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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #250 on: April 05, 2009, 12:04:05 am »
Lovely pics, John.  And a lovely brunch with my fellow Knickerbocker.  Love ya!  :-*
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #251 on: April 05, 2009, 01:29:35 am »
Thanks for all the pics - feels as if I´ve been there myself. Thanks again :-*

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #252 on: April 05, 2009, 08:14:48 am »
Thank you for reporting back Meryl and John! It  feels as if I have been there with you.
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #253 on: April 05, 2009, 08:46:57 am »
Thank you John and Meryl for the tour of the restuarant.. The food looks *delicious* and  I love the paintings on the walls.  Some I can make out to be a celebrity for sure and some I'm not so sure, like maybe one of native New Yorker, Billy Joel? 

The flowers for Heath are beautiful.   :'(

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #254 on: April 05, 2009, 09:50:57 am »

If you are interested, Meryl and I went to visit Heath's restaurant Five Leaves during Christmas Week 2008. There is a 33 image photo album here:

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18 Bedford Ave
Greenpoint, Brooklyn 11222
Phone: 718.383.5345

Open 7 days
8am til 12 am [/b]

I went last weekend to celebrate a variety of birthdays...  it was late, and therefore dark, but still lovely.  I had potato and leek soup (very yummy) and also oysters (also good). 

I don't know if it's been mentioned, but it's a cash only place...

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #255 on: April 05, 2009, 10:17:11 am »


I went [to Five Leaves] last weekend to celebrate a variety of birthdays...  it was late, and therefore dark, but still lovely.  I had potato and leek soup (very yummy) and also oysters (also good). 
I don't know if it's been mentioned, but it's a cash only place...


Yay! Good for you. I went again last month, and I had lamb with braised cabbage, then bread pudding. Amazing. The chef is really, really good. We have to support Heath's project in Brooklyn!


Re L'Orange Bleue: Meryl, thank you! And thank you all.


I love the paintings on the walls.  Some I can make out to be a celebrity for sure and some I'm not so sure, like maybe one of native New Yorker, Billy Joel? 


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N i k k i  S c h i r o

Portrait Projects


http://nikkischiro.com/nikkischiro.com/Portrait_Projects_.html

L'Orange Bleue Project Series: A Site-Specific Portrait Series that playfully re-creates the experience of a remarkable place in time. The show consists of 24 interchangeable portraits that vigorously portray regular personalities who dramatically affect the dynamic of this particular space on any given night. The installation will open with the intensity of all 24 portraits. After the first weeks, the piece will become "move-able," exhibiting 8-24 portraits at a time, rotating them randomly. Every rotation, producing a different combination of characters, will impact the mood and feel of the space differently, as do actual gatherings of the characters they represent.
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L’Orange Bleue 2007
Portrait Projects




Nicoletta (Nikki Schiro), self-portrait of the artist, added to series as per request
of Mr. Boitier, acrylic on paper on wood © Nikki Schiro 2007
Collection of Vincent Boitier





Vincent Boitier (da vince), 44" x 30" , pastels, acrylic,
paper on wood panel, © Nikki Schiro 2007
Collection of Vincent Boitier


and etc.

I really like the portraits. Most of them seem to be drummers (percussion artistes!)--as Monday nights at L'Orange Bleue seems to be, uhm, intense!  Look:


Stephan Lacovelli Drums, Roman Keflay Claps,
Michel Malfeson Portrait





Installation Shot, Portrait of Roman Keflay




Jean Dumas and Maki Siraj on Drums



Nice!
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #256 on: April 05, 2009, 12:17:00 pm »
Wow.  What awesome pics, and what a labor of love in putting that all together and letting us share the day!  Thanks, John and Meryl!  :)
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #257 on: April 05, 2009, 12:20:06 pm »


Wow.  What awesome pics, and what a labor of love in putting that all together and letting us share the day!  Thanks, John and Meryl!  :)


Marie, you are so kind--as you always are!


More:

The 'Site Specific L'Orange Bleue Project Series' paintings by Nikki Schiro are of drummers!



Lamine Fall, 40” X 30”, pastels, acrylic on paper,
on wood panel© Nikki Schiro 2007
Collection of Vincent Boitier





Mamadou Endoye, 44" x 30", pastels, acrylic
on wood panel, © Nikki Schiro 2007
Collection of Vincent Boitier





Jean Dumas, 40” X 30”, pastels, acrylic
on paper, on wood panel, © Nikki Schiro 2007
Collection of Vincent Boitier





Stephan Lacovelli, 30” X 40”, pastels, acrylic on paper,
on wood panel, © Nikki Schiro 2007
Collection of Vincent Boitier





Roman Keflay (yes, she Claps!), 38” X 28”, pastels, acrylic on paper,
on wood panel, © Nikki Schiro 2007
Collection of Vincent Boitier





Stephan Lacovelli Drums, Roman Keflay Claps,
Michel Malfeson Portrait



I'm convinced  Heath would have loved this! And right opposite his front door? Please!

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #258 on: April 05, 2009, 12:33:01 pm »
John and Meryl, thank you once more.

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You're right John. I thought the very same. Just seeing the building is still sad. :(



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The person behind you also wears stripes. Somehow fitting for the photo ;D. And someone else in one of the pics has a hooded sweater with white and dark blue stripes. I also have one: hoodie, stripes, colors - all the same :).


I like all the paintings, especially the one to the right in this pic:



The person pictured seems gentle and he has warm, kind eyes.


I think Heath would have approved of the location. It's cool.

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #259 on: April 05, 2009, 12:49:49 pm »




The person behind you also wears stripes. Somehow fitting for the photo ;D. And someone else in one of the pics has a hooded sweater with white and dark blue stripes. I also have one: hoodie, stripes, colors - all the same :).



what a great observation, Chrissie. You really have an eye for details.