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Offline Meryl

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #80 on: January 28, 2008, 03:12:37 am »
Thanks for the wonderful description of your visit to Broome Street, Kelly.  It sounds very bleak to be in Soho at that time of the morning.  I sure hope the tributes were given to the family.

The article you linked to did clear up the question of which floor Heath was living on.  I thought he must have been on the top floor, but he was actually on the one below that.  You were wondering about an elevator--one of the news accounts mentioned that the police went up in the elevator, so yes, there is one.
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #81 on: January 28, 2008, 11:04:19 am »
I'm so glad everyone likes seeing the posts on 421 Broome. I know it helps me feel connected to the event, sad that it is.

Here is an article about Anne Hathaway looking at a loft apartment on Broadway, just two blocks away. (Yes, that's on the same street as the Bloomingdales SoHo store.) Dated January 13, only a week before Heath's death.

That's New York, for you. Death, taxes--and real estate. What had meant to be a curious, gossipy tid-bit ends up ineffably sad.

Anyway.

From New York Magazine (Movers Section)

Would You Believe $30,000 Per Month?



By S.Jhoanna Robledo

Published Jan 13, 2008

Anne Hathaway, soon to be seen opposite Steve Carell as Agent 99 in the upcoming Get Smart remake, has been spotted apartment-hunting downtown with her boyfriend, real-estate developer Raffaello Follieri.

The actress, star of The Devil Wears Prada and Becoming Jane, and Follieri, who was sued last spring by billionaire Ron Burkle for allegedly misappropriating funds in a development deal, are supposedly in the market for a luxe loft.

A source says they recently checked out a four-bedroom on Broadway between Broome and Spring Streets thatís available to rent for $30,000-plus per month.

Past press reports have made much of Follieriís appearances at events with a bodyguard, whereas the popular Hathaway travels sans entourage; apparently, nothing has changed, as he brought security for their tour of the apartment and she showed up on her own.

Calls to their representatives for comment went unreturned.

http://nymag.com/realestate/movers/42761/

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Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #82 on: January 29, 2008, 12:07:29 am »
421 Broome Street, Monday, January 28, 2008, 3:30 PM

The new memorial is growing again. A constant stream of people are stopping by, looking thoughtfully at the offerings, and many are photographing them with their cellphones. None of the objects are disturbed. Everyone is silent. For the moment, anyway, the vigil continues.



421 Broome Street, Monday, January 28, 2008




Heath




We Love Your Cool Red Glasses




Forever in our Hearts




Your Candle Burned Out




A Member of our Brooklyn Family




Bear, Heart and Cranes




Cannot Describe




Votive, Paper Boat and Cranes




Votive, Paper Boat and Cranes (Side-view)




Paper Boat (Close-Up: Adonais has gained another Brother)




With Love and Respect




Today and Always




Thank You for the Movies and the Memories




Cranes with Red-Bordered Plaqard (God must have missed you)




Sorely Missed (To The Ledger Family)




God Bless




Once and For All (with Burned Candle)




I Am Deaf (Zip) You Go Up To Heaven By Sky




Votive (I Am Deaf--Close-up)
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #83 on: January 29, 2008, 12:26:04 am »
Wonderful pictures, John!  Thanks so much.  :-*

This just struck me forcibly.  How spooky and awesome is it that of all the words that could be on that window, "Aero" is the one?  Our first Pilgrimage, when BBM had only recently opened, was at the Aero Theater in Santa Barbara.  8)

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Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #84 on: January 29, 2008, 12:42:21 am »
Meryl, that never entered my mind--gosh.

I so wanted to go to the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, but I was working on a major project (as usual--) and then New York (and most of the country!) was snowed in--

And then, later, other things happened.

Well, I've been to this Aero now.

There are circles and circles, I guess.
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #85 on: January 29, 2008, 01:17:33 am »
Yay! So happy to see this memorial keeps on being replenished.  So wonderful and touching.  I love all the little origami birds.  They look so beautiful... and for whoever left them, it must have taken a very long time to make so many...

{{{John}}} Thank you for these continuing reports.

And, Meryl, you're right about that Aero sign.  It is a little spooky.



421 Broome Street, Monday, January 28, 2008, 3:30 PM

The new memorial is growing again. A constant stream of people are stopping by, looking thoughtfully at the offerings, and many are photographing them with their cellphones. None of the objects are disturbed. Everyone is silent. For the moment, anyway, the vigil continues.



421 Broome Street, Monday, January 28, 2008




Heath




We Love Your Cool Red Glasses




Forever in our Hearts




Your Candle Burned Out




A Member of our Brooklyn Family




Bear, Heart and Cranes




Cannot Describe




Votive, Paper Boat and Cranes




Votive, Paper Boat and Cranes (Side-view)




Paper Boat (Close-Up: Adonais has gained another Brother)




With Love and Respect




Today and Always




Thank You for the Movies and the Memories




Cranes with Red-Bordered Plaqard (God must have missed you)




Sorely Missed (To The Ledger Family)




God Bless




Once and For All (with Burned Candle)




I Am Deaf (Zip) You Go Up To Heaven By Sky




Votive (I Am Deaf--Close-up)

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #86 on: January 29, 2008, 01:59:11 am »
{{{John}}}

Thank you so much for the continuing photos. I'm a continent away, but thanks to you I'm able to see those memorials.
It's so good to see Heath touched the hearts of so many.

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #87 on: January 29, 2008, 02:22:51 am »
Thank you so much, Meryl, Amanda, Anke!

Really, I NEED to do this right now. It doesn't make it any better, exactly, but--

You know.

Anyway, I'm glad that these precious objects are being documented, acknowledged.

(I wish, though, I had a better camera--)

xxx

John
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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2008, 02:28:55 am »
Your camera is just fine, John.  :-*

Thank you so much for the continued documentation. I'm so glad that the tributes haven't stopped coming.

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Re: Visit to 421 Broome Street Today
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2008, 02:29:39 am »
John, thank you so much for the pictures.  You got no idea how grateful we are.  :)