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Saturday, April 23, 2005

RAINBOW COALITION

While last year’s "Open House: Working in Brooklyn" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum made huge strides in introducing the borough to its diversity of artists, it’s possible that a new borough-wide art exhibit, "Project Diversity," helmed by gallery owner Danny Simmons, will expand on that theme while encouraging visitors to break through the boundaries of their own neighborhoods and cultural myopia. Comment.

HOT TICKET

Beginning April 28, esteemed actors Steve Buscemi, Meryl Streep, Hope Davis, Peter Dinklage, Philip Seymour Hoffman (pictured at the Brooklyn Academy of Music gala last month), John Goodman, Marcia Gay Harden and Brooke Smith will converge at DUMBO’s St. Ann’s Warehouse for three nights of readings. Comment.

STILL STRONG AFTER FORTY

With all the vagaries restaurants endure, it’s no surprise that their lifespans are often brief. So when an establishment is going strong after four decades, it’s a triumph. Comment.

LEIPZIG AT LIU

Long Island University’s Brooklyn campus unveils its new Humanities Building Gallery on April 27 with a reception for celebrated Brooklyn native Arthur Leipzig, a photographer who taught at the Brooklyn and C.W. Post campuses for 28 years. Comment.

RX FOR CHANGE

"For almost a century, the FDA has been the ’Good Housekeeping’ seal of approval, the Nobel Prize and Ivory soap (99 and 44/100 percent pure) combined," writes Park Sloper Fran Hawthorne in her latest book. "To say you have lost faith in the FDA is like saying motherhood and apple pie have gone rotten." Comment.

NEW HOME FOR BOUILLABAISSE

For those who remember the late, great La Bouillabaisse, chef Neil Ganic’s French bistro that opened in 1993 and closed in 2003, you’ll be happy to hear that Ganic is back with the sequel. Comment.

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