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Since 2014, the city has financed over 77,000 units of affordable housing through the mayor’s Housing New York initiative. Photo: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photo Office

AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN’S IMPACT ON UES COMMUNITY Mapping the mayoral initiative BY MICHAEL GAROFALO

Housing New York, an ambitious ten-year plan to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing across the city, has been a centerpiece of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s policy agenda during his first term. Since de Blasio took office in January 2014, the city has financed over 77,000 units under the plan, which will cost a projected $41.4 billion. Nearly 24,000 of those units are in Manhattan, 4,935 of which are new construction and 18,927 are preserved units. According to the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, housing is considered affordable when a household spends no more than 30 percent of its income on rent.

Housing New York aims to preserve or create affordable housing for households falling into various qualifying income categories. The income categories, which range from “extremely low income” to “middle income,” are based on household income as a percentage of the region’s Area Median Income (AMI), as defined annually U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Households classified as “low income” (those earning 50 to 80 percent of AMI; or between $47,701 and $76,320 for a four-person family in 2017) are the most heavily targeted of the income bands, accounting for a planned 58 percent of all units. Under the plan’s targets, 40 percent of the 200,000 affordable units will be new construction. The remaining 60 percent will be affordable

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A 1970 press photo for the syndicated TV show “Playboy After Dark.” Hugh Hefner (in tuxedo) is at far right, actor-comedian Don Adams, who played Maxwell Smart, also known as “Agent 86,” in the comedy “Get Smart,” is at center, and Playboy cover girl and longtime Hefner girlfriend Barbi Benton is seated between them. Photo: Playboy Enterprises, via Wikimedia Commons

HUGH HEFNER’S NEW YORK MEDIA Or how the sexual celebrant, master marketer and destroyer of mores lured swingers, sophisticates — and yes, sleazoids — into the Playboy Club, turning it into the busiest nightspot in the city BY DOUGLAS FEIDEN

One of the most telling time capsules in the city can be found under “Help Wanted — Female” in the classified section of The New York Times. Take March 1965, and scan the ads: They seek “Kelly Girls” and “Gals Friday,” “Dictaphone Secretaries” and “World’s Fair Hostesses.”

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A marketing firm wants a “Girl Trainee,” and adds, “Housewife OK.” Pan American World Airways “needs girls to fly all six continents” — but they must be single, and please, no contact lenses. And then, wedged in between the listings for bookkeepers and “comptometer operators” at Bloomingdale’s, there comes this gentle throwback: “BUNNY.” A companion ad on a facing page from the same employer gets straight to the point. “GIRLS — LOVELY,” it says. “Apply for glamour, excitement and top earnings as a Playboy Bunny.” The venue, of course, is the Playboy Club, at 5 East 59th Street, “three doors east of Fifth Avenue, three doors west of Madison Avenue,” and the number to call is PL 2-3100.

How hopelessly dated, even quaint, it all seems now. But in that era of rotary phones and lettered prefixes, the Plaza 2- exchange, taking its name from the high-end district around the Plaza Hotel, was as iconic as Butterfield 8-, the Upper East Side exchange that gave its name to a 1960 Elizabeth Taylor film and the 1933 John O’Hara novel on which it was based.

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DOCUMENTARY-RICH NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL MOVIES Forget red carpets — what matters at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual uptown event are the works themselves BY JAKE COYLE

Ninety-nine feature films will dot the sparkling lineup at the 55th New York Film Festival, which kicked off last Thursday night with Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying.” There is no way, really, to take as a whole an 18-day festival that will include new films from Todd Haynes, Woody Allen, Agnes Varda, Claire Denis, Greta Gerwig and Hong Sangsoo. But the common denominator at the sober-eyed New York festival has always been quality, as discerned through an especially global outlook. The only currency that matters at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual uptown event is the movies, themselves — not red carpets (they’re typically short and perfunctory), not prizes (there aren’t any) or even Oscar buzz. The New York Film Festival generates a lot of conversation by keeping the noise at bay. “I see a lot of things shifting in the film festival world, and they’re shifting for reasons that have to do with

things other than the art of cinema,” says Kent Jones, the festival’s director. “We’re 55 years old now and we’ve always stuck to our mission. And I think that means a lot to the audiences and the filmmakers.” The festival’s main slate, its most curated selections, numbers 25 films this year. Most of them (“Lady Bird,” “Call Me By Your Name,” “Mudbound,” “The Square”) have been plucked from the standouts of Sundance, Cannes, Telluride and other festivals. But this year’s festival is also intent to play by a different set of rules than other major international film festivals. The main slate is light on world premieres, a much-sought designation for prominent entries elsewhere. Others will play in a different format: Arnaud Desplechin’s “Ismael’s Ghosts” will screen in a director’s cut that differs from the version that opened the Cannes Film Festival in May. There will still be several muchwatched premieres. Allen’s “Wonder Wheel,” the 81-year-old filmmaker’s second film for Amazon Studios, is the closing night film. A “return to form” is often said of Allen’s later works but the gala slot is a clear sign of belief in Allen’s latest. Set in 1950s Coney Island, it stars Kate Winslet, who will also sit for a staged conversation at the festival. Opening the festival was “Last Flag Flying,” a road trip reunion of three for-

mer Navy men (Bryan Cranston, Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne) who are something like older, grown-up versions of the main characters in Hal Ashby’s “The Last Detail” (1973). In Linklater’s film, which Lionsgate and Amazon will release Nov. 3, the trio reunites to bring home the dead son of Carell’s character, a young soldier killed in Iraq. Chloe Zhao’s sensational sophomore feature, “The Rider,” goes further in blending fiction with nonfiction. A deeply heartfelt heartland elegy, it stars real Sioux cowboys in South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, following a rodeo star (Brady Jandreau) forced to contemplate quitting. Including Zhao, a third of the films in the main slate are directed by women — many of which rank among the class of the festival. Zhao is just starting out but Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old French filmmaking legend, has been at it for decades. Her “Faces/Places,” which she co-directed with the much younger photographer JR, chronicles the unlikely duo traveling the French countryside, looking — and finding — chance encounters that they then memorialize with massive photographs JR pastes across buildings, barns and other structures. The festival’s documentaries as a whole are a vibrant, varied bunch, teaming with big personalities like Joan Didion, Steven Spielberg and Jane Goodall.

Author Joan Didion at home in Hollywood. From “Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold,” at the New York Film Festival. Photo courtesy of Julian Wasser “Odds are, if you just walked into something at the multiplex, it might

not be that good,” said Jones. “The average documentary is good. The films that we’re showing, as far as I’m concerned, are well above average. I think it’s possible to be so much faster and more fluid with documentary filmmaking than it was in the pre-digital age. There’s a richer sense of character in a lot of documentaries that I see than in the average fiction movie.” One case in point in Rebecca Miller’s tender and intimate character study of her father, the playwright Arthur Miller. Just as personal is Travis Wilkerson’s “Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?” wherein Wilkerson investigates a tragedy in his family’s past. His great-grandfather killed a black man in 1946 Alabama in a crime that went unpunished. Alex Gibney’s inquiry into the past in “No Stone Unturned” is more journalistic. He calls it “a hardcore criminal investigation.” The documentary peers into the 1994 Loughinisland murders in Northern Island, where six men were gunned down in a pub. The tale is just one of the thousands of unsolved murders from the Troubles, the 30-year conflict that ended in 1998. But for Gibney, the story of Loughinisland is a microcosm of how injustice gets buried after times of great violence. “We’re hoping that the police will finally bring a case. I just can’t believe that they haven’t already,” said Gibney. “There has to be some justice.”

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CRIME WATCH BY JERRY DANZIG PAY STUB DISPUTE

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A man probably regrets allowing an acquaintance into his apartment. At 5 p.m. on Monday, September 18, a 25-year-old man entered the apartment of a 54-year-old man living at 135 West 106th Street and asked the latter where his pay stubs were. The older man went to call for help while the younger man entered the bedroom and started looking around. The older man then entered the bedroom to confront his visitor when the latter pushed the older man out of his wheelchair, grabbed a black knife from the kitchen, and held the knife on him, asking â&#x20AC;&#x153;Where is it?â&#x20AC;? The older man suffered a laceration to his hand as he attempted to grab the knife from the visitor. While the older man was on the ďŹ&#x201A;oor, the assailant removed the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s watch from his wrist. The attacker then attempted to tie up the older man with tape before he ďŹ&#x201A;ed on foot. The victim was treated by EMS services and taken to a hospital. Benjamin Soto-Fleming was arrested on Tuesday, September 19, and charged with criminal trespass, dangerous drugs, and other offenses. The item stolen was a Timex watch valued at $25, and the knife used in the attack was recovered at the scene.

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Apparently, a basketball player didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take kindly to rugby players taking over his court. At 9 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, a 20-year-old man was practicing rugby with some friends on the basketball court at 830 Columbus Avenue when he was confronted by an unknown man who demanded that the rugby players leave the court. The new arrival then took his belt off and swung it at the young rugby player, striking him in the face, police said. The assailant ďŹ nally ďŹ&#x201A;ed in an unknown direction, and the victim was taken to St. Lukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital for treatment.

At 4 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, a 17-year-old woman living at 980 Columbus Avenue had a verbal dispute with her 17-year-old boyfriend. During the argument, her boyfriend pulled out a gun and hit her on her right hand. She hit him back, and then the boyfriend ďŹ red a shot above her head, police said. She left the apartment, fearing for her safety. Two months later, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, the couple was again having a verbal dispute when the boyfriend picked up a broomstick

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and started to strike his girlfriend repeatedly. She asked him to stop, but he kept hitting her until the broom broke. Concerned for her safety she again left the apartment. She reported the incident to police on Friday, September 22, and Enrique S. Concepcion was arrested the following day and charged with robbery, felony assault, dangerous drugs and weapons, and other charges, police said. At the time of his arrest he was found to be in possession of seven small plastic bags containing marijuana.

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MOVADOS REMOVED A man throwing a party wound up having a bit less to celebrate. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 17, a 57-yearold man had a party at his home at 175 Riverside Drive. Some 80 people attended the festivities, during which someone went into his bedroom and removed two expensive watches from a drawer. The victim told police he had not seen who took his property. The stolen watches were a Movado Circle and a Movado Ermeto gold watch, with a total value of $5,700.

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CASHING IN EAST SIDE OBSERVER BY ARLENE KAYATT

Checking on out — Decorum is dead in social discourse. I’d have to ditto that in other parts of civic life as well. And let’s not forget the commercial sector. A check-cashing store on the northwest corner of First Ave and 90th has been there for years. The shop fronts First and has a window on 90th St. On the avenue side there’s a ginormous “STORE FOR RENT” sign that covers the entire window. There’s also a jewelry counter within the store — added several years ago — which you could usually see from the win-

dow. Not any more, though. The “for rent” sign is plastered across the entire window, making it appear that the check-cashing store and jeweler are out of business. They’re not. Inquiring of the employees at the location, I learned that the owner of the building (across the street from the East Side’s ‘billionaire’s’ high rise on 89th Street) wants to sell the building and wants the store empty. So why a “for rent” sign? The employees who shared the info didn’t know the details — whether the store has a long-term lease and the landlord doesn’t want to buy out, or some other sad and sordid tale of why businesses aren’t making it in Manhattan. What bothered the locals was that it looked like the store had already closed and gone out of business because of the landlord’s misleading sign peddling his property. Hmm, if the landlord’s trying

to sell the building, why a “for rent” sign? Another story for another day. Politics is not for the feint of heart — If “It’s not over till it’s over,” then when it’s over, it’s over, right? Not if you listen to Marti Speranza, one of the candidates who lost the race in the Fourth District’s City Council race to Keith Powers. Her home club, Gramercy Stuyvesant Independent Democrats, held a post-primary club roundtable meeting last week — which she chaired — to discuss why her race was lost before voters showed up at the polls. Sounded like sour grapes to me. Speranza had a plethora of endorsements. And she sought endorsements from the same candidates who ultimately endorsed Powers. Now she’s griping and accusing them of not being progressive and in league against her. IMHO, Democrats and local political clubs should be banding together

to get like-minded candidates elected and not fighting lost elections and going after those who didn’t endorse her. Speranza may want to take note of club member Michelle Winfield’s advice that, when campaigning and otherwise, candidates should let the voters know who they are, what they will and will not do, and not waste their time beating up and denigrating their opponents. Sounds sound. Judgment day — Primary season’s over for this year. Onto the November elections. The judges selected at the Manhattan Democratic Party’s Judicial Convention last week are assured of winning in the November election — they don’t have opponents. To the victors — Judges Lori Sattler, Nancy Bannon, Anthony Cannataro, Verna Saunders, Franc Perry, Adam Silvera — go the role of Justice of the Supreme Court, New York County. Hard fought — espe-

cially for Sattler — who recently was elected to a second term on the Civil Court as an acting Supreme Court justice. Congratulations to all — and a shout out to East Siders Lori Sattler (UES), Nancy Bannon (Midtown East), Adam Silvera (LES). Onto next year’s selections. Praying pop up — One of the highlights of the recent Jewish holiday week, ending with the blowing of the shofar on Yom Kippur, was passing the storefront at 1231 Third Ave (formerly home to Grace’s Marketplace, which is now located on Second Ave in the 60’s) as the end of Yom Kippur approached, and seeing, through lacey-ish curtains, yarmulkas as men and women and children were attending service and praying in the last hours of the holiest day in the Jewish year. A kosher pop up. Why not?

‘I BELIEVE IN YESTERDAY’ BY JON FRIEDMAN

I miss the good old days of popular culture, the Swinging Sixties and the Me-Decade Seventies. Self-pitying? Check. Pathetic? You bet. There is so much great stuff going on right now in any of the five boroughs of New York City. Ask anyone under thirty years of age. But for the rest of us, well, it’s a sad situation. So much of what we enjoyed about New York City is gone. Yes, that’s our problem. But it is still true. I’m going to sound like One of Those People who stays trapped in the good old days, which may or may not have actually been so great. Remember that for every “Revolver” or “Blood on the Tracks” or Who concert at the Garden or Godfather classic, we also had “Sugar Sugar.” It’s pathetic because I know better. I am a card-carrying member of the club which lives by Bob Dylan’s brilliant takedown of people who remain trapped in yesteryear. In 1992, when Dylan was going through hard times, he told Robert Hilburn, then the sharp music writer for The Los Angeles

Times: “Nostalgia is death.” My gloomy-Gus ‘tude stems from thoughts of how much my culture scene has changed, for the worse. So many of the music landmarks of my misspent youth are as relevant and, oh yes, pathetic as a baseball old-timer lamenting the loss of the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field (not to mention Shea Stadium and the original Yankee Stadium(s). (Cue up The Pretenders doing “My City Was Gone”). If only I was cool enough to walk tall throughout Bushwick and discover new painters, bands and sculptors — my own little version of Martin Scorsese’s terrific, quintessential “After Hours.” Forget it. Next life. When I moved into my first apartment in Manhattan, the West Village was Bushwick. There were endless places to hang out. Hey, media types, do you remember how great it was to drink beers and gawk at the industry celebs at the Lion’s Head? What makes me uber-pathetic is that I still live for the nostalgia. I like it. I was returning to Manhattan on New Jersey Transit on the early evening of Sept. 15. I had a sudden impression that I was the only person on the

Jon Friedman with Elvis Costello at SummerStage, June 15, 2017. Photo: Emily Tan for SummerStage train who was not going to see Paul McCartney play that night at Madison Square Garden. I have seen Paul perform on five other occasions and had steadfastly refused to fork over the exorbitant amount of money for a ticket — roughly the GNP of a small nation. I still felt jealous. I wanted to see Paul, too. Fast-forward to the following Tuesday night when I attended his first concert that week at the Barclay’s Center. Paul was magnificent. We all grinned at the nostalgia (sorry) till our faces hurt and marveled at McCartney’s musical brilliance, at 75 years of age. Paul played 40 (forty!) songs. Rough-

ly 90 percent of them were recognizable Beatles or Wings or Macca solo gems. Yes, it’s true that his singing voice sounds strained, almost ragged by now (remember, the man is 75!). But as a tradeoff, McCartney is a vision on stage. The man never stops — singing, playing bass and lead guitar and piano (not to forget his terrific turn on the freakin’ ukulele during “Something,” his tribute to the late George Harrison). As much as I loved seeng McCartney in concert, I’d prefer to catch Elvis Costello on stage. It’s what rock and roll should always be: fun, rocking, memorable — and affordable.

Costello, perhaps to his chagrin, has never had the kind of following that requires me to spend time on StubHub scrounging for a seat. I’ve seen Costello on virtually every one of his tours since his debut in 1977 and he has never let me down. When I met him, before his CenterStage performance on June 15, 2017, I reminded him that the time he played in a deluge at Jones Beach in 1991 was the most memorable. He nodded, in recognition and shot back: “Until tonight.” Thank you, Elvis. Last summer, I took the students in my culture-reporting class to Greenwich Village for a field trip. It went something like this: Me: “The Bottom Line, where Bruce Springsteen got his big break, used to be here until it closed down ... Moving on, this is where Gerde’s Folk City used to be. Bob Dylan got his big break here, long before it closed down ... Here, on MacDougal Street, there used to be lots of nifty music and comedy clubs, where you could watch the up-andcomers ply their crafts. People like Woody Allen and Bill Cosby (gasps of horror) got their big breaks, long before those clubs closed down. “All right. Who wants to get ice cream at Cones?” Thank heavens that Cones is still in business.

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“Judas,” Lola Álvarez Bravo, 1942. Gelatin Silver Print, 8 x 10 in. Photo: Throckmorton Fine Art

EXPLORING THE UNEXPECTED PHOTOGRAPHY An East Side exhibition focuses on the contrasts in Mexican Surrealist photography BY CARSON KESSLER

In Mexico circa 1987, photographer Flor Garduño stumbled onto a mysterious scene. A man holds a bull by a rope. On that bull stands a small goat as if someone had purposely stacked the two creatures like toys. It was a scene she didn’t compose. According to Garduño, she just captured the peculiar moment in Mexico’s history, titling the image, “Totem, Mexico.” Today, the intriguing photograph hangs on the wall at New York City’s Throckmorton Fine Art Gallery on the East Side — one of 40 black-andwhite photographs featured in the gallery’s “Surrealismo Ojos de Mexico: Surrealism in Mexican Photography” exhibit. A gallery that specializes in the work of contemporary Latin American photographers, Throckmorton Fine Art seeks in their newest exhibit to demonstrate the enduring influence of Surrealism in Mexico’s history of photography. “We wanted to highlight this wonderful period,” said Norbereto Rivera, photography director at Throckmorton. “We start off with one of the greats, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, up until Flor Garduño and the current torchbearers in Mexico whose works have a lot of Surrealist influence.” The gallery’s executive director Kraige Block explains the tug-of-war behind the Surrealist movement in Mexico. Many Mexican artists often resisted the labels of Surrealism by refusing to adhere to the “high culture” of Europeans. Other artists viewed Surrealism as a mechanism for celebrating strange juxtapositions. “Surrealism was not an art movement of protest, but instead one that explored the irrational,

the unexpected in life,” Block said. “Our world is so Eurocentric. It is actually very rare that there is a focus on Latin America.” Surrealism in Latin America provides a lens for viewing a country’s history with its many contrasts. Many of the photographs focus on the stark contrasts between rich and poor, ancient and modern, tradition and innovation. The photographs range in content from a 1942 image of “La Quema de Judas,” (the Judas burning), a traditional Easter-time Mexican ritual to a simple 2005 image of seven, silver fish heads, floating in dull water. Despite the emphasis on contrast, most of the images in the exhibition reveal a serious, unifying subject — Mexico and its people. “The current headlines regarding Mexico are unfortunate, but that’s always been a part of Mexico’s history,” Rivera said. “There’s always hardship, but then there’s always this growth and beauty and flourishing in the arts. They are resilient.” Ilona Golovina, 30, a student at the International Center of Photography, appreciated the photographs’ representations of a rich cultural history. “It’s a good look back,” she explained. “You can experience their past through each of these photographs.” The exhibit opened in the midst of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 to October 15. However, “for the gallery, it’s Hispanic Heritage Month everyday.” said Rivera. “Latin American art is underrepresented here in the states. [This exhibition] is a good way to start the fall season, and we are happy to be a part of the month celebration.” “Surrealismo Ojos de Mexico” will be open for public viewing at 145 East 57th Street until December 2, 2017.

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MARBLE COLLEGIATE CHURCH Sunday Worship at 11:00am Sunday Worship, led by Dr. Michael Brown, is the heart of our community. It is where we gather to sing, pray, and be changed by an encounter with God. Marble is known throughout the world for the practical, powerful, lifechanging messages as well as world class music from choirs that make every heart sing.

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Upcoming Events Open House New York Marble Collegiate Church | Saturday, October 14 at 12:00pm Marble is excited to once again open our doors as a part of Open House New York. Our church is a prominent example of Romanesque Revival architecture with Gothic influences and preserves many original 1854 features. See our historic Sanctuary, featuring beautiful stained glass windows, two of which are Tiffany, our Labyrinth Room with an inlaid labyrinth and our lovely Chapel. From the spire to the fine details of the interior, Marble is a treasure worth exploring. Join us for guided or self-guided tours. No registration necessary. FREE ADMISSION.

New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave. 6:30 p.m. Free 212-873-3400. mcny.org/event In her book “More Than Medicine: A History of the Feminist Women’s Health Movement,” historian Jennifer Nelson chronicles how social-justice activists gradually transformed the meaning of health care. In this conversation about her book, Nelson will discuss how feminists of the ‘70s through the ‘90s applied lessons of the New Left and Civil Rights movements to generate a women’s health movement that applied to mental, physical and social well-being, not just health as the absence of disease. With renewed attacks on access to health care, contraception, and abortion, Dr. Nelson will look to the history of activism for lessons that relate to the current struggle for reproductive freedom. Nelson will be joined in conversation by Sarah Seidman, Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism at the Museum of the City of New York. This talk is part of “Who Controls Women’s Health?: A Century of Struggle,” a free, three-part series that examines key battles over women’s ability to control their bodies, health choices, and fertility.

Silent Movie Night: Halloween Edition The Phantom of the Opera Marble Collegiate Church Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm World-renowned Peter Krasinski returns for our Halloween-themed silent movie The Phantom of the Opera! Come experience thrills and chills with a live, improvised organ score. Tickets are available at the door. Tickets: $20 general admission and $15 for students/seniors

Family Costume Party Marble Collegiate Church | Saturday, October 28 at 12:00pm Join us for another spooky day of fun, food, and prizes. Children and adults are encouraged to dress in costume. Prizes will be given for a variety of costume types! $10 per person; family discounts available.

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Thu 5 PELLEAS ET MELISANDE PUPPETRY▲ Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, Central Park, 50 85th St. Transverse

7 p.m. $15 advance/$20 at the door This story of love based on Maurice Maeterlinck’s play is told through theatrical puppetry and set to a composition by Arnold Schoenberg. Don’t let the cute puppets fool you; this is a tale of doomed love and its consequences. 212-988-9093. cityparksfoundation.org/arts

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often performs barefoot, and cellist Jay Campbe. They will perform works from early Gibbons to Ravel to contemporary compositions. Additional performance on Oct. 10. 212-616-3930. armoryonpark.org/programs_ events

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vulnerability; these are the aesthetics of French photographer Alain Willaumeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vulnerableâ&#x20AC;? exhibit, which sits outside the traditions of documentary photography. Part of the French Protocol series and curated by François HĂŠbel; on display through Oct. 28. 212-355-6100. crossingthelinefestival. org/2017

Sat 7 PARISH SCHOLA CANTORUM CONCERTâ&#x2013;˛ Parish of St. Vincent Ferrer and St. Catherine of Siena, 869 Lexington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Free Find peace during this hour-long concert consisting of solos, spirituals, and English Romantic partsongs provided by the Parish's professional Schola Cantorum James D. Wetzel. Reception to follow. 212-744-2080. svsc.info/ music

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Sun 8 FAMILY ART REMIX The Met, 1000 Fifth Ave. 1 p.m. Free Look, imagine and create at this drop-in class where kids and adults alike can remix artworks, materials, and ideas presented in the Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studios and galleries. Recommended for children ages 3-11; materials are provided. 212-731-1675. metmuseum. org/events

Mon 9 THE â&#x20AC;&#x153;WILD CHILDâ&#x20AC;? OF THE VIOLIN Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Ave. 7:30 p.m. $45 Experience the sounds of violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, who is know for both her vibrant playing and for the fact she

The Center for Fiction, 17 East 47th St. 7 p.m. Free Drawing on poems by Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, Sylvia Plath and more, novelist Jill Bialoskyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s memoir â&#x20AC;&#x153;Poetry Will Save Your Lifeâ&#x20AC;? explores how the genre has the capacity to be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;blueprint for living.â&#x20AC;? In conversation with author Will Schwalbe. 212.755.6710. centerforďŹ ction.org/events

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MORE THAN MERELY SURREAL MoMA’s Max Ernst exhibition captivates

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In “Max Ernst: Beyond Painting” on view through January 1, the Museum of Modern Art is taking the opportunity to show a recent acquisition with the unlikely title of “65 Maximiliana or the Illegal Practice of Astronomy.” The 34 aquatints which comprise this illustrated book use a form of concrete poetry, where the placement of letters on the page (here cross-hatched like roads, or descending in cupped shapes like falling petals) create a visual poem which join with drawings or pictograms in complex, mysterious creations. Some even use an Ernst-invented written language. The invention of a secret alphabet was not much

WHAT: “Max Ernst: Beyond Painting” WHERE: The Museum of Modern Art WHEN: Through Jan. 1 www.moma.org/

of a stretch for an artist who regularly transgressed, as the title states, beyond painting. Curators Starr Figura and Anne Umland, with curatorial assistant Talia Kwartler, have taken the book as a starting point, or in the geography of the exhibition, a grand finale, for a survey of this important 20th cen-

Gallery view of Max Ernst: Beyond Painting with “The King Playing with the Queen.” Photo: Adel Gorgy

tury master. Ernst (1891–1976) was a founder of both the Dada and Surrealist movements, and his brushstrokes and gestures, both artistic and intellectual deeply influenced both European and American art. In the paintings, collages, drawings, prints and sculptures on display, one experiences the senses of isolation and irrationality that color Dada and Surrealism. Confusing landscapes, enigmatic texts and lonely figures (or machines or creatures or strange hybrids that resemble them) are the norm. We in the 21st century have the blessing of some distance from the angst and horrors of the two world wars. European artists of the early 20th century did not. The trauma of the wars painted the literary, artistic, poetic and cultural landscape with colors and imagery that seem incomprehensible, because they are. German-born, French and then later American émigré artist, Max Ernst was influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theories about dreams, and was fascinated by the subconscious, primal emotions and forms of automatic painting. As a young man he studied philosophy, poetry and art, but, in ar World War I was drafted into an army tillery division in the German army he and sent to the trenches on both the er Eastern and Western fronts. After er the war, first in Cologne, then later ed in Paris and in New York, he created ply subversive, questioning, yet deeply thoughtful works. n is Part of the focus of the exhibition ch the endlessly creative ways in which d Ernst utilized the materials and e tools of art. With titles like “The d Gramineous Bicycle Garnished with Bells the Dappled Fire Dampss e and the Echinoderms Bending the d Spine to Look for Caresses” and works that use techniques such as afrottage, grattage and decalcomania (which the curators explain as ed rubbing graphite on paper placed pover objects 659[frottage], scrape], ing wet paint on canvas [grattage], st and pressing paper or glass against ed wet paint to create chance-based re textures [decalcomania]) there are nd certain to be novel experiences and r. revelations for almost every visitor. The exhibition of about 100 works is drawn from the museum’s collection and includes masterpieces like the early Surrealist painting/assemblage,

In 1923, Ernst painted “Woman, Old Man, and Flower,” and a year later, added the mysterious semi-transparent central figure. Photo: Adel Gorgy “Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale” from 1924. From its clear blue sky emerge a gate, a building whose doorknob resembles a cleaver, a woman running with a knife, a man escaping on the roof with a baby and the outlines of distant architectures of authority — arches and domes. About the only non-threatening element is a nightingale. What questions does it raise? What answers, if any, does it offer? What emotions does it evoke? A nearby suite of drawings titled “Natural Histories” offers both alternative histories and

“Lunar Asparagus” a white-painted bronze Ernst sculpture with “The Blind Swimmer.” Photo: Adel Gorgy

alternative nature. There’s a sphinx with a bird’s head, and lightning bolts coming from a dragonfly. Also on view are books and folios that present strange, fanciful creatures like smiling fish or newt-bearing spectacled puffins which hint at the artist’s playful nature. Powerful, totemic sculptures in bronze suggest the influences of Cubism as well as African art, while being imbued with the artist’s ar own sensibility and interests. Ernst Er was deeply involved with the game gam of chess, as can be seen in “The King Kin Playing with the Queen” which is rife with refere references to structures of power. po A lovely momen ment in the exhibition is tthe placement of “The Blind Swimmer” with its vague but clearly biomorphic, reproductive imagery which ca can be seen through “Lunar Aspar Asparagus” from 1935. The white scu sculpture’s tall, wobbly forms ma may have been influenced by the time Ernst spent with Alberto Albert Giacometti the prior summe summer, but have a wit that seems all Ernst. Peripatetic a and always searching both in his hi life and his art, Ernst mined the th hidden corners of the human ps psyche to give voice to a world that h had lost its reason. In doing so he found fo ways to challenge convention conventions, reinvent methods, and find anxiety and alarm, but also whimsy, humor and beauty in the power of imagination.


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‘CRAFTIVISM’ FOR BREAST CANCER ACTIVISM Volunteers at an UWS yarn store knit prosthetic “knockers” for low-income women of color BY LESLIE GERSING

Barbara Demorest figured her cancer doctor wasn’t making small talk when he asked if she could knit. The Washington state resident learned complications from a mastectomy prevented her from getting reconstructive surgery. Her doctor said the heavy, rubbery inserts worn in special post-mastectomy bras don’t work for everyone: they get hot and sweaty, irritate surgery scars, and cost $300 to $500. He showed her a printout of a hand-made, breast-shaped pillow with a link to a website. Demorest immediately contacted the source — a yarnstore owner in Maine who had undergone mastectomy, and got her permission to share the pattern. She then asked a friend to knit her one. “It changed my life,” she told a gathering at Knitty City on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. “It was soft, it was light, it was made by somebody who cared, and I could wear it in my bra ... and my doctor said I could wear as it as soon as I could tolerate wearing a bra.” That was six years ago. Now Demorest heads an all-volunteer foundation, giving out at least 1,000 prosthetics a month. More than 300 groups in the U.S. and 16 countries have joined the cause, donating the inserts to women, through doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals, breast cancer support groups, and directly, through KnittedKnockers.org. The hand-made “knockers” are the latest campaign of “craftivism” at Knitty City, an 11-year-old small business at 79th and Amsterdam Avenue which got international exposure last spring, making thousands of pink “pussy” hats for marchers protesting the Trump administration. Store owner Pearl Chin also donates yarn to an Asian women’s organization, holds free knitting classes during the summer in Bryant Park, and is handing out patterns to make “welcome blankets” for new immigrants. Regulars gather on Tuesdays. However, anyone can come to the store for free patterns, help and discounts on yarn used to

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Knitty City employee Nancy Ricci with orange knitted knockers. LatinaSHARE asked for larger, brightly colored inserts. Photo: Leslie Gersing make the “knockers.” Chin expects Breast Cancer Awareness Month to generate even more interest in the project, which benefits LatinaSHARE, a support group serving low-income women of color in New York. When Chin brought them samples, “They looked at the colors and they said, ‘well, could you make them more colorful?’” And, they told her, cup-size matters: “’We’ll have to have them larger than that — C’s or D’s.’” Maria Estrella, LatinaSHARE coordinator and volunteer breast cancer patient navigator at Bellevue Hospital, says the inserts can help many women feel more comfortable after mastectomy. While “the majority opt for reconstruction,” she says, healing, chemo and radiation can delay the procedure “up to a year.” The American Cancer Society estimates one in eight women (252,710) will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer this year, including 16,000 New Yorkers. While mastectomies are on rise, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says, “less than half of all women

who undergo mastectomy are currently offered breast reconstruction surgery, and fewer than 20 percent ... undergo immediate reconstruction.” In December, Demorest traveled to Rwanda to teach women how to make their own “knockers,” after learning reconstruction isn’t an option for most of them. They told her that some women are taught breast cancer is a curse, and were dying of shame rather than live with disfiguring surgery. One Knitty City customer shows off a pair of purple knockers to the group, adding that she “says a prayer,” for the women who will get them. Others say they plan to attach personal messages to their finished projects. Demorest nods, telling the group she often gets asked, “Why not manufacture the prosthetics and sell them?” “We’d be meeting one need, but we would be losing out so much on that caring factor,” says Demorest. “When you make the Knitted Knockers, you feel the sense of purpose with your knitting and your crocheting. You are making a difference in somebody’s life.”

   

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WATERSIDE PLAY AREA TO GET MAKEOVER

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Officials break ground for renovation, expansion Elected officials broke symbolic ground Tuesday morning at Hudson River Park’s Chelsea Waterside Play Area ahead of a complete renovation and expansion of the Chelsea park. The park, off 11th Avenue between 23rd and 24th Streets, was built in 2000, and its rubbery surface, safer than concrete, experienced much wear and tear in the intervening years. Many of the playground’s climbing structures were cordoned off because they had become unsafe. But it’s the park’s popular water features that were perhaps the most missed the last few years, when the drainage system essentially stopped functioning because of either damaged or blockage. The Friends of Hudson River Park, a nonprofit, in partnership with Hudson River Park Trust and with the support of local elected officials, began a capital campaign two years ago to fund renovations and raised $3.4 million for a makeover

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Business

APPLYING FUN Appliké Couture is among several businesses on an East 75th Street where children can enjoy themselves BY MICKEY KRAMER

The colorful and decorative window display of children’s T-shirts, hoodies and onesies, emblazoned with drawings of hearts and cherries, and sayings such as “smile forever” and “vintage,” as well as accessories like backpacks and toys, is hard to miss when walking past Appliké Couture on East 75th Street. Felicia Wollerstein, 61, and her husband Mark Wollerstein, 66, opened the children’s clothing and accessory store five years ago this month. “We had just moved into the neighborhood and my husband saw the empty space and said ‘let’s do this,’” said Felicia Wollerstein, who worked in children’s fashion for about two decades prior to opening the store. What makes Appliké Couture stand out is that children can pick their own designs, which are then added to clothes via a heat press. “It’s a very personalized service and we have customers from day one who still stop in.” Wollerstein said. Currently, some of the most popular appliqués are unicorns, rainbows and various emojis.

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Another part of the store’s appeal are the birthday parties. The store can accommodate up to 20 children (they can take celebrations outside if need be). Appliké Couture hosts about three or four such occasions each month. Brianna Ardizzone, 8, celebrated her sixth birthday at Appliké and, recalling that she and her friends “made shirts and ate candy,” called the day “a lot of fun.” Brianna is still a regular at the store. “They have a lot of cool things and appliqués,” she said. Her favorite custom-designed shirt features a “cupcake.” Brianna’s mother, Barri Ardizzone, raved that “Felicia really makes Brianna feel special.” “They really are amazing,” Ardizzone said of the Wollersteins. “In addition to a terrific selection of clothes, it’s a great community store that, for example, does fundraisers for schools.” Appliké supplies school apparel for a number of Upper East side public schools, including P.S. 77 Lower Lab, P.S. 158, P.S. 290, and P.S.6 Ann Marie Meissner, has shopped with her twin 13-year-old daughters for more than four years. She called the shop a “great, unique concept.” “When they were younger, they’d

Brianna Ardizzone, 8, celebrated her sixth birthday by making shirts and eating candy at Appliké Couture on East 75th Street. Photo: Courtesy of Appliké Couture

Another Appliké Couture satisfied customer. Photo: Courtesy of Appliké Couture

pick out their own decals, but now prefer buying plain shirts,” she said of her daughters. For parents who might like to have a day for themselves, dropping their kids off on East 75th Street between First and York Avenues might be the way to go. Along with designing their own clothes, children can also spend time at two dance studios, The American Youth Dance Theater and Manhattan Dance Academy that share the

south side of the street, and can also visit the Art Center and the School of Rock on the north side of the block. Felicia Wollerstein recalled her favorite moment as when one of her early customers, Bella, a second-grader, was asked to do a “before and after” story for school, and did it about Felicia Wollerstein and the store – the blank shirt was “the before” and the decorated shirt was “the after.” For its fifth anniversary celebration

Kids can celebrate birthdays while decorating clothes with all sorts of designs at Appliké Couture on East 75th Street. Photo: Courtesy of Appliké Couture Appliké Couture is planning two special nights, one for kids and another for mothers. “From the day that we opened nearly five years ago, we have maintained a friendly creative environment and helped kids transform garments into their own creations,” Wollerstein said. “We look forward to seeing the smiles on their faces for many more years to come.”

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enemy of women.” Praise for “Hef” on social media? “It’s disgusting,” feminist critic Susan Brownmiller offered. Defenders included left-wing political activist and TV producer Norman Lear, who tweeted, “We’ve lost a true explorer, a man with a keen sense of the future.” Conservative-libertarian Ben Domenech, publisher of The Federalist, hailed him for embracing a “sexual complementarity that has bound men and women together since the dawn of time.” Complementarity? Well, call it what you will, but it was sure on display behind the white canopy bearing the black bunny symbol that was arguably the world’s most recognizable logo. It was here, on December 8, 1962, behind the dramatic, shimmering dark-glass façade that curtained off 59th Street, that Hefner conjured up his 40,000-square-foot, multi-level palace of dreams and desires, flesh and fantasies, seduction and sexism. Entry to the seven-story nightspot was controlled by a “Door Bunny,” “floor bunnies” served drinks, and patrons were feted by musicians, magicians and chanteuses in the Living Room, Party Room, Play Room, Penthouse and VIP Room which, naturally, stood for “Very Important Playboy.” Why 59th Street? The Copacabana had been around the corner, on 60th Street off Fifth Avenue near the Pierre Hotel, since it bowed in 1941. Hefner believed that the storied nightspot had become a tad stuffy and felt a more unbuttoned club in this buttoned-down part of town could capture the Copa’s overflow. And so it did. Marketed as private club for the “key-holders” who paid a onetime fee of $25 a year, the Playboy Club quickly drew swingers and sophisticates — but it cannot be denied that sleazeballs masquerading as respectable gentlemen also made their presence known. “What do you think I come here for, the roast beef?” one four-martini customer asked Steinem after breathing heavily down her neck. Other patrons offered her Hotel Astor and New Yorker Hotel room keys, she wrote in the 1963 article. There were also the “usual tail-pullings and propositions and pinching and ogling,” to which she would utter a ritual reply, “Please, sir, you are not allowed to touch the bunnies.” But if there was boorishness, there was courtliness, too. Adler recalls a “sweet innocence” — even as he sat at

the bar, cigarette in hand, surrounded by gorgeous women in low-cut, skin-tight, onepiece satin outfits complete with black bow tie, bunny ears, three-inch heels and fluffy white pom-pom tails, reminiscent of a scene from “Mad Men.” “I never so much as took off my suit jacket,” he says. “The only thing I ever took off was a lady’s coat at the hatcheck counter.” The club was a commercial smash. It was one of 40-plus Playboy Clubs around the world, and Hefner spent more time at those in Chicago and Los Angeles. But thanks to Madison Avenue’s romance with the Playboy brand, 59th Street brought far more advertising to the magazine and franchising to the Playboy empire. At its peak in the 1960s, the club hosted 2,700 people daily, making it the busiest in the city. It employed 128 bunnies, and Steinem wasn’t the only famed alumni: Model, Vogue cover girl and “American Gigolo” actress Lauren Hutton worked at the club in 1964. Platinumhaired Blondie lead singer Deborah Harry spent five years as a bunny starting in 1968. But no bunny can endure forever. Constantly policing the “bunny image,” Playboy dismissed scores of women it felt no longer maintained that “look of freshness, vitality and cheerfulness,” the “vibrant, charming look” that included “standards of figure proportion.” Before long, the Playboy Club itself had lost that “look of freshness.” The once-forbidden sexual imagery it had brought to the masses had become passé. Just as it had once eclipsed the Copa, two hot new clubs were now poised to poach its business, Studio 54, which debuted in 1977, and the Limelight, which followed in 1983. After a 21-year run, Playboy shuttered the 59th Street club in August 1983. It briefly reopened in the Hotel Lexington in 1985, with male rabbits to complement its female bunnies, only to close again for good the next year. The unzipping would now take place in other venues. Should it be lamented? Romanticized? Perhaps. But let’s give Gloria Steinem the last word. The subject is bustier padding: “My unofficial list of Bunny Bosom Stuffers,” she wrote in her 1963 expose. “1) Kleenex 2) plastic dry cleaner’s bags 3) absorbent cotton 4) cut-up Bunny tails 5) foam rubber 6) lamb’s wool 7) Kotex halves 8) silk scarves 9) gym socks.”


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The Lighthouse Guild has relocated on the Upper West Side to 64th Street and West End Avenue. At their ribbon-cutting ceremony, they had speakers associated with the Guild, as well as City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, speak about the work the Lighthouse Guild does and their partnerships. “People who are blind are at the core of who New York City is,” Rosenthal said as she welcomed the Lighthouse Guild to the “coolest area of the Upper West Side.” (The previous location was at 15 West 65th Street.) The Guild also featured testimonies from Adrienne Norbeck and Yvette Ramos-Stuckey, two people who received help from the organization. Both described the Guild as their “home.” “The Lighthouse to me is home because it makes me feel normal and like everyone else,” said Ramos-Stuckey. She was joined by her husband, who she said goes everywhere with her. Ramos-Stuckey choked back tears while she was making her speech. She was born with a vein in her eye that wasn’t fully developed. She said doctors predicted she would lose her vision in her teenage years, but she retained her sight until she was in her fifties. The loss still affected her deeply. She said she didn’t think she could even

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A controversial 668-foot residential tower is one step closer to rising over the Upper West Side following the Department of Buildings’ decision last week to lift a hold it had previously placed on the proposed project. The proposed 55-story building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue has faced consistent opposition from a number of neighbors, community groups and elected officials, who claim that the design of the tower, which would be the tallest on the Upper West Side, does not align with the scale or context of the surrounding neighborhood. The Department of Buildings placed a hold on the project in June, following a zoning challenge filed by the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development that cited various technical issues in the proposal, including that the open space used to justify the building’s exceptional height does not meet zoning requirements. The department lifted the hold September 26, paving the way for the project to move forward. The proposed building’s height is based, in significant measure, on the large, irregularly shaped zoning lot on which it would sit, which opponents of the development have likened to a gerrymandered political district. Though the tower itself would occupy the former site of Lincoln Square Synagogue, near Amsterdam Avenue and 69th Street, its zoning lot — the size of which helps determine a building’s maximum size — is significantly larger than the proposed building’s footprint. Snaking in untidy fashion across much of the block, portions of the sprawling 110,000-square-foot zoning lot front 70th Street, West End Avenue and West End Avenue. In July, the Department of Buildings issued a notice of objections and an intent to revoke “to verify the open space ratio and that the zoning lot was properly formed.” After the hold was lifted last week, a Department of Buildings spokesperson said that the developer had supplied the necessary additional information and zoning calculations to support the approval and

resolve the Department of Buildings’ objections. The spokesperson noted that no changes to the structural plans for the building were required to resolve the objections. After the hold was lifted, the applicant refiled the permit application for the project and the Department of Buildings issued a new building permit. Details regarding the applicant’s responses to the Department of Buildings’ objections had not been posted to the department’s website as of press time. Council Member Helen Rosenthal, whose district includes the site of the proposed tower, has criticized the project and joined in support of the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development’s zoning challenge. Rosenthal issued a statement objecting to the Department of Buildings’ decision to lift the halt on the project, stating that the questions raised in the challenge “simply have not been answered to my satisfaction.” “When this proposal was filed, it failed to include even the necessary facts and figures pertaining to its compliance with Open Space requirements,” Rosenthal said in the statement. “This was highlighted in the Committee’s challenge and led to the audit and the issuance of the Notice of Intent to Revoke. That information has apparently finally been provided. But the substantive concerns about the proposal’s bizarre, gerrymandered zoning have not been addressed.” Olive Freud, the president of the Committee for Environmentally Sound Development, said that the committee plans to file an appeal with the Department of Buildings and, if necessary, with the Board of Standards and Appeals. George M. Janes, a planning consultant who filed the zoning challenge on the group’s behalf, said that the appeals process could take months to play out. “That’s precious time lost,” Janes said. “There’s no stop work order, so the applicants can continue building the building.” Freud said that Committee for Environmentally Sound Development would seek administrative relief through all available avenues. “If this 600-footer goes up, it sets precedence going all the way north on Broadway and Amsterdam and Columbus,” Freud said. “It’s horrible. Everyone on the West Side needs to be concerned about this.”


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CHELSEA BOMBING TRIAL OPENS LAW ENFORCEMENT Ahmad Khan Rahimi charged with detonating pipe bombs in New Jersey and Manhattan BY COLLEEN LONG

A trial opened on Monday for a man accused of setting off a pipe bomb in New York City that injured 30 people. While Ahmad Khan Rahimi has not been charged with terrorism, federal lawyers say his interest in jihad, terrorist attacks and terrorist organizations vastly influenced his plans. The government said it is seeking to have an expert witness testify about al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden and other terrorist leaders as a primer for jurors and to help explain some writings he made in a journal. Defense lawyers have argued the government is trying to wrongly paint a picture of Rahimi, an Afghanistan-born

U.S. citizen, as an extremist. They say federal lawyers have drummed up a “radicalization” theory “To make its case more ‘compelling, dramatic, and seductive,’” the lawyers wrote in court papers. Rahimi, 29, who lived with his family in Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged with detonating a pipe bomb along a charity race in Seaside Park, New Jersey, and planting two pressure cooker bombs in Manhattan on Sept. 17. One device did not explode. The other one detonated in Chelsea. Rahimi was shot by law enforcement during his arrest two days after the attacks. He has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bail. Jurors were expected to see various terrorism-related videotapes, a book, a bloodstained journal with a bullet hole in it and two 2012 emails found during the investigation, after U.S. District Court Judge Richard M. Berman ruled the evidence could be included be-

cause they might show motive, intentions, preparation and knowledge of the bombings. They also may hear details of a bomb left in an Elizabeth, New Jersey, trash can, along with video recordings of Rahimi in New Jersey and New York on Sept. 17 and setting off explosives in his backyard two days before the bombing. Prosecutors have said they’re not planning to introduce statements Rahimi made in the days after his arrest, gleaned while he was hospitalized and medicated with a breathing tube down his throat. Investigators asked him yes or no questions and had Rahimi nod his head. His lawyers said he was improperly interrogated. Berman rejected a request to move the trial from New York to Vermont or Washington, D.C. Rahimi also has been charged with attempted murder in New Jersey, because authorities say he shot at police officers during his arrest. Details of the shootout won’t be included in the federal trial.

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AN ACE UP HIS COMEDIC SLEEVE Ted Greenberg on writing for the

Harvard Lampoon and Letterman, and on his new passion project BY ANGELA BARBUTI

Ted Greenberg grew up on the Upper East Side in the 1970s and ‘80s and remembers the city’s “exhilarating grit” at the time, which he says “was a lot of fun as a teenager.” Back then, his neighborhood was a mecca for stand-up comedy, which shaped him as a fledgling comic. His first live performance took place at the Comic Strip’s open mic night, where he took the stage at 2:30 a.m. He went on to attend Harvard University, where he fulfilled one of his early comedic goals by contributing to the renowned “Harvard Lampoon.” Returning to New York, he wrote for “Late Night with David Letterman,” citing his knack for conceptual comedy as contributing to his success there, which ultimately earned him an Emmy Award. As for working with

Dave, he credits his former boss with giving him the best entertainment lesson he ever received. For the past four years, his labor of love has been penning the play “Ace,” named after his father, a Wall Street titan who served as the CEO of Bear Stearns in 1987, the year in which the show is set. The autobiographic plot has his son driving a New York City taxi with a looming deadline of a nineyear overdue paper that he must submit to Harvard or else fail to graduate.

How can you describe your comedy? My stand-up is very broad. It’s goofy; it’s silly. It is conceptual. My heroes growing up were Steve Martin and Albert Brooks, rather than observational comics. And that’s the reason I was hired for “Letterman,” because he was really into that in his early years. He’d much rather do an idea that no one else had done than a set of jokes. Something that appealed to him was putting on a Velcro suit and jumping off a trampoline and sticking to a wall. Just sort of a straight concept. And

when I was writing for him, me and my partner were concept machines. That’s why we were hired. We weren’t prefect joke writers; we just had a lot of great concepts.

What was it like working for Letterman? It was great working for him in that he was the best boss I ever had in this respect: he knew exactly what he wanted. There was a mediary; you gave your stuff to Steve O’Donnell and you rarely dealt with Dave directly. But you did know exactly what he wanted. And the big joke is he wouldn’t dance, take off clothes or act. So from time from time, writers would deliberately submit a routine where he had to jump on his desk, do a jig, take off all his clothes and pretend he was a clown, knowing that was the last thing he wanted to do. But that sort of clarity in a boss is fantastic. And that’s one reason he became who he was. He really knew his strengths and weaknesses early on and was able to shape the show around that.

You went to Harvard and wrote for the “Lampoon” there. It was my dream since I was 15 when I tried to do stand-up was to be on the “Harvard Lampoon.” Because it was really famous even then because of the “National Lampoon.” And I got into Harvard and eventually got on the “Lampoon.” Now my pieces seem incredibly sophomoric and dumb, but it was a humor magazine and I got a lot of stuff published. And crazily, when I was there, Lisa Henson, daughter of Jim, was president, and three years later, Conan O’Brien was president. There was this “Life” magazine spread when Lisa was president with all these pictures revealing the inside of the “Lampoon” castle, something that had not been done before in the press. And in those pictures was Conan O’Brien. It was really very exciting to be a college kid and be in “Life” magazine.

Explain what your show “Ace” is about.

Ted Greenberg. Photo: Hunter Canning

“Ace” is about a 27-year-old who has owed a paper for nine years and today is the day he is given a deadline — he either has to get the paper in or he’s a dropout. And in that 12-hour period, a lot happens. It turns out he’s driving a cab. This is 1987, right after the big stock market crash, and the main character’s father is this huge Wall Street guy who runs this firm called Bear Stearns. So it’s kind of about the kid and his father. And then there’s a third major character who comes in who’s sort of the ‘80s equivalent of Bernie Madoff, this guy named Ivan Boesky. So there’s a ticking clock, the paper had to get in on December 18th, or this guy is a college dropout forever. It’s a really fun and fast 65-minute piece with a great ending.

Ted Greenberg in his autobiographical comedy, “Ace.” Photo: Hunter Canning

Explain your dad’s career and how much of that is in the play. Enough so you know this guy is incredibly charming and great at everything he does and casts a really large shadow. And there are a lot of Ace Greenberg fans who will get their money’s worth. You get the idea that he had this rags-to-riches story where he was one of those guys who came to New York City in his 20s and through grit and cunning, climbed the top of the heap, made a fortune and gave a fortune away. And that’s sort of a nice part. The audience likes hearing that. And he comes off as a very hardened realist about how to handle yourself in the world. There’s this Boesky guy who’s very snakelike and then there’s Ace Greenberg, who’s a rock. And I should point out one thing — that Ace Greenberg was an amazing magician. He was amazing at a lot of things and there is magic in the show. And I’m one of those people who gets angry when there’s magic or special effects in a show that seem gratuitous. But in “Ace,” it totally works and you walk out thinking, “The magic in this show, it couldn’t have been any other way.” I’ve been crusading around town insisting that the magic in this show is not gratuitous.

What was it like driving a cab in the city? It was really exciting and doing it

short term is fun because one minute you’re picking up hookers at Carnegie Hall and then the next minute you’re picking up some woman who missed her train for her bris, so you have to drive her to Salmouth, Massachusetts, so she can make it. Now if I had five kids and had to rely on it for my family, it would be a different story. But when you’re in your 20s and doing it part time, it was this great rush and adventure. And it could be scary. The first two weeks I was doing it, I picked up anybody, so I was a mule for a cocaine dealer and we made eight stops in Queens and I didn’t get paid. How else could an Upper East Side privileged kid have an experience like that other than by driving a cab? And I should mention that I still have this stand-up show that’s monthly at the SoHo Playhouse and it does end with me driving audience members home in a yellow cab. www.tedgreenberg.com “Ace” runs through November 5 at The Marjorie S. Deane Theater, 10 West 64th St.

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