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One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« on: January 22, 2009, 08:01:09 pm »
Today John Gallagher and I had a date, set months ago, for lunch.  We met at a little place called The Savoy at the corner of Prince and Crosby, two blocks north of Broome Street.  We wore our Heath stripes, and I brought along two red roses.

After lunch, we strolled slowly down to Heath's old apartment building, wondering whether there would be any other flowers left there for him today.  John thought not, but I wasn't surprised to see several bouquets leaning beside the door with accompanying letters and mementos.

What did surprise me was that there were cameramen there!  Except this year, instead of an army of anchorpersons, miles of cable and a forest of tripods there was one cameraman and one pretty blonde woman looking on curiously as I added our two BetterMost roses to the little shrine.  A couple of other men with cameras were clicking away at more of a distance, but I never found out who they were.

As John was taking his own pictures, the woman approached me and asked if I'd tell her why we were here.  As soon as she heard we were from a fan site, she asked if I would go on camera for a brief interview, and I agreed.  Her name was Ronnie, and she and her colleague work for Channel Seven in Sydney!  They were very down-to-earth and friendly, also sympathetic, so as I talked, I'm afraid I got a bit verklempt.  But she was very interested to hear we'd met each other through knowing Heath.  I mentioned BetterMost and our trips to Alberta and Wyoming.  I said we thought of Heath as a good friend, and how bittersweet it was that he'd been nominated just this morning (that's when my voice got all weird on me).  We shook hands and parted, and John told the Aussies how to find an Aussie coffee shop where we were heading for our coffee and dessert.  Ronnie told me to check seven.com.au to see if their interviews get aired.

We walked up to Houston Street, then headed east to Second Avenue, then to First Street, where we found the tiny eatery called the Tuck Shop.  John is amazing.  He knows all these great little places!  We had delicious, rich Australian lattes and awesome, awesome bread and butter pudding and "vanilla slice," which is like a Napolean without the chocolate drizzle.  We managed to "tuck" away both plates quite handily.  John then walked me up to 14th Street, where I got the subway.

Later tonight John will post lots of pictures, so stay tuned.  8)

This day could have been so much heavier and more sad without my BetterMost family.  I'm blessed to have met John and everyone here.  It took the sting away somehow, and I didn't even notice that we were at 421 at just about the time all those awful events were unfolding a year ago.  Thanks so, so much, buds.

Meryl

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 09:11:48 pm »

I watch the Channel 7 news most nights at 6pm and will certainly be watching tonight, to see if you and John are featured, Meryl.

Channel 7 has other news-like daily programs that I don't usually watch. They're the sort of programs that show human interest type stories. I've missed this morning's "Sunrise" program. It is the sort of program this story would likely appear on. Did any other Aussies happen to see 7's "Sunrise" program this morning? Sue? Rob? Anyone?

I will also be watching 7's "Today Tonight" program this evening at 6.30pm, following the News.

I look forward to seeing John's photos.

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 09:13:15 pm »
Today John Gallagher and I had a date, set months ago, for lunch.  We met at a little place called The Savoy at the corner of Prince and Crosby, two blocks north of Broome Street.  We wore our Heath stripes, and I brought along two red roses.

After lunch, we strolled slowly down to Heath's old apartment building, wondering whether there would be any other flowers left there for him today.  John thought not, but I wasn't surprised to see several bouquets leaning beside the door with accompanying letters and mementos.

What did surprise me was that there were cameramen there!  Except this year, instead of an army of anchorpersons, miles of cable and a forest of tripods there was one cameraman and one pretty blonde woman looking on curiously as I added our two BetterMost roses to the little shrine.  A couple of other men with cameras were clicking away at more of a distance, but I never found out who they were.

As John was taking his own pictures, the woman approached me and asked if I'd tell her why we were here.  As soon as she heard we were from a fan site, she asked if I would go on camera for a brief interview, and I agreed.  Her name was Ronnie, and she and her colleague work for Channel Seven in Sydney!  They were very down-to-earth and friendly, also sympathetic, so as I talked, I'm afraid I got a bit verklempt.  But she was very interested to hear we'd met each other through knowing Heath.  I mentioned BetterMost and our trips to Alberta and Wyoming.  I said we thought of Heath as a good friend, and how bittersweet it was that he'd been nominated just this morning (that's when my voice got all weird on me).  We shook hands and parted, and John told the Aussies how to find an Aussie coffee shop where we were heading for our coffee and dessert.  Ronnie told me to check seven.com.au to see if their interviews get aired.

We walked up to Houston Street, then headed east to Second Avenue, then to First Street, where we found the tiny eatery called the Tuck Shop.  John is amazing.  He knows all these great little places!  We had delicious, rich Australian lattes and awesome, awesome bread and butter pudding and "vanilla slice," which is like a Napolean without the chocolate drizzle.  We managed to "tuck" away both plates quite handily.  John then walked me up to 14th Street, where I got the subway.

Later tonight John will post lots of pictures, so stay tuned.  8)

This day could have been so much heavier and more sad without my BetterMost family.  I'm blessed to have met John and everyone here.  It took the sting away somehow, and I didn't even notice that we were at 421 at just about the time all those awful events were unfolding a year ago.  Thanks so, so much, buds.

Meryl



Thanks so so much for sharing with all of us...

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 09:47:22 pm »
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 10:03:22 pm »
This day could have been so much heavier and more sad without my BetterMost family.  I'm blessed to have met John and everyone here.  It took the sting away somehow, and I didn't even notice that we were at 421 at just about the time all those awful events were unfolding a year ago.  Thanks so, so much, buds.

Meryl



Aw, Meryl, such a great experience.  Thank you for representing us.  So glad you and John could  be together. 

You've been very much in my thoughts today, as I recall "breaking the news" to you this time last year. 

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 10:58:21 pm »
Aw, Meryl, such a great experience.  Thank you for representing us.  So glad you and John could  be together. 

You've been very much in my thoughts today, as I recall "breaking the news" to you this time last year. 

Hugs,
Paul

Same goes for me, Paul.  I remember stopping on the street to answer your call--my own "Ennis reads the postcard" moment.  It was hours before I got up the nerve to log onto BetterMost.  Nothing can be the same after that, except of course, the consolation of having dear friends who totally understand.  :-*
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2009, 11:08:11 pm »
(((Meryl)))

((((Mel))))

And Bel, I'm glad I could share.  Thanks!  :-*

I watch the Channel 7 news most nights at 6pm and will certainly be watching tonight, to see if you and John are featured, Meryl.

Channel 7 has other news-like daily programs that I don't usually watch. They're the sort of programs that show human interest type stories. I've missed this morning's "Sunrise" program. It is the sort of program this story would likely appear on. Did any other Aussies happen to see 7's "Sunrise" program this morning? Sue? Rob? Anyone?

I will also be watching 7's "Today Tonight" program this evening at 6.30pm, following the News.

I look forward to seeing John's photos.

 :-* {{{ Meryl & John }}}  :-*

((((Kerry))))

I'm glad you'll be keeping an eye out for any clip of us.  Who knew my "15 minutes" a la Warhol might be in Australia?  ;D
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2009, 11:39:16 pm »
I'm so glad you and John could spend the day together Meryl! And that was a beautiful tribute to Heath when you both stopped by his old apartment for a few minutes.

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I hope you make it on the Australian news! How exciting is that?!! I'm looking forward from Kerry to tell us if he saw you, and I'm also looking forward to seeing John's pictures! :)

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2009, 11:58:24 pm »
I just checked the Australian TV site, and there is video of 421 Broome Street,  AND you can see me for a couple of seconds as I put the two roses on the windowsill!  Go here and click on the video box titled "Ledger nabs Oscar nomination."

http://au.news.yahoo.com/

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2009, 12:34:31 am »
Wow!! Our Meryl a multicontinental celebrity!! I reccanized you immediately!! An awesome portrayal, worthy of a supporting the supporting actor nod!!

So, you got the news from friend Paul? That is interesting. In my case, I was in a staff meeting a few doors down from my office. My office phone started ringing...and ringing...and ringing. Finally my boss turned to me and said, "Maybe you'd better go get that call." It was EDelMar, with the sad news.
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2009, 02:33:13 am »
I just got into the Australian Yahoo news and saw the video clip of you placing the roses Meryl.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/-/national/#embedded-video-top

Wonderful tribute.......
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2009, 02:54:37 am »
I can only agree with what everyone has posted here. You guys are the best!

Thanks so much for doing this for all of us and sharing your experience with us.  :-*  :-*  :-*

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I'm off to work right now, I'll check the video later.  :D


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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2009, 03:31:16 am »
On this sad occasion, some cause for joy tonight!

I have just seen Meryl on Australian Channel 7's prime-time 6 o'clock News telecast!

It is Friday night here in Sydney - Jan 23.

Meryl, the news item showed you in your long black coat, leaving flowers.

The item also mentioned Five Leaves and showed the interior of the restaurant. They interviewed press and fans at Broome Street and also a very distressed man at Five Leaves who was in tears and couldn't speak.

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2009, 04:21:22 am »
I just saw it too Kerry.........

I asked all my family here to stop and watch with me.

To have a member of Bettermost, be shown leaving those roses, felt like you were representing us all, and for that I thank you.
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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2009, 05:16:47 am »
I just saw it too Kerry.........

I asked all my family here to stop and watch with me.

To have a member of Bettermost, be shown leaving those roses, felt like you were representing us all, and for that I thank you.

I saw Meryl in the news preview, shown just before the main broadcast at 6pm and immediatedly phoned my friend,  George, very excitedly, to ask if he would tape the News for me (I don't have a DVD burner attached to my television). He wanted to chat but I was so excited, I just said, "I have to go, I don't want to miss seeing my friend on telly!" After seeing Meryl, I went on-line and found that you had posted the link, Sue, so phoned George again to let him know that I wouldn't need the recording after all (I had ideas about posting it to Meryl!). It was a very nicely produced piece. Very sensitively done. And I recognised you immediately, Meryl. You were so dignified and reverential.

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #15 on: January 23, 2009, 05:23:13 am »


Heath Day
January 22, 2009

Part I of III

Savoy
70 Prince Street
(corner of Crosby; two blocks North of Broome)
New York, NY 10012

(Salad Greens with Goat cheese;
Home made Pork Sausage with Cabbage;
Lamb Sandwich.)

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #16 on: January 23, 2009, 05:31:02 am »
Have just viewed the links posted previously by Meryl and Sue and they are not from the prime-time broadcast tonight. I saw a different piece. I suspect the above links may be from an earlier broadcast during the day. The piece I saw was more to do with Heath and less to do with the Oscars.
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2009, 05:36:35 am »


Heath Day
January 22, 2009

Part II of III

Walking South on Crosby to
421 Broome Street

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2009, 05:53:06 am »
Great pics John, thank you for sharing.....
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2009, 05:57:53 am »

Heath Day
January 22, 2009

Part III of III

Tuck Shop
68 E 1st Street
(Between 1st and 2nd Avenues,
near Houston)
New York, NY 10003

(Australian Coffee;
Vanilla Slice;
Rhubarb Bread and Butter Pudding.)

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2009, 06:06:10 am »

Great pics John, thank you for sharing.....

You're welcome! Thank you!

John
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2009, 06:21:48 am »


http://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity-lifestyle/celebrities/interviews/maggie-gyllenhaal-interview-dark-knight


Mega Maggie Gyllenhaal



Once the queen of quirky indie movies, The Dark Knight star Maggie Gyllenhaal braces for the highs — and surprising lows — of blockbuster-size fame.

By Meryl Gordon


(....)

"Maggie's got a lot of sass," says Aaron Eckhart, who stars as the disfigured vigilante Two-Face in The Dark Knight.  He starts to laugh as he adds, "She has very strong opinions on acting and things outside moviemaking. She's not afraid to speak her mind."

On this sunny afternoon at the cozy restaurant Savoy, a Soho mainstay, Gyllenhaal, who has come directly from her 8-year-old niece's dance recital, is dressed — full fashion alert — for comfort, in sandals, blue jeans, a gray jersey wrap top, a Miu Miu red cardigan sweater, an antique diamond engagement ring, and a gold necklace with her 22-month-old daughter Ramona's name engraved on a tiny angel pendant. Tall and slender, she has a throaty voice and a lopsided smile. It has become de rigueur for anorectic actresses to consume big meals when dining with reporters to prove they do eat, but Gyllenhaal does not appear to be acting when she digs into a plate of pork sausage.

(....)

The one name missing from that list is Heath Ledger, who plays the Joker in the movie and died of an accidental prescription-drug overdose in January, after the movie wrapped. "My heart really broke when he died," says Gyllenhaal, her winsome face darkening. "I think seeing the movie will be painful. I saw this new trailer, which I loved, but Heath was all over it, and it was very sad to see it. Hard to watch."

"What he does is extraordinarily intense," says Christopher Nolan, "and what works is seeing Maggie reacting to it, which heightens the drama." Is Maggie's character in danger from him? "Oh yeah," Nolan replies. "Everyone is in danger from him."

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard were Brooklyn neighbors of Ledger and his girlfriend Michelle Williams (the couple starred with Jake in Brokeback Mountain). "We live pretty close to them," says Gyllenhaal, recalling the media maelstrom in the wake of Ledger's death and how bad she felt for Williams. "It was disgusting. I had journalists call me on my cell phone. There were these two shy girls sent from some rag magazine to camp in front of my house. I came home with Ramona and I was so shocked and angry." But then she adds with a hint of sympathy, "These poor girls, it wasn't their fault. They were out of their element."

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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2009, 07:15:35 am »


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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2009, 08:18:37 am »
I've said it before, but I LOVE your photo reportages John. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us.  :-*


And Meryl, I saw you on tv (well the tv item on my computer anyway). You were very dignified. Loved to rose.

Thank you.  :-*


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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2009, 08:25:30 am »
Thank you. I love your pictures. Makes me feel like I was there. Great work guys!

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« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2009, 08:27:34 am »
I've said it before, but I LOVE your photo reportages John. Absolutely wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing this experience with us.  :-*


And Meryl, I saw you on tv (well the tv item on my computer anyway). You were very dignified. Loved to rose.

Thank you.  :-*


*sigh*  :-\

Me too! The pictures are awesome! I like how cosy it looks in there!

I cannot watch the clip at work, but will do at home! Meryl how lucky to have been there with the TV crew present.

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« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2009, 09:10:00 am »
Thank you so much, dear John and Meryl, for sharing your wonderful day of remembrance for Heath with us. I felt right at home in the Tuck Shop. Saw lots of familiar Aussie products.

"Tuck Shop" in the Australian vernacular is what all Aussie kids call their school canteen; e.g., "What are you getting for lunch at the tuck shop?" It comes from "tucker" which is an Australian colloquialism meaning "food," as in the jolly swagman's "tucker bag" in the famous Australian anthem "Waltzing Matilda."

http://members.optushome.com.au/renatachylinski/matilda/understand.htm

I love your photos, John.  :D

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2009, 09:49:36 am »
John, AKA Jimmy Olson, "our man in New York", thank you for the photojournalism.  You make NYC look downright cozy.

Meryl, very dignified tribute to our Heath.  :-*
 
I find it fitting, Meryl, that your 15 minutes of fame comes at a time when John is sporting the Andy Warhol look.   :)
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #28 on: January 23, 2009, 10:12:06 am »
(((Meryl)))   (((John)))

Thank you so much for taking the trip to Broome Street again yesterday, and for taking us with you.


To have a member of Bettermost, be shown leaving those roses, felt like you were representing us all, and for that I thank you.

What Sue said.
Meryl, it's so great that they showed you on Australian TV. What a strange world it is: a young guy leaving Australia for LA years many ago, bringing all of us together here in this internet place through his work with others on BBM, and now the circles closes with you being shown on Australian TV. If only the occasion weren't such a sad one.... :(


John, fabulous photo report again. You do have a knack for it.

Thank you so much again, both of you. :-*

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #29 on: January 23, 2009, 10:20:31 am »
I just checked the Australian TV site, and there is video of 421 Broome Street,  AND you can see me for a couple of seconds as I put the two roses on the windowsill!  Go here and click on the video box titled "Ledger nabs Oscar nomination."

http://au.news.yahoo.com/

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Awesome Meryl!   I read over on Sue's blog that she saw you on the news in Australia at Broome St. I had to see it and sure enough it was you plain as day. 

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2009, 10:25:27 am »
Thanks Meryl I feel like you represented all of us Brokies not only yesterday one year since Heath's death, but also you were there at Broome Street a year ago.  Thank you Meryl.

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #31 on: January 23, 2009, 12:50:03 pm »
On this sad occasion, some cause for joy tonight!

I have just seen Meryl on Australian Channel 7's prime-time 6 o'clock News telecast!

It is Friday night here in Sydney - Jan 23.

Meryl, the news item showed you in your long black coat, leaving flowers.

The item also mentioned Five Leaves and showed the interior of the restaurant. They interviewed press and fans at Broome Street and also a very distressed man at Five Leaves who was in tears and couldn't speak.

Kerry, I'm so glad you saw the clip!  I can only hope that the rest of the feature will be put on the website at some point.  I'd love to see the other interviews Rahni did.  That's so cool that they went out to Five Leaves, too.  8)

I just saw it too Kerry.........

I asked all my family here to stop and watch with me.

To have a member of Bettermost, be shown leaving those roses, felt like you were representing us all, and for that I thank you.

I'm glad  you saw it too, Sue.  Thanks for the thanks.  I feel grateful to live in NY and be able to stop by with John and pay BetterMost's respects to our much-missed Heath.
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #32 on: January 23, 2009, 12:56:50 pm »
I find it fitting, Meryl, that your 15 minutes of fame comes at a time when John is sporting the Andy Warhol look.   :)

 :laugh:  What an apt observation, Paul!  ;D

Thanks to everyone who commented.  It's very rewarding to us to be able to be on the scene in NY on a sad day like this.  Thanks especially to John, who makes it such a pleasure and brings it all to life with his marvelous pictures!  :-*
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« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2009, 01:32:01 pm »


I find it fitting, Meryl, that your 15 minutes of fame comes at a time when John is sporting the Andy Warhol look.   :)


Thank you, Paul! (Actually, yestersday I told Meryl I looked like Eraserhead!



Now I'm beginning to wonder--what's the difference?   ;D
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2009, 01:49:08 pm »
Thank you, Paul! (Actually, yestersday I told Meryl I looked like Eraserhead!

Now I'm beginning to wonder--what's the difference?   ;D

I much prefer Andy's look.  Eraserhead is so old Chuck Berry.  ;D

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #35 on: January 23, 2009, 02:34:06 pm »
:laugh:  What an apt observation, Paul!  ;D

Thanks to everyone who commented.  It's very rewarding to us to be able to be on the scene in NY on a sad day like this.  Thanks especially to John, who makes it such a pleasure and brings it all to life with his marvelous pictures!  :-*

I can't watch the video Meryl. I'm on dial-up. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I think you and John were the perfect Brokie representatives. Maybe John will post some pictures soon and I can see what it looked like. :)

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« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2009, 04:43:10 pm »
I can't watch the video Meryl. I'm on dial-up. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you I think you and John were the perfect Brokie representatives. Maybe John will post some pictures soon and I can see what it looked like. :)

Thanks, David.  I'm sorry you can't see the video.  But John has posted lots of pictures in this thread.  Maybe your dial-up is having a hard time dealing with so many all at once.  :-\
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2009, 10:27:25 pm »
Thanks so much for going on your little pilgrimage. It's great to see others felt the need to honor and remember Heath. That it was small and low key makes it all the more sweet. I love NYC, it one of my favorite places. I have a friend who keeps a place in the Woodstock Tower of Tudor City on East 42nd. I love visiting! Thanks for all the great pic's of the city streets. I'll definitely have to visit Broome st. and The Tuck Stop when next I go.

Also, I think it would be a great tradition to wear stripes as you do, in honor and remembrance of Heath every January. I'm going to shop for a striped sweater this weekend for sure. I saw a grey and red horizontal striped sweater on clearance and Banana Republic like Heath was pictured wearing, so I'll try to get it.

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2009, 11:33:28 pm »
I love NYC, it one of my favorite places. I have a friend who keeps a place in the Woodstock Tower of Tudor City on East 42nd.

Yup!



Also, I think it would be a great tradition to wear stripes as you do, in honor and remembrance of Heath every January. I'm going to shop for a striped sweater this weekend for sure. I saw a grey and red horizontal striped sweater on clearance and Banana Republic like Heath was pictured wearing, so I'll try to get it.


Thanks, my rugger stripe was bought for the purpose after months of looking--and I found it at the Gap for only $40--Michelle Obama would be pleased, I think. and yes, I saw the gray and red horizontal too--it's great! I bet Heath would have liked it.

(I mean to expand my stripe-y wardrobe!)
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« Reply #39 on: January 25, 2009, 07:45:17 pm »
Thanks, my rugger stripe was bought for the purpose after months of looking--and I found it at the Gap for only $40--Michelle Obama would be pleased, I think. and yes, I saw the gray and red horizontal too--it's great! I bet Heath would have liked it.

(I mean to expand my stripe-y wardrobe!)

Yay! I got me the grey and red striped v-neck sweater on clearance at Banana Republic for $15.99, plus I had a coupon for $20.00. I'm going to wear it in honor of Heath every January. I'd wear it on his b-day in April too, but here in Phoenix, it's way to hot for a sweater then. I guess I'll have to get a striped tee.

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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #40 on: January 28, 2009, 04:55:02 am »
Thank you, John and Meryl.  Here's a bit more on Rahni Sadler, who interviewed you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahni_Sadler


Also, I know I said this last year, but so odd to see the word "AERO" on the window at 421 Broome St., because that was the name of the theater in Santa Monica where I actually was in the same room as Heath (and Michelle, Jake, Diana, Rodrigo, Gustavo), on February 13th, 2006.  Dang, three years.



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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2009, 08:15:13 am »

Thank you, John and Meryl.  Here's a bit more on Rahni Sadler, who interviewed you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rahni_Sadler


Interesting . . . . .

"Sadler was reported to have broken down while reporting on the death of Australian born movie star Heath Ledger in New York on 23 Jan 2008. This occurred after discussing how Ledger had not liked fame or participating in interviews. Ledger has been interviewed by Sunrise on previous occasions and was once told off by his sister for appearing arrogant in interviews.[8] It was later revealed Sadler was merely out of breath as she ran to Heath Ledger's SoHo apartment from a New York G'day USA press conference, where she was when news of his death broke."
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Re: One year out, another visit to 421 Broome Street
« Reply #42 on: January 28, 2009, 12:47:20 pm »
Thanks for the link, Elle.  That seems to answer one of the questions John and I had about whether the Aussies had flown in from Sydney to report on the 421 Broome Street angle.  They probably flew in from L.A.
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« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2009, 12:20:07 am »
(((((Meryl))))), (((((John))))), thank you so much for doing this trip! :-*

I am so, so glad that they interviewed you, they could not have made a better choice.

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« Reply #44 on: February 02, 2009, 12:33:36 am »
(((((Meryl))))), (((((John))))), thank you so much for doing this trip! :-*

I am so, so glad that they interviewed you, they could not have made a better choice.

Nice to see you, moukie!  :-*
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« Reply #45 on: February 02, 2009, 12:37:17 am »


(((((Meryl))))), (((((John))))), thank you so much for doing this trip! :-*

I am so, so glad that they interviewed you, they could not have made a better choice.







Thank you  mouk.

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« Reply #46 on: February 02, 2009, 12:52:17 am »


Yay! I got me the grey and red striped v-neck sweater on clearance at Banana Republic for $15.99, plus I had a coupon for $20.00. I'm going to wear it in honor of Heath every January. I'd wear it on his b-day in April too, but here in Phoenix, it's way to hot for a sweater then. I guess I'll have to get a striped tee.

Yay, me too! I found this on eBay!



Definitely  will be worn on major 'Heathdays'!

Also, again:

I love NYC, it one of my favorite places. I have a friend who keeps a place in the Woodstock Tower of Tudor City on East 42nd. I love visiting!

NOW the link is working--here is your 'Woodstock'--on 42nd Street, that is, from East to West!  ;D


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« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2009, 12:46:07 am »

Yay, me too! I found this on eBay!



Definitely  will be worn on major 'Heathdays'!

Also, again:

NOW the link is working--here is your 'Woodstock'--on 42nd Street, that is, from East to West!  ;D


Awesome! Thanks for posting the pic's! Nice Ebay find! I'll have to find something for warm weather too.

It looks like I won't be visiting my friend in NYC anytime soon. He lives in AZ most of the time and gets back to NYC every 2 or 3 months. He got back together with his ex-wife a few months ago. So he go's back to NYC with her. The place is too small for 3, and I would truly be the 3rd wheel. She has now accused my friend and I of having an affair while she was separated from him (her doing)! LOL! I thought she might be insane, but wow, even I didn't see that coming. I feel bad for him because he really loves her, but how much insanity can a person cope with?