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

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006


Four years after taking home a pair of Tony Awards for the Broadway hit, "Urinetown," Boerum Hill author and lyricist Greg Kotis is still marveling at the way his ode to pay toilets has been embraced all over North America. Comment


It has been a long, exhausting work-week filled with brief lunches and looming deadlines. The next few weeks promise to be no different and the only thing to look forward to is Halloween, which, frankly, you’d rather celebrate with a proper day off than dispensing trick-or-treat candy. Comment


Some restaurateurs start off with a "slow" opening. They do little or no advertising, hoping that friends and a few intrepid diners will spread the word. This way, kinks can be worked out in the kitchen and among the waitstaff. By the time a story or two about the place is published, luring more diners to the eatery, whatever issues surfaced in the beginning will be resolved. Comment


With only one season as the music director of the Brooklyn Philharmonic under his belt, 32-year-old conductor Michael Christie is already leaving an indelible mark on the organization. Comment


Dancers, artists, musicians and scholars are headed to Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus for a one-day-only, free celebration of "Native Americans: Living the Diaspora." On Wednesday, the university is focusing its semi-annual diaspora conference exclusively on Native American culture and art, hosting a myriad of performers and events that will take place throughout the day and are open to the public. Comment


There is nothing like a good scare to celebrate the Halloween season. That’s the idea behind the Micro Museum’s "Haunted Maze," which will be terrifying Brooklynites during the last three Saturdays of October. Comment


Contrary to your guesses, BoCoCa is not a foreign confection, a chic restaurant, or a product of Coca-Cola. Rather, it is a contraction of the neighborhood names Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens that are uniting on Oct. 14 to celebrate two neighborhood additions with a wine-and-food tasting for all. Comment
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