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Offline Meryl

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #150 on: February 01, 2008, 12:05:10 am »
And thanks, Meryl, for meeting me on Wednesday, January 23, at the Starbucks on Allen and Delancey, and our walk over to Broome Street. I'll never forget it.

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John

Me neither, John.  It meant so much to be there, especially with you.  Love you.  :-*
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #151 on: February 01, 2008, 12:57:38 am »
421 Broome Street, Thursday, January 31, 2008, 2:00 PM


No Memorial today. Large truck ("Art Moving") blocking the entry.  A few people--singletons and couples--walk up with cameras at the ready, disappointed. Sunny and cold. Sad.


421 Broome Street, January 31, 2008




At one point, Elle said: why not photograph some of the local places Heath frequented and were mentioned during the New York Daily News article? (In SoHo, Heath Ledger was scruffy loner, January 24, 2008)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/01/24/2008-01-24_in_soho_heath_ledger_was_scruffy_loner.html

So I did.



"I didn't know he was an actor," said Camile Angelo, the host at the Grotta Azzurra Ristorante at Mulberry and Broome Sts., where Ledger often ate breakfast. "He was always the first customer. He was always here alone."

"I told him to stop text messaging because his steak and eggs were getting cold,"
  Angelo said. "He smiled."




Walking East on Broome Street to Mulberry (Grotta Azzurra)



Corner of Mulberry and Broome, looking West towards 421 Broome




Open for Breakfast--Eggs




Breakfast Menu




Map: 177 Mulberry Street, New York, NY 10013  212-925-8775
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=177+Mulberry+St,+New+York,+NY+10013,+USA&sa=X&oi=map&ct=title

(421 Broome is between Crosby and Lafayette, on the South side of the street. Grotta Azzurra is also on the South side of Broome, just a couple of blocks East.)

More photos from other places mentioned in the article and other points of interest from the area next time.

xxx
John
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #152 on: February 01, 2008, 01:41:11 am »
Tribute to Heath Ledger from ennisjack.com is amazing!!!!!  Hard to stop crying.

Thank you so much, John.
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #153 on: February 01, 2008, 02:15:02 am »
421 Broome Street, Thursday, January 31, 2008, 2:00 PM


No Memorial today. Large truck ("Art Moving") blocking the entry.  A few people--singletons and couples--walk up with cameras at the ready, disappointed. Sunny and cold. Sad.


At one point, Elle said: why not photograph some of the local places Heath frequented and were mentioned during the New York Daily News article? (In SoHo, Heath Ledger was scruffy loner, January 24, 2008)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2008/01/24/2008-01-24_in_soho_heath_ledger_was_scruffy_loner.html

So I did.




Hey {{{John}}}!  Thanks for these fantastic images and reports from Heath's neighborhood.  They're really interesting to see/ hear about.

Do you think the memorial will re-generate yet again?  Or do you think that gesture is sort of over?  Maybe if you go back there again in the coming days you could leave some flowers or something and see if that sparks a new memorial with other folks contributing.  Just a thought.

Thanks again for all your efforts in reporting about this.
 :-*


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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #154 on: February 01, 2008, 02:50:47 am »
Hello, Amanda!

Thank you so much. I definitely WILL be checking in to see what transpires. I've been leary about trying to create--or "re"-create-- anything "artificial." The original offerings were so good, weren't they? Mostly because they were so heartfelt, so real. I've just been attempting to report.

Well, we shall see.

Especially as the funeral in Perth is still to be in the very near future--

Thanks also, Pete!--the video is amazing, isn't it? The Oscars couldn't do better, and that's a fact--I hope people go to EnnisJack.com and let them know--well, say we are proud.

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John
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #155 on: February 01, 2008, 03:35:01 am »
It occurs to me two things, that there may be more tributes to Heath Ledger on YouTube than to anyone else, and that he would surely love knowing that he inspired 'just folks' to make videos, though them being about him might feel a bit daunting.

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #156 on: February 01, 2008, 03:37:03 am »
John, I love seeing the Grotta Azzurra menu.  Heath ordered the most expensive meal they have.  :)  And the typo on the bottom line reminds me they never tied the knot.  With that image, who'd want to?  :)

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #157 on: February 01, 2008, 04:13:32 am »
Ha!

I bet Ennis would have had Steak and Eggs, when he managed to put a few dollars together and he went into town every other week or so--

As for the typo--well, that's traditional 'Ethnic' New York Menu-ese. It's like the old hand-woven oriental carpets with one mistake-on-purpose, so Allah wouldn't strike the weaver down!

Thanks so much, Clarissamissima, for the idea. I'll be photographing more of those cute dives very soon.

And Amanda--I may make a little contribution for the Memorial--even if only electronically so, on BetterMost--
and maybe this is IT, as it is now February--(!) and I had wanted to mention this photo below--

So:

My favorite photo of Heath--

Published almost exactly two years ago (sigh--) in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, dated February 19, 2006,
photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin made the Third Annual

"Great Performers: Portraits of 26 actors who made the films of 2005 so memorable."
(Makeup by Peter Philips/Hair by Christiaan/Styled by Marc Kroop--they made the fake tear drop match his real tatoos!)

Heath Ledger/Brokeback Mountain
pg. 79




The opposing, left hand page was a beautiful b&w shot of Michelle (I would love to find the url--)

In context, and for history,
the other "Great Performers" were:

Ziyi Zhang/2046
William Hurt/A History of Violence
Rachel Weisz/The Constant Gardener
Birol Ünel and Sibel Kekilli/Head-On
Shirley MacLaine/In Her Shoes
Charlize Theron/North Country
Viggo Mortensen/A History of Violence
Michelle Williams/Brokeback Mountain
Heath Ledger/Brokeback Mountain

Amy Adams/Junebug
Philip Seymour Hoffman/Capote
Vera Farmiga/Down to the Bone
Bill Murray/Broken Flowers
Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Mysterious Skin
Reese Witherspoon/Walk the Line
Joaquin Phoenix/Walk the Line
Terrence Howard/Hustle and Flow
Natalie Press and Emily Blunt/My Summer of Love
Deep Roy/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Eric Bana/Munich
Penelope Cruz/Don't Move
Jeff Daniels/The Squid and the Whale
Daniel Day-Lewis/The Ballad of Jack and Rose

and on the cover:

George Clooney/Syriana

Pretty good context, no?

(I mean for Heath, that is--and Brokeback--)

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #158 on: February 01, 2008, 04:28:59 am »
I remember when Leslie very kindly posted a bunch of those NYT photos.  (I think it was Leslie.)

I look down that list of names and I see it through BBM-colored glasses:

Ziyi Zhang/2046 worked with Ang
William Hurt/A History of Violence 
Rachel Weisz/The Constant Gardener
Birol Ünel and Sibel Kekilli/Head-On
Shirley MacLaine/In Her Shoes
Charlize Theron/North Country
Viggo Mortensen/A History of Violence In Meryl's other favorite movie
Michelle Williams/Brokeback Mountain  Michelle
Heath Ledger/Brokeback Mountain  Heath
Amy Adams/Junebug
Philip Seymour Hoffman/Capote  also up for an Oscar that year
Vera Farmiga/Down to the Bone  In Roar with Heath
Bill Murray/Broken Flowers
Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Mysterious Skin  In 10 Things with Heath, plus reminds me of Heath
Reese Witherspoon/Walk the Line  Jake's honey
Joaquin Phoenix/Walk the Line  also up for an Oscar that year
Terrence Howard/Hustle and Flow  was in that other movie
Natalie Press and Emily Blunt/My Summer of Love
Deep Roy/Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Eric Bana/Munich  worked with Ang
Penelope Cruz/Don't Move
Jeff Daniels/The Squid and the Whale
Daniel Day-Lewis/The Ballad of Jack and Rose  fellow Heath-lover
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #159 on: February 01, 2008, 04:41:58 am »

was in that other movie


What was that movie??

Oh, yeah--Jake's honey's Ex was in that one, called--Oh, damn, you know the one!

(Talk about the Mistake-on-Purpose...)
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
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