollitos III, which had its grand opening on May 18. Among the VIPs who welcomed their new neighbor were Dr. Thomas F. Schutte, president of Pratt Institute and chair of the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership, and Azola O’Neil, representing state Sen. Velmanette Montgomery. These and other Brooklyn community officials nibbled on half-priced margaritas and appetizers while tapping their feet to mariachi music. Comment

SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES      

A Jew from Brooklyn is charming Manhattan. Comments (1)

BACK TO ITS ROOTS       

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is back for the second straight year, and this time it promises to be even bigger and better. Comment

CORRECTION

In the May 20 issue of GO Brooklyn, the photographer credit for "Lookin’ for love" was incorrect. Rachel B. Schwartz took the photo. We regret the error. Comment

FUTURE ARCHAEOLOGY     

"Transformations," the 2006 edition of the Pier Show coordinated by the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in Red Hook, features the work of hundreds of local artists. A few of the pieces are well worth the trip, but visitors will have to sift through a lot of material to find the gems, such as Janice Mauro and Joanne Pagano Weber’s narrative installation, "The Man From Brancheville." Comment

GIRL REVOLUTION

On June 23, the revolution comes to Williamsburg. Comment