Is there a serial bomber? Two two suspicious packages en route to former President Obama’s Washington D.C. home and Hillary and Bill Clinton’s property in Chappaqua, New York. A police bomb squad was sent to CNN’s offices at the Time Warner Center and the newsroom was evacuated because of a suspicious package that contained. The package was discovered in the mail room of the Time Warner Center and was reportedly constructed with a pipe and wires. Two days earlier a package was delivered to George Soros’ New York home.
“We condemn the attempted violent attacks recently made against President Obama, President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and other public figures,’ a statement from press secretary Sarah Sanders said.
New York Film Festival Begins
Get ready for the 61st New York Film Festival, kicks off September 29. Limited tickets are available and selling fast. Explore the schedule, see filmmakers attending for Q&As on film pages, download a PDF of our program guide, and subscribe to our newly launched Reddit community.
The Pigeon Tunnel – Q&A w. Errol Morris this Saturday
Pioneering documentarian Errol Morris applies his signature aesthetic to a riveting, thriller-like portrait of John le Carré, whose novels such as The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy forever changed the way we perceive espionage in popular culture and the world.
All NYFF61 feature documentaries are presented by HBO.
The Human Surge 3 – Q&A w. Eduardo Williams this Saturday & Sunday
Armed with a 360-degree camera, Argentinean director Eduardo Williams returns to the bold, time-and-continent-skipping world of his 2016 film The Human Surge and constructs something even more immense, fearless, and breathtakingly beautiful.
NYFF61 Currents features are sponsored by MUBI.
Maestro – Spotlight Gala at David Geffen Hall – Limited tickets available on Monday at 6:00pm & 9:45pm
A tour de force for director and star Bradley Cooper, Maestro dramatizes the public and private lives of legendary musician Leonard Bernstein, depicting the complicated yet devoted decades-spanning relationship between Leonard and his wife Felicia (Carey Mulligan).
Orlando, My Political Biography – Q&A w. Paul B. Preciado on Tuesday
Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel Orlando is both historical anchor and hopeful North Star of writer and philosopher Paul B. Preciado’s first film, a sweeping yet intimate documentary that takes a panoramic look at past and present trans lives.All NYFF61 feature documentaries are presented by HBO.
Photo – Ryuichi Sakamoto (courtesy of Janus Films)
My View: Barrington Stage Co. on 42nd Street Oct. 30 For Its Gala at Green Room 42
The evening of cocktails, dinner, and cabaret show headlined by Billy Stritch celebrates the inaugural season of newly appointed Artistic Director Alan Paul and Managing Director Lynsey Shade.
Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Julianne Boyd New Works Fund.
Mary Ann and Bruno Quinson are presenting the event which is sponsored in part by Rhoda Levitt. Eda Sorokoff is Chair with Violet Eagan & Rosita Sarnoff Co-Chairs
Since its inception in 1995, Barrington Stage (BSC) has produced 41 new works, 21 of which have moved on to New York and major regional theatres around the country.
BSC believes that new work is the heart and soul of theatre. If theatre is to thrive and create meaningful and new experiences for audiences, then it is vital to support playwrights and their visions of the world we live in.
BSC’s New Works Fund takes a two-pronged approach – PlayWorks supports the creation of new plays while our acclaimed Musical Theatre Lab develops new musicals. In both of these programs, BSC seeks artists whose unique voices speak to our audiences with relevant new plays and musicals. BSC hopes our new work will ask questions of the world we live in – questions that may not have answers but will begin a dialogue between the artists and our audiences.
T2C Remembers 9/11
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the September 11th’s terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost and many of the first responders/firefighters who survived the terror attacks still have to fight every year for funding to make sure medical bills are covered. For the heroes of 9/11, money will run out once again in 2025.
A flag has been unfurled at the site each year celebrating the bravery that was on display from first responders as well as countless Good Samaritans who jumped into action that day. Ron DeSantis, Michael Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani, Douglas Emhoff, Mayor Eric Adams, Donald Trump and Melania Trump attended the in a moment of silence. Joe Biden decided a ceremony on a military base in Anchorage was more important so he send Kamala Harris.
The museum will also be closed to the public throughout the day, open only for the families of 9/11 victims.
At 3 p.m, the Memorial Plaza opens to the public, where people can view the Tribute in Light, which is lit until midnight. The tribute can be seen for 60-miles.
The Empire State Building, will light up in blue that evening to mark the anniversary of the attacks.
The NYC Fire Museum at 278 Spring Street had a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. It will take place in the museum’s permanent memorial dedicated to the 343 FDNY members who lost their lives on 9/11.
The museum also features a new exhibition, One Day in September, recognizing the courageous efforts of first responders on 9/11 through a portrait series, personal artifacts, and short interviews with first responders’ family members. The exhibition is on view until Oct. 2, 2022.
We honor the life of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who died on 9/11 after he ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center with 60 pounds of gear strapped to his back.
Today we think back and never forget those we lost and those who so bravely fought to save lives.
Migrants Are Still Pouring Into NYC and Are Causing a Strain on New Yorkers, Police and The System
There were over 2,300 new migrants that came into the city seeking shelter last week alone. So far the total is over 100,000, who are overwhelming a shelter system designed to hold tens of thousands people not hundreds of thousands..
A shocking new report say at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street more than 41 migrants have been arrested and of course let go to thanks to DA Alvin Bragg lenient policies. A lot of these abuses are domestic violence or crimes against the police.
Daniel Hernandez Martinez, an immigrant from Venezuela has committed 14 crimes in his first two months in New York City. The 29-year-old has been booked and arrested 6 times by the police. Daniel arrived in NYC on June 27, 2023, and committed his first crime the same day. Following on, he has randomly attacked at least 3 strangers and two cops and has gotten arrested and released consequently at least 6 times. “He’s been wreaking havoc,” said a cop who has been on the force for more than 20 years. The officer continued on how the migrant influx was causing a lot of crimes in the state, most of them being violent. “This is not an isolated incident. These migrants are getting arrested quite often here, and we really don’t know who they are. They really don’t have ID. They’re not being vetted properly, but some of them are committing some of the most violent crimes here.”
Besides at The Roosevelt.
A 20-year-old migrant woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly slapping an NYPD officer who was attempting to confiscate her unregistered motorbike in front of the Stratford Arms Hotel on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The woman — who also had been arrested in July for allegedly attacking her boyfriend — was freed without bail the next day, as per state law.
Did you know New York City has a unique court-ordered obligation to provide emergency shelter to anyone who asks for it?
Another staggering statistic is that 1.2MILLION US born workers lost their jobs during between July and August, and have been replaced by 688,000 foreign born staff as migrants flood across the border. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, foreign-born people are those residing in the United States who were not US citizens at birth, and do not have parents who are U.S. citizens.
If we are not careful American born citizens are going to lose much more than our jobs.
Ken Fallin’s Broadway: Escape To Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett, the singer, songwriter, author, sailor and entrepreneur whose roguish brand of island escapism on hits like “Margaritaville” and “Fins” made him something of a latter-day folk hero, especially among his devoted following of so-called Parrot Heads, died on Friday. He was 76.
His musical, Escape to Margaritaville, opened at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway on March 15 under the direction of Tony winner Christopher Ashley. The production closed on July 1 after 29 previews and 124 regular performances. A national tour launched in Providence, Rhode Island, in the fall of 2019.
Of the over 30 albums Buffett released, eight are certified gold and nine are certified platinum or multiplatinum.
Aside from his career in music, Buffett was involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs; he owned Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain.
After entering hospice care just five days prior, Buffett died on September 1, 2023, at his home in Sag Harbor, New York, at the age of 76 from skin cancer (diagnosed in 2019) that had turned into lymphoma.
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