First Position, the ballet documentary that I wrote about in the Spring, is finally available on DVD and Netflix streaming! With over 80 minutes of extras, the DVD is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online retailers. If you can’t wait a day or two for Amazon to deliver the film to your door, read my interview with director Bess Kargman to tide you over.
Posted: November 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
Tags: Hurricane, mta, sandy, subways
Click here for an MTA map that outlines limited subway service that opened this morning at 6 am.
Posted: October 23, 2012 in City News
Tags: Central Park
Possibly the largest gift ever to a public park, $100 million dollars is being given to the Central Park Conservancy by hedge fund billionaire John A. Paulson. At a press conference today at Bethesda Fountain, Paulson announced the gift and said, “Walking through the park in different seasons, it kept coming back that in my mind Central Park is the most deserving of all of New York’s cultural institutions. And I wanted the amount to make a difference. The park is very large, and its endowment is relatively small.” Read more at NY Times
Posted: October 11, 2012 in City News
Tags: lost dog, missing
Posted: September 27, 2012 in City News
Tags: old jews telling jokes
Just in time for the Jewish new year, Off Broadway show OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES is giving away the Ultimate Old Jews… Prize Package. All you have to do is “Like” their Facebook page, and you’re eligible to win four tickets to see the show, dinner at 54 Below, some OLD JEWS merchandise, and a meet-and-greet with the cast after the show. But hurry! The contest ends October 1st.
Check out a video below of cast member Audrey Lynn Weston searching for the meaning of Gefilte Fish in Times Square.
On a Friday morning three years ago, two close friends and I were walking past Grace Church on Broadway and East 10th Street when we heard the distinct voice of a unique individual: the originator of the New York City Cruise, Speed Levitch. He was filming a TV pilot with a small crew including director Richard Linklater. Tonight, I happened upon the final product of that sunny day’s happenings. Up to Speed is the Hulu original series that follows Speed around the country as he cruises such locals as San Francisco, the Middle of the Middle of the Midwest, and (of course) New York City. Added bonus: the episodes I’ve watched have all ended with an improvised spoken word musical performance by the zany lyricist.
(Click here to check out my interview with Speed)