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

Monday, Feb. 4, 2002


As you drive down Fourth Avenue toward the Verrazano Bridge, especially at night, the view is simply breathtaking. Something about the simplicity of that structure’s lines, and the way it is lit suggests huge perfect pearls strung delicately in the sky. Comment


At a time when nations are troubled by misunderstandings and mistrust, the bridges built by music and dance couldn’t be more vital to world peace. Comment


There’s a point early on in Stephanie Black’s powerful 2001 documentary "Life and Debt" when the word "pure" is said instead of "poor." It’s plainly a slip of the tongue, but it quite cleverly contrasts the Third World with the Western World - as represented by the International Monetary Fund. Comment


A new photography exhibit on display at the Downtown Brooklyn campus of Long Island University, "Jews of Brooklyn," reflects the broad range of Jewish life in the borough’s neighborhoods from the 1940s to the present. It combines the work of prominent photographers such as Arthur Leipzig, Jerry Dantzic and Harvey Wang alongside emerging photographers. Comment


Founded in 1989, the Orchestre de Bretagne has fast risen to a level commensurate with European ensembles that have been around for centuries. The orchestra’s current tour of the United States brings them to stops in both Brooklyn and Manhattan. Comment

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