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Thursday, April 01, 2021

Betcha didn’t know that Blue Man Group spun off, of all things, a private school in Manhattan’s East Village, named The Blue School.

I know what you’re thinking: Hordes of schoolchildren milling through halls and playgrounds, sporting weirdly-resplendent blue headpaint.

But no, the connection is strictly inspirational, as Blue School was founded by the performance troupe’s members and families. Although the curriculum is as free-range as you might suspect: Imagination stations and glow time rule. I’ll assume that those educational exercises are prep work for eventual stageshow drum-banging…

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 04/01/2021 12:03 PM
Category: Creative, New Yorkin'
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Arguably the biggest single loss to come from the imminent demolition of Giants Stadium is the demise of the Jimmy Hoffa concrete-burial claim.

And for such a fervid urban myth, it’s going to have an uneventful demise:

Giants Stadium is being demolished this spring as the Giants and Jets move into a new stadium next door. Vincent Parziale, whose company, Gramercy, is performing the demolition, said no one has contacted him about digging up the concourse under Section 107.

A spokesman for the FBI’s Newark office said the bureau has no plans to oversee the demolition of Section 107.

Once the demolition is completed, the 13-foot bowl in the ground where the field now sits will be filled in with concrete and asphalt and turned into a parking lot - perhaps finally burying one part of the Hoffa mystery, says Gramercy Vice President Frank Gramicizia.

“If he’s down there, he’s going to be down there deeper,” Gramicizia said.

I’m surprised the mob, which unavoidable would have provided the cement mixers for this replacement stadium, didn’t find a substitute corpse for the new west endzone. I guess they haven’t knocked off anyone lately with as much name recognition as Hoffa.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 04/01/2021 11:36 AM
Category: Football, New Yorkin', True Crime
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