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

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2006

’LITTLE’ TIDBIT

With the birth of his own son this summer, Greenpoint actor Patrick Wilson says he understands a little better the stay-at-home dad he plays in the new film adaptation of Tom Perrotta’s novel, "Little Children." Comment.

COLD TURKEY

Carroll Gardens author Judith Levine asks provocative questions in her new book,"Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping" (Free Press, $25): "What do we do when we’ve got enough, or more than enough? How do we know? Who decides?" Comment.

WHAT’S IN STORE

Finding a good sandwich in Williamsburg, especially one made with house-baked bread, isn’t easy. So Dan Cipriani, the owner of the Lodge, a casual eatery in the neighborhood, and The Tainted Lady, a bar that sits beside it, thought it was time to give the locals what they craved. Comment.

OUT OF EGYPT

On Sunday, the Brooklyn Arts Council offers Brooklynites the opportunity to grab their neighbors’ hands and circle dance their hearts out. Comment.

LAST OF ITS KIND?       

Over the past decade, thousands of visitors have come to DUMBO’s annual "art under the bridge festival" each October to see the latest from this burgeoning artistic enclave. Now in its 10th year, the festival, held by the d.u.m.b.o arts center Oct.13-15, redefines itself by focusing on what has always made it unique - visual art. Comment.

MOBBED UP BILLYBURG      

Since legendary New York filmmaker Martin Scorsese is a notorious stickler for detail and authenticity, fans may be shocked to hear how much of his new Boston-set drama, "The Departed," was actually staged in Brooklyn. Comment.

NOSHER’S NIRVANA      

"Brooklyn Eats," the once-a-year gathering of restaurants, gourmet shops and caterers, wineries and beverage purveyors is billed as a "food- wine- and beer-tasting festival," which it is not. Brooklyn Eats is a bacchanal of glorious scale and, sometimes, gluttonous ruin. Comment.