January 24, 1997 |
Affirming that the second half of life is more than just "a halfway house to the grave," "Tom Tom on a Rooftop" at Theatre West proves a serviceable, if not particularly original, vehicle for putting a spotlight on the issue of ageism. Daniel Keough's good-natured new comedy is an upbeat urban myth about seniors in a run-down apartment building overcoming the stereotypes they've internalized about growing old.
August 23, 2009 |
When it came to transforming a 1940s bungalow into a glamorous Hollywood Hills residence, the Leighs made it a family affair. Garrison Leigh, along with his wife, Patrice, and sons Zachary and Aaron, who all run the real estate development and design firm Good Form, teamed up to develop and design the home -- but not without occasional differences of opinion. Garrison jokes that he got an earful from his sons after he made an executive decision to acid-wash the vein-cut travertine tile on the first floor.
October 23, 2011 |
The last thing a New Yorker expects to find atop a massive building in industrial Queens is a farm. We're talking 140 rows of crops, including leafy greens, tomatoes, even fancy Japanese turnips - as well as high-tech irrigation and five plump hens who enjoy a sixth-story view of the Manhattan skyline that any penthouse dweller would pay millions for. The Brooklyn Grange, named before its young founders settled on another borough, is...
June 8, 1989 |
Chicago Cubs President Donald Grenesko says he will block a private club's venture of renting out space on a roof with a view of Wrigley Field for parties during ballgames. Grenesko has asked the club's architect to design a barrier aimed at blocking the club's view of the park. But Grenesko says he wants to keep the barrier as small as possible to avoid penalizing residents of other buildings along Sheffield Avenue, whose rooftop viewing he calls "part of the unique charm and character of Wrigley Field."
October 12, 2008 |
The bank robber was looking to steal a getaway car and had a choice of two minivans, parked next to each other outside Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld's house here. One was a nondescript silver Toyota Sienna. The other was an old Dodge Caravan decorated with Stars of David and sporting a rooftop ad for a synagogue. Guess which one the robber took. "I don't know what he was thinking," said a mystified Herzfeld, rabbi of Ohev Sholom synagogue. "He thought he would blend right in?" Police say the robber used the synagogue's van when he held up a Commerce Bank in suburban Clinton, Md., on Sept.
July 17, 1993
(Cincinnati pitcher) Tom Browning spent part of a recent game watching the Reds play the Chicago Cubs from a rooftop across the street from Wrigley Field. The fans on the rooftop enjoyed it, every sports show in the country showed it on their highlights and it made everyone laugh. So what did Red Manager Davey Johnson do? He lectured Browning and fined him $500, saying, "The incident embarrassed me." The NBA would have included the story on its "Inside Stuff" show and played up the entertainment aspect of it. I mean, do you think for a minute that Browning did anything that demeaned the Reds' organization, major league baseball or, God forbid, Davey Johnson?