Tag Archives: Tribeca

NEW YORK CITY: Construction Crane Collapses In Tribeca, At Least One Killed, Several Injured [VIDEO]

A massive 565-foot construction crane collapsed this morning in downtown Manhattan as operators were attempting to secure it under high winds. At least one person was killed in his parked car and wreckage is strewn for two city blocks. Con Ed workers have cut power and gas lines to the area as a precaution. This is the first crane collapse ...

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TRAILER: Compared To What: The Improbable Journey Of Barney Frank

Open this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. Executive producer: Alec Baldwin. Variety has the story: When husband-and-wife directing team Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler approached Barney Frank about making a documentary, their pitch sounded lighthearted. In late 2011, Frank was preparing to retire from his Massachusetts seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, after a 40-year career in public ...

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Window To Window

Residents of a luxury Tribeca building are angry about an art gallery’s exhibition of photos taken from an apartment across the street. From his second-floor apartment across the street, artist Arne Svenson secretly took photos of his neighbors through their oversized windows as they engaged in such personal things as bending over cleaning, taking naps and carrying sleeping kids to ...

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Rising In NYC: 60-Story “Jenga” Tower

Super-skyscapers are rising all over Manhattan and the “Jenga” tower is the city’s latest hot building for jillionaires. Tribeca’s soon-to-be-tallest building, 56 Leonard, sold more than 70% of its 145 units in just 10 weeks — including one to a Frenchman who got so excited just from looking at renderings of the unevenly shaped structure that he bought a $6 ...

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TRAILER: Bridegroom

Clip description: BRIDEGROOM gives an intensely personal edge to the ongoing debate over the legal rights of same-sex couples. Interviews, photos and video footage all testify to the uncommon connection that drew together Shane Bitney Crone and Tom Bridegroom. For six years they remained united despite extreme challenges from both family and society, until a tragic accident tears apart their ...

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Power Returns To Much Of Downtown NYC

After five days, electricity was restored this evening to parts of downtown Manhattan, almost a full day ahead of yesterday’s forecast by Con Edison. According to Miss Twitter, folks were literally dancing in the LIT streets of Chelsea, the Flatiron, the East Village, Chinatown, Soho, and parts of the Lower East Side.  Con Ed tweets this disclaimer: “For all in ...

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Life Imitates Art (Film)

Playing this week at the Tribeca Film Festival is Una Noche, a Cuban film about defecting to the United States. Two of the movie’s young stars were flown in from Havana to attend the premiere. Guess what they did?

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REMINDER: Book Launch Tonight

One final reminder that I’ll be hosting a book release event for Gay In America at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble at 7pm tonight. Author Scott Pasfield will be there with a slideshow presentation on the making of his book. And I’m told some of the subjects will be on hand too. Swing by after work and say hello! I ...

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TOMORROW: Book Launch In Tribeca

I’ll be hosting a book release event for Gay In America at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble at 7pm tomorrow, Friday, October 21st. Author Scott Pasfield will be there with a slideshow presentation on the making of his book. And I’m told some of the subjects will be on hand too. Swing by after work and say hello!

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Director Changes Title, It’s Now:
“Ticked-Off T*@nnies With Knives”

The Tribeca Film Festival has begun and in advance of its first screening tonight, Ticked Off Trannies With Knives director Israel Luna has made a slight change to its title. Some transgender activists have strongly objected to both the film’s content and original title.

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Tomorrow: Blowoff NYC

DJs Bob Mould and Rich Morel return to Tribeca’s Canal Room tomorrow night for the latest NYC installment of Blowoff. Doors open at 11:30pm, advance tickets $15. Get tickets here. Subway: A/C/E/1 to Canal Station, one block from the venue. Rich has promised to play Tightrope, the new smoking track from 2009 Grammy-nominee Janelle Monae. Love it.

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Jenga!

Via Gizmodo: Fresh off the billions of eyes that have been on the beautiful Beijing National Stadium, Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron have set their sights on NYC with this incredible 57-story residential tower, unveiled today. It consists of 145 unique apartments that are stacked into the sky like a Jenga tower that’s already been well-poked by a party ...

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