Lyonne, Glazer, and Jacobson (Photo: Jenna Marotta)
Last night Kevin Corrigan interviewed three stars who’ve each completed a very successful first season on TV (or Netflix). Seems he’s hoping their good fortune will bode well for The Talk Show Series–last night’s event at Over the Eight in Williamsburg was recorded as a prospective pilot. More →
Maybe you don’t recognize Kevin Corrigan’s name, but when you see his face and hear that Bronx accent, you realize, “Oh, yeah. That guy. I LOVE that guy.” He’s been in countless movies you like: Goodfellas, PineappleExpress, Superbad, The Departed. On TV, he’s known for Fringe, Damages, and TheMentalist. More →
Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal have gotten a lot of great attention for previous works like Green, directed by Takal, and Gabi On The Roof In July, directed by Levine. The married couple’s latest effort, Wild Canaries — directed by Levine, produced by Takal, and featuring both of them as actors — is about a Brooklyn couple who suspects foul play when a neighbor drops dead in her rent-controlled apartment. It premieres at SXSW this Saturday. Levine is originally from New Jersey but went to high school in the Bronx. We caught up with him by phone and talked about growing into wider resources, such as a cast including Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development, Jason Ritter, and Greenpointfixture Kevin Corrigan. More →
Former Lower East Sider Steve Buscemi has been bouncing around town lately — and we’re not even talking about Big Lebowski burlesque. Last week he dropped into Greenpoint’s Over the Eight to participate in what was apparently a “surreal” talk with actor Kevin Corrigan, comic Janeane Garofalo, and surprise guest Anthony Weiner. And tonight, he’ll be crowned King of Mardis Gras at the fifth annual Two Boots Mardi Gras Ball, which doubles as a fundraiser for the Lower Eastside Girls Club. More →
A rendering of 77 Commercial. (Photo: Christopher DiScipio)
Councilman Stephen Levin and around 20 others — including an actor you’ve seen in The Departed, Superbad, and Pineapple Express — showed up at City Hall yesterday to fight two massive towers bound for the Greenpoint waterfront.
Having reached the homestretch of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure, developers of Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial tried to sell the City Council’s Land Use committee on their respective proposals, which would add a combined 5,000 apartment units and more than 170,000 square feet of public open space to Greenpoint’s northern shores. More →