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French food, made by a Ukrainian, in Sheepshead Bay

Dining: Chef Roman Nikhman may be Ukrainian, but he’s bringing French food to Sheepshead Bay. Comment

Try Le Bouchon’s cured short ribs — at home!

Dining: Le Bouchon Cured Short Ribs Comment

Our guide to not making rookie mistakes on New Year’s Eve

Event: We’ve separated the Champagne from the Champale to bring you a great way to ring in 2011. Comment

Comic coal! Mike Birbiglia mines jokes from despair

Nightlife: If self-deprecation had a crown, Mike Birbiglia would be wearing it. Comment

A real festival of light at Invisible Dog

Art: Fans of the French artist Thierry Dreyfus are in for a treat this month, as the acclaimed light designer launches his first solo show in America on Dec. 25. Comment

Ovenly goodness! Two gals start a savory snack business

Foodie-in-Chief: Sayonara, stale popcorn. Bon voyage, boiled peanuts. Hungry bar patrons in Williamsburg just got a brand new snack to munch on, and it tastes a lot like bacon. Comment

Ring in the New Year in style in these dresses

Shopping: Almost as big a question as what you’re going to do on New Year’s Eve is, what are you going to wear? Of course, you can always forego your tired wardrobe buy something new, and we found the perfect items in which you can ring in the New Year — dresses that are chic yet still affordable (well, there’s one splurge in there). Comment
Event: For one month every year, a southern Brooklyn neighborhood is renamed. Comment

Catch the Moscow Circus this weekend

Event: This is a circus show for people who take circuses seriously. Comment
Art: Reduce, reuse, recycle, recreate. Comment

Give yourself the boot at wacky Boerum Hill footware-making class

Boerum Hill: Give a man a pair of boots, and he walks for a year. Teach a man to make a pair of boots and he walks forever. Comments (3)

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