Stargazing might be on the rise in Lititz after all.
The developers of Rock Lititz Studio made clear from the start that the mammoth rehearsal facility under construction in Warwick Township is designed for technical crews, not performers themselves.
But the company is acknowledging that performers might also pop in for a day or two at some point in the tour-preparation process.
With the lights of the George Washington Bridge painting the Hudson River and a half-moon hanging over the Palisades, La Marina felt like the place to be last Saturday night. At the year-old restaurant in Fort Washington Park, at the end of Dyckman Street in Upper Manhattan, two D.J.’s, working opposite ends of the property, cranked up the volume. Patrons ordered bottles of liquor, starting at $130 for rum and rising to $12,000 for a methuselah of Champagne, equal to five bottles, to secure a table on the terrace. Dancers let loose on the “beach,” a sand-covered strip flanked with four-poster beds draped in flowing white fabric.
“The vibe is getting turned up,” Marc De Jesus, 27, a La Marina regular from the Bronx, said with a wide grin.
But that vibe has become a bit too much for many in the Inwood neighborhood, a residential area that has developed a lively night life in recent years. They complain that La Marina, a concession on city parkland initially billed as a restaurant-lounge, has evolved into a raucous outdoor nightclub, attracting the likes of Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio. They say the hot spot snarls traffic for blocks, even backing cars up on the Henry Hudson Parkway; creates noise pollution; and regularly violates the terms of its license with the city’s parks department.
“The crowds are the worst part,” said Terrie Walters, 52, who lives a few blocks away. “People will drive there even if they live six blocks away. You want to pull up to the valet and be seen getting out of your S.U.V. It’s brought an element to the neighborhood that does not fit, and there’s gridlock beyond gridlock, with people fighting and cursing and cutting each other off.”
As Steve Saganowich of Whitehall Township pulls a dog-eared photo from his wallet, his face displays a giddy grin that seems much too young for his 79 years.
And it only widens as he explains the photo that shows him hemming a 7-year-old Donny Osmond‘s pant-leg when the child star appeared at Hess’s in 1964.
“See, lots of big stars came to Allentown to appear at Hess’s,” said Saganowich, who worked as a Hess’s men’s department tailor for 47 years. “Hess’s put Allentown on the map.”
Saganowich was one of more than 100 former Hess’s workers who gathered at Emmaus Community Park on Saturday for the first time since the famed downtown Allentown department store closed in 1996.
Editor’s note: Some people will do anything for attention!
Having just had her Lifetime show “Roseanne’s Nuts” canceled, actress Roseanne Barr has a little extra time on her hands. And to fill the void, she’s come up with a new plan – she’s running for president.
The actress announced on Thursday (Feb. 2) that she will seek the Green Party’s presidential nomination. Barr explains that she’s a big supporter of the party and is discontent with the existing political landscape.
“The Democrats and Republicans have proven that they are servants — bought and paid for by the 1% — who are not doing what’s in the best interest of the American people,” Barr says.
If the above headline doesn’t make your head explode, check out this article:
Because nobody saw this coming **wink**
“Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage,” Brand said in a statement (via the AP). “I’ll always adore her, and I know we’ll remain friends.”
TMZ says the doe-eyed popster may have been blindsided by the filing.
For those of you who enjoy all things social media, here is a list of some of 2011’s most memorable celebrity tweets:
After Christina Aguilera was arrested for public intoxication early this year, P!nk rejoiced in not being the one to get into trouble.
@pink: Out of Myself, Britney, and Christina – didn’t everyone think I was gonna be the troublemaker? LOOK MA!!! No CUFFS!!!
Just when you thought we had heard the last of Charlie Sheen for a while, he pops back up again. Charlie just got signed to the FX Network for a new show called Anger Management (based on the Jack Nicholson movie). Charlie will play the role of a therapist who has his own issues (who says art doesn’t imitate life?)
Sheen has the green light for 10 episodes. The new show will most likely air in a block with reruns ofTwo And A Half Men. (Talk about falling in a pile of @#*$ and coming out smelling like a rose!)