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

GET TOASTED

A familiar sound following the excited New Year’s countdown is the distinct pop of a champagne bottle; it is the subsequent reaction to the first sip that will vary. Comment

CELEBRATE IN BROOKLYN      

This New Year’s Eve, forget Times Square and the claustrophobia of scarved and mittened bodies pressed tightly together like crayons in a box. Comment

PAIN-FREE GIVING      

Make no mistake about it: "Shopping is a sport," maintains podiatrist Lori Weisenfeld, spokeswoman for the Sunset Park-based footcare line ProFoot. Comment

THE JET SET

Looking for a last minute gift for the person who loves to travel? Or the spouse who’s a frequent flyer? Comment

FARM LIVING

One wouldn’t think that heavily trafficked, four-lane Flatbush Avenue would be fertile ground for a farm, but two restaurateurs saw the avenue’s potential. In July, Jason Scandinaro and Damon Gorton turned the former 2,400-square-foot Bistro St. Mark’s space into Flatbush Farm. They started with a bar, and then waited until September - when they hired chef Eric Lind to man the kitchen - to begin serving meals. Comment

CORRECTION

The name of the chef of Lunetta restaurant was misspelled in "Northern Exposure" (Dec. 9, 2006), "Brooklyn Bites" (Nov. 4, 2006) and "A Decade of Good Eats" (Sept. 30, 2006). The correct spelling is Adam Shepard. We regret the errors. Comment

Y2K FLASHBACK

As New Year’s Eve approaches, Park Slope author Kevin Shay reminds us that during a more innocent time - a time before 9-11 - some folks feared a catastrophic breakdown of civilization on Dec. 31, 1999. Comment

MEATING PLACE

Bar Minnow has been rechristened the Brooklyn Burger Bar. Comment

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