A three-alarm fire was reported just after 5 a.m. Tuesday at the TSQ Brasserie at 723 7th Ave., in the Theater District between 48th and 49 streets. The fire spread to a nearby building and sending thick smoke into the streets. The fire broke out in the ducts of TSQ Brasserie. Fire also got into 167 and 165 West 48th St. “It was a pretty complex situation,” FDNY Deputy Chief John Hodgens said. “The fire was in between three buildings.”
The 12-story high-rise on Seventh Avenue, saw the restaurant decimated and the buildings on 48th Street was also heavily damaged, but not completely destroyed, fire officials said.
About 150 firefighters helped bring the blaze under control about 7:40 a.m, but two firefighters suffered minor injuries and one civilian was rushed to Lenox Hill Hospital for treatment
The restaurant was closed when the fire broke out.
The cause is under investigation.
My View: IT’S TOUGH TO SWING LIKE FRANK….THIS TOUGH GUY CAN…..ROBERT DAVI
The atmosphere in The Boca Black Box was akin to The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas last night as movie/TV star Robert Davi (140 films and counting) swaggered onto the stage to sing and swing the songs of Frank Sinatra. His show, titled “My Kind Of Town” had all the elements of a Sinatra event thanks to Davi’s personality which radiates the same mystique and musical excitement that ‘Ol Blue Eyes” possessed. Robert Davi’s performance was not a great actor acting a role… this was Robert Davi, a great actor who started his career as a trained singer thrilling an audience singing songs made famous by Frank Sinatra, but with Davi’s own magnetism and vocal prowess. I don’t know if Sinatra ever played Boca Raton but Robert Davi turned Boca into ‘his kind of town last night” as he brought the musical substance and charisma of “the chairman of the board” to South Florida.
Davi’s had a long and distinguished career in show business and this Boca Black Box audience got to see a lot of the musical part of it last night. The tough guy movie actor sang the music of Frank swinging it “his way”
About Robert Davi:
Robert Davi, an American actor, singer, writer, and producer has played the roles of main villain and drug lord Franz Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film License to Kill. He was FBI Special Agent Bailey Malone in the NBC television series Proflier. He played a Vietnam veteran and FBI Special Agent Big Johnson in Die Hard. Davi played the opera-singing heavy Jake Fratelli in The goonies, Hans Zarba in Son of the Pink Panther and Al Torres in Showgirls. His album, Davi Sings Sinatra—On The Road to Romance, hit #6 on the Billboard jazz charts. Praised for his voice, Davi debuted as a headliner at The Venetian, in Las Vegas.
FreePalestine Protesters Tried To Ruin Thanksgiving and Black Friday, What’s Next?
Today innocents were freed for terrorists. On Thanksgiving over 30 protestors halted the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade along Sixth Avenue, glueing themselves to the route. Several protestors were taken into custody, but with our DA Alvin Braggs, how long will that last?
On The New England Native American float one performer held out a Palestinian flag. How was that Native American?
Loud boos for both incidents rang out from the crowd, as the white jumpsuit-clad protestors poured fake blood over themselves and held up the parade for thousands.
As I was trying to get to Thanksgiving dinner, Anti-Israel protesters flocked to the New York Times building after the parade and if you were coming from Port Authority or any subway near there, your life was thrown into chaos. It took me over an hour to get from Port Authority to 55th and 6th.
The FreePalestine protesters also redecorated the Stephen Schwarzman building of the NY Public Library with pro-Palestine art & fake blood as well.
To make matters worse Anti-Israel protesters targeted Macy’s on Black Friday after disrupting the store’s iconic Thanksgiving Day parade screaming “Why are you shopping? Bombs are dropping!” They also stopped the traffic on 34th street and 6th avenue in Manhattan with a massive Palestinian flag, causing traffic delays.
They also went after the PUMA flagship store as they sponsor the Israel’s football association.
These protestors are hijacking NYC, time and time again. They are hijacking tax payer dollars for their protests? Why aren’t we doing something to stop this and getting mad as hell over this? WHY?
Count Down To Thanksgiving: Watching The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon’s Come To Life
On the day before the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade visitors can get a behind-the-scenes glimpse as the balloons get inflated.
The balloons start to come to life starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday and expect crowds. The best time to really see the balloon is later but the crowds are less the earlier you arrive. One you enter at 72nd and Columbus, you will head to West 77th and Columbus, move along Columbus, around the Natural History Museum and end up on Central Park West and West 81st Street.
Admission to the balloon area is free and stops at 6p.m.
Public transportation is the best way to get to the inflation area as they’re restriction on parking and taxi access.
If you have never done this, it is treat for both young and old.
My View: Who Knew Broadway and 42nd Street Ran All The Way to Boca/Delray…The Wick Theatre
Who knew 42nd Street and Broadway ran all the way down to Boca/Delray and end at The Wick Theatre and Museum Club! In an event yesterday afternoon that rivaled any Broadway Opening Night Party, Marilynn & Kimberly Wick celebrated the opening of The Wick’s 2023/2024 season with a spectacular immersive exhibition of “Dancing Feet” The Experience, 42nd Street. They also had in attendance none other than the star of the original Tony Award Winning Broadway show (42nd Street) Lee Roy Reams on the Museum Club’s Stage to add commentary, sing, and have a fun filled talk back with the audience. Lee Roy, who starred as Billy Lawlor in the 1980 production, shared many anecdotes about the musical during the video presentation, including insights about renowned choreographer Gower Champion and his untimely death on the day of the show’s Broadway opening. The legendary show went on to win the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Choreography. While Reams continued his illustrious career in musical theatre, starring in numerous Broadway shows including The Producers and La Cage Aux Folles, and at The Wick, he created a sensation with his role as Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly!
“The Wick is breaking new ground in both entertainment and technology by creating these immersive experiences that both entertain and educate audiences about the history of Broadway,” said Kimberly Wick, curator. “As the owners of the largest Broadway costume collection in the nation, we are thrilled to add this innovation as another way to preserve the incredible artistry of our past for generations to come.”
Last year, The Wick Costume Museum underwent a dramatic high-tech transformation, resulting in a stunning new venue, rechristened The Museum Club at The Wick. The completely renovated space thrilled guests with 360-degree immersive video experiences, historic costume displays, dining, and entertainment.
7 Autistic Performers Are About To Win The Heart of Broadway As They Break The Norm in How To Dance In Ohio
Broadway broke new ground last night as seven openly autistic actors took to the stage to play seven autistic characters and they were fantastic.
Also the book and lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik music by Jacob Yandura
choreography by Mayte Natalio and direction by Sammi Cannold are also all making their Broadway debuts and seriously are about to show Broadway veterans how its done. I know the season is early, but I expect this show to swept the Tonys.
The new musical I am talking about is How to Dance in Ohio, inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. It begans previews on Broadway tonight and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre on December 10, 2023.
I have never seen an audience so in tune with a show the moment it started. They were there for the cast and the cast gave back in spades.
How to Dance in Ohio is a heartfelt new musical about the desire to connect and the courage it takes to put yourself out into the world. At a group counseling center in Columbus, Ohio, seven autistic young adults prepare for a spring formal dance—a challenge that breaks open their routines as they experience love, stress, excitement, and independence. How to Dance in Ohio is a story about people on the cusp of the next phase of their lives, facing down hopes and fears, ready to take a momentous first step…and dance. And we could all use the lessons this show tells us with soul.
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