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

Saturday, July 15, 2006

CURRYING FAVOR

The Prospect Park Junior Committee invites revelers to enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dancing, rides on a canopied electric boat and the thrill of a silent auction at their fourth annual "Summer Soiree" in and around the park’s boathouse. Comment.

HIGH MAINTENANCE     

Character actor Paul Giamatti says living in Brooklyn Heights helped him understand the sense of community one has with his neighbors - a theme at the core of his new movie, "Lady in the Water." Comment.

ITALIAN KITCHENBAR      

It’s been a year or so since I’ve heard the word "gastropub," yet here it is again in the form of KitchenBar, a newcomer to south Park Slope. This restaurant/bar ups the ante as a gastropub-family-style-dining-restaurant-art-and-performance venue. Comment.

ARTFUL DISPLAYS     

Carissa Ackerman doesn’t use shelves or racks to display the latest collection in her Williamsburg boutique. She doesn’t need them. Dresses and women’s playsuits dangle from iron branches and hooks, shoes spill out from pails and open nightstand drawers, and tees lie draped over antique furniture. Comment.

ABS-SOLUTELY FAB       

To the delight of all who swoon over boys in uniform, the 2007 "New York City Firefighters Calendar" is now available for purchase. Comments (2).

FAIRWAY’S CHAT ’N’ CHEW

Few food-related events brought more euphoria to Brooklynites than the opening of the Fairway Market in Red Hook. Besides this culinary emporium’s carefully selected goods, the store now offers another perk: a walk and dinner with its newly hired "lifestyle facilitator." Comment.

REEL GAYS     

RED DRAMA?

Talk about breaking the fourth wall. "The Cradle Will Rock" the audience out of its seats and into the middle of Steeltown, USA. Comment.

OH HENRY!

Ever wondered about the man, immortalized in bronze, who you pass while on your way to the post office in Downtown Brooklyn? Comment.