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Taking the Slop Out of Sloppy Joe Parents and schools try out innovative approaches to solving the school lunch problem By Joanna Fantozzi On today’s menu: curried chickpeas with a side of jasmine rose rice and “superhero spinach.” This may sound like a dish at a trendy vegetarian restaurant, but it’s actually one of the brand-new “Meatless Monday” items on the Department of Education’s alternative school lunch menu for grades K-8. The chickpea and veggie-heavy menu contrasts sharply with the southwestern beef and cheeseburgers from the DOE’s regular menu. And it’s definitely a far cry from the half-empty trays of petrified pizza slices and unidentified meats seen in fourth grader Zachary’s undercover documentary, “Yuck!” about his Little Italy school’s cafeteria food (shown in this year’s Manhattan Film Festival). Any school can use the alternative menu with little to no extra cost, according to the DOE. But ElizabethPuccini, founder of NYC Green Schools, whose third grader son’s school, East Village Community, was one of the first to implement the alternative menu, estimates that only 20-30 schools use the menu, and most principals and cafeteria managers don’t know it exists. “Unless you have a nutrition committee working on these issues, I don’t know how you’d become informed,” said Puccini, whose

son is vegetarian. “This was an enormous victory, and we need to get the word out about it.” In 2012, the FDA released new requirements for school cafeterias nationwide, mandating that each child take at least one fruit or vegetable in the lunch line, as well as capping calories overall and switching out full fat for non-fat milk. So what about Zachary’s “Yuck” which showed tray after tray practically devoid of vegetables? DOE representative Margie Feinberg said that the documentary was probably made before federal regulations were in place and that “the student in the documentary may not have been selecting all the fruit and vegetables that were offered to him.” In fact, many parents have noted improvements in school food. “My son loves the hot lunch at school,” said Linda Sussman, a parent at P.S. 183 on East 66th Street. “Our fresh fruit and salad bar is replenished every half hour. But probably not every school has good, nutritious food and that disturbs me.” Healthy or not, whether kids will actually Continued on page 5

Elizabeth Caputo will take over as chair of the Upper West Side community board later this year By Joanna Fantozzi Elizabeth Caputo, a 20-year Upper West Side resident, infrastructure banker, dog-lover and community activist, was recently elected to be Community Board 7’s new chair, replacing Mark Diller next month. She served as the vice chair, and is currently on the Parks and Environment and Business and Consumer Issues committees. Her first meeting as Board Chair will be November 6th. Congratulations on the appointment to board chair. Mark’s are obviously big shoes to fill, thank you! There are a lot of issues I’m working on, like housing and transportation issues, and of course some new issues I’m looking to focus on. My goal would be to have people more involved in the community board, so we have consistently newer groups of people

involved in the community board. I want to make that a priority. I would like nothing more than to see a wide variety of opinions. We tend to get a lot of people from one side, but I’ve learned there are multiple communities we don’t get to hear from. What are some new things you want to work on? I want to incorporate social media, I think a lot of people in this community can be reached in that way, we have set up a Twitter account. Our job is to inform the neighborhood. I would hope our board generally makes informed decisions. I feel the more we can do to get people involved, the better. We also want to expand in the area north of 96th Street, at the Frederick Douglass houses in general. What do you envision as your role with the city council? We serve as an advisory committee to the city council. A lot of community issues start with us and then it will be Helen [Rosenthal’s, the Democratic candidate for the Upper West Side council seat] job to make the legislation happen. I want the community board to be pre-active, rather than reacting. We are asked to rubber stamp a resolution agreeing with Senator X Continued on page 4

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor: While your article “Congregation vs. Community” by Megan Bungeroth captured very well the complexity of the issue of landmarking and religious congregations, the cover at least on the West Side Spirit may have created serious misunderstanding in a very delicate time. The large photo of West-Park under those dramatic words would leave anyone who only glanced at the cover with the impression that WestPark was still in a contentious relationship with our community. Since the official designation of landmarked status and our commitment to return and renew our mission in our historic space, we have sought and at some points received collaboration and support from our neighboring community. Our long range survival and success depends on a close working relationship with our neighbors which we sincerely desire. There should be no perception that the contentiousness of the landmarks struggle days continues.

Political Puppets Take Over West-Park Presbyterian Church This is no Sesame Street performance. Giant, abstract puppets representing immigration, famine and oppression will fill the main atrium of the West Park Presbyterian Church for the month of November while the Bread and Puppet Theatre’s new performance, “The Shatterer of Worlds,” takes up residence. The theater, known for its radical political views and abstract shows, can be seen annually at the Village Halloween parade, and their puppets are featured in the movie “Across the Universe.” This troupe, which began in New York and is now based in Vermont, is heading back to its roots for its 50th anniversary. This is their first time performing on the Upper West Side. Tickets go for $15-18 and performances will be held Nov. 7th-24th, ThursdaySunday, with a Wednesday performance during weeks two and three. As is usual with Bread and Pupper performances, freshly-baked bread will be handed out with an aioli topping.

A shot from the 2013 production Birdcatcher in Hell.

Regarding “The Economics of the Street Fair”: 1. Street fair vendors do NOT ADD ON SALES TAX TO ANY PURCHASE 2. They cost the city $$$ in police and sanitation 3. Cops cannot tell you where the detoured buses are running....and THERE ARE NO SIGNS AT BUS STOPS, unnecessarily inconveniencing residents. 4. LOCAL people, taxpayers, moved up here for a purpose -- if we wanted street fairs we’d live in Chinatown, or.... 5. LOCAL shop keepers who DO PAY TAXES LOSE $$$. They’ll be back in early spring. Get them off Broadway. Spread the “joy.” Send them to Columbus Avenue ... the outer boroughs! Fairgoers can discover the delights of the Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Brooklyn! Aarne Ingber West End Avenue

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CRIME WATCH THE HIDING PLACE Jewelry was stolen from a hidden location in a woman’s apartment. At Around 10 a.m. on October 17, a 34-year-old woman living on West 67th Street discovered jewelry missing from her apartment. There were no signs of forced entry, nor had any unauthorized personnel entered the apartment. The missing jewelry had been kept in a pouch hidden behind clothes in a closet. The woman’s parents were visiting during the period when the theft occurred, and the couple had taken overnight trips out of the apartment. The stolen jewelry consisted of a diamond bracelet valued at $8,000, pearl necklaces worth $6,000, golden necklaces worth $5,000, a gold bracelet valued at $3,500, a silver watch pendant and chain priced at $2,500, a coral necklace worth $2,000, a silver necklace valued at $1,500, and a pearl bracelet costing $800. The total amount missing came to $29,300.

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YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN’T HIDE Two men and a woman shoplifted items at two different stores on Columbus Avenue.

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At 1:25 p.m. on Tuesday, October 22, a 43-yearold man, a 39-year-old man, and a 40-year-old woman walked into a clothing boutique and then a runners shop on Columbus Avenue. At each store, the men took one piece of apparel apiece and hid the merchandise under their own jackets. Both men walked out of the stores with their female accomplice before taking a yellow taxi at Columbus Avenue and West 69th Street. The reporter of the crimes and another witness followed the cab and were able to identify the perpetrators when the taxi pulled over at the arrest location. The thieves were searched, and crack pipes, pliers commonly used as burglar tools, and merchandise from other stores were discovered on their persons, along with the merchandise stolen at the boutique and runners shop. The defendants were arrested and charged with grand larceny. The items stolen from the boutique amounted to $2,800 and from the runners shop $1,100, for a total of $3,900.

SNATCHING CLOTHES FROM THE INSIDE A clothing store employee was arrested and charged with grand larceny. During a period between 12 noon on Saturday, August 10 and 3 p.m., September 25, a 19-year-old woman working at a chain clothing store on Broadway conducted numerous fraudulent transactions using stolen credit cards. The total amount stolen was more than $7,000. She was arrested on October 20.

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SCOOTER LOOTER Someone stole a man’s scooter on West 73rd street. At 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, a 56-year-old man parked his scooter on West 73rd Street. At 7:45 a.m. the next morning, he found his scooter was gone. There were no video cameras on the scene, and police were unable to locate the missing machine. The stolen twowheeler was a black 2008 Vespa valued at $2,000.

MOVING VIOLATION Items were stolen from a woman’s apartment as she was packing to move. At 12 noon on Tuesday, October 15, an 85-year-old woman living on West 72nd Street packed items in a box to be moved to Chicago. She returned home at 5 p.m. after attending a theater matinee and found that the property had been removed from the box without permission or authorization. The woman told police that the only people with access to the apartment were personnel from the moving company. There were no signs of forced entry to the apartment, nor were there any videos of the incident. The items stolen were a diamond ring valued at $5,000, another diamond ring valued at $3,000, a sapphire and diamond ring priced at $1,500, a topaz diamond ring costing $1,000, a garnet diamond ring valued at $1,000, a blue croissante with diamond priced at $500, a gold bracelet costing $250, and a gold chain valued at $200. The total amounted to $12,450.

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encourage responsible development but also encourage the Upper West Side as an affordable place to live for a variety of income levels. Tied into that is education and school issues, as well as creating more complete streets, which will hopefully happen with the new mayor. or Assembly Member Y, but that shouldn’t necessarily always Tell me about your experience on the environment and be the case. business committees. What are some of the biggest issues on the Upper West I had my background in business. I ran a large civic Side? organization. My job was to mobilize them. The challenge for Obviously housing issues are very important. We want to me is to use that experience at a much more local level. I joined BCI and parks because they hit on two things near “An Intimate Place to Learn in the Heart of a Great City” and dear to me. I believe in small businesses, and I also love the restaurant life in our neighborhood. I always go Dear Parents: to get my prescriptions at You are cordially invited to attend Thomas Drugs. A lot of local one of our OPEN HOUSES at businesses are getting pushed York Preparatory School. out, and if they go, the whole neighborhood will go. My Wednesday, November 6th father was ill a couple of years 9:30AM-10:30AM ago and they stayed open for Wednesday, November 13th him. I also have a dog, and I’m 5:30PM-6:30PM interested in keeping up with the parks because I frequent Thursday, November 21st them so much. 9:30AM-10:30AM What do you want to Tuesday, December 3rd accomplish as Community Board chair? 9:30AM-10:30AM I want people - whether it Monday, January 13th be a group of activists, a block 9:30AM-10:30AM association or a community organization - to say, ‘wow, I Wednesday, January 22nd got my issue resolved because 9:30AM-10:30AM Community Board 7 got involved.’” Meet Your New Community Continued from page 1

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eat the food is the question. One 8th grader at The Computer School on West 77th Street, candidly said that she would never eat her school’s food: “it’s so gross!” she said. “You can’t just put in a salad bar and call it a day,” said Manhattan Borough President candidate Gale Brewer. “It has to be one kids want to eat.” Andi Valasquez, a parent at P.S. 163 on West 97th Street confirmed Gale Brewer’s suspicions. She said that when she was a lunchtime aid, she watched the salad wilt away, untouched by kids, day after day. The problem is, according to Janet Poppendieck, a former professor at Hunter College who has written a lot about school food, that even with changing federal regulations, it can be tough to switch kids over from “kid-friendly foods” chicken nuggets and pizza to vegetables and whole wheat. That’s where Wellness in the Schools swoops in to save the day. Wellness in the Schools is a non-profit organization that has been working with public underprivileged schools since 2008. They used to bring professional chefs armed with gourmet, kid-friendly recipes to the 20-something schools they work with across the city. But that changed with the new federal regulations. This year, they use DOE-sanctioned menus, and focus instead on training school chefs on the importance

of seasoning, and encouraging made-fromscratch dishes where they can. “Even when schools have salad bars they may be full of unfamiliar ingredients, but having composed salads like a three bean salad, and attractive vegetables makes a kid want to eat it,” said Reana Kovalcik. “We found we don’t need them to be tricked, we take small steps - not burgers to quinoa, but from burgers to salads.” Wellness in the Schools mostly serves

WHAT ARE THEY SERVING THE KIDS? (Based on the regular DOE K-8 menu)

•No butter, chicken nuggets, white bread, whole milk, soda or high-caloric snacks (these were eliminated in recent years) •A whole lot of whole-grain: pizza, bread and pasta are now all whole grain in NYC cafeterias •Baked chicken and potatoes instead of fried chicken and French fries •Menus created by SchoolFood with distributors located in Long Island, NYC and NJ •Mainly pre-prepared meals heated in industrial ovens •Pizza every Friday, cheeseburgers several times a month and something called “Southwest Style Beef”

underprivileged schools where almost every child receives free or reduced lunch. For schools without financial difficulty, the program costs $30,000, which is something that most schools can’t afford. For two French mothers living on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, waiting for Wellness in the Schools or some other miraculous solution to come to their children’s schools was out of the question, so they created In’Box, a healthy school lunch service delivering to Manhattan schools that just launched this year. At $10 per meal (more than four times the cost of a DOE lunch), it’s a hefty price to pay for a kid’s meal, but cofounders Stephanie Rubin and Ingrid Calvo say it’s worth it. “I had to prepare lunch for my daughter every day otherwise she wouldn’t eat,” said Calvo, whose child used to attend P.S. 199. “Even when they had healthy food it just wasn’t appealing. At the end of the day, they’ll just go for that sandwich or bagel.” At In’Box Your Meal, they believe in exposing kids to new foods like quiche, quinoa salad and finger sandwiches. Rubin says they work with real culinary institute trained chefs and make sure the food is always colorful, presentation is unique and they even include a small treat for children, like dried fruit, to make eating lunch fun.

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But most parents can’t afford $50 a week to spend on their kid’s lunches. And even with new DOE and federal improvements, there’s still a long way to go in the kitchen itself, said Poppendieck, where a lack of resources, trained chefs and ovens seriously limit schools. “Still, the food has definitely improved citywide,” said Poppendieck. “I recently visited a school where the food actually looked terrific and fresh. I came away cheered from that visit.”

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The Armory Show at 100: The New Art Spirit

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The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West (at 77th St.) Free on fridays from 6-8 p.m. Explores the role of the famous 1913 New York Armory Show on the occasion of its 100th anniversary from both an art-history perspective as well in the context of its period in United States history. The original exhibition introduced the American public to European avant-garde painting and sculpture. nyhistory.org

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, 1942 Broadway 7:30 p.m. $30, $48, $60 In two contrasting octets, Spohr’s polish and finesse is counterbalanced by the youthful invention of Shostakovich. Enescu’s massive Octet in C major, written at the age of 19, provides a powerful finale. 212-875-5788, chambermusicsociety.org

Saturday Nov 2 India Arie Beacon Theatre 2124 Broadway at 74th 8 p.m. $35.50-$100 The grammy award winning singer performs her fifth studio album SongVersation, with longtime writing partner/ co-producer Shannon Sanders. The result is a compelling snapshot of her hard-won breakthrough to simultaneous personal and artistic growth. beacontheatre.com

Gotham Burlesque Stage 72, 158 W 72nd (between Columbus

Ave and Broadway) 10 p.m. $39 general; $55 premium Features political satire, comedy, performance art, dance and general onstage allure. gothamburlesque.org

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Monday November 4 Francesca Beale Theater, 144 W. 65th Street 8:30 p.m. $13; $9 seniors and students New York Premiere. When eight-monthspregnant single-mother Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) loses her child after an unseen attacker viciously assaults her, the solitary young woman joins a support group in an effort to deal with her depression.

Hamlet The West End Theatre, 263 West 86th Street 3 p.m. $18 From the acclaimed Frog & Peach Theater Company, William Shakespeare’s psychological thriller of murder, intrigue and the supernatural, Hamlet. frogandpeachtheatre.org

The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop Children’s Museum of Manhattan The Tisch Building, 212 W. 83rd St. (at Broadway) 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. $11; $7 seniors The Grinch and his holiday workshop arrive at the Children’s Museum of Manhattan in an interactive exhibition inspired by Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. Kids will enjoy seeing scenes from the book covering

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Juilliard 415 Alice Tully Hall (at Lincoln Center), 1941 Broadway at 65th Street 8 p.m. $20 Classical & Opera. Chamber. Classical music periods. Baroque music (1600-1760). Conductor Nicholas McGegan leads Juilliard’s brightest period-instrument players in a mix of pieces from the courts of Dresden and Berlin, by C.P.E. Bach, Zelenka, Pisendel and Benda.

Tuesday November 5 The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical Manhattan Movement & Arts Center 248 W. 60th St. (bet. Amsterdam and West End Aves.) 11 a.m. $39.95 - $49.95 The beloved children’s book series The Berenstain Bears comes to life in New York City after spreading its whimsical life lessons to stages throughout the country. Set to original music, Mama Bear guides Papa, Brother and Sister through the everyday obstacles of family life, but always with a smile and a song.

Big Apple Circus Luminocity Damrosch Park West 62nd St. (bet. Columbus and Amsterdam Aves.) 12 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. $25-$175 In Luminocity, Big Apple Circus’ newest show, the Circus celebrates the city it calls home with a focus on Times Square. In seats so close you feel like you’re part of the action, see double trapeze artists, an equestrian who would fit right in with NYPD, a clown, and an array of other circus performers. bigapplecircus.org

Wednesday November 6

The Buttery Conservatory at The American Museum of Natural History American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. $27; $22 students and seniors Celebrate the 16th-annual edition of this recreated tropical forest environment filled with more than 500 live butterflies. The butterflies live in a magical summerlike environment, surrounded by tropical flowers and lush vegetation in 80-degree temperatures. It’s the perfect exhibition on a cold fall or winter day and great for children and adults alike. amnh.org

Thursday, November 7 Macbeth Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 W. 65th St. 8 p.m. $75 - $135 Ethan Hawke plays the ambitious Scot in a new production for Lincoln Center Festival. Veteran director Jack O’Brien handles the staging, which will feature British thespian Anne-Marie Duff as Lady Macbeth. As for interpretation or setting, O’Brien says his production will emphasize the abstract, nightmarish qualities of the classic tragedy. lct.org

Adventures with Dora and Diego Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. $11; Seniors $7 Join Diego on a series of high stakes animal rescue missions. Learn facts about animals and their habitats by helping Diego rescue animals in trouble. Get ready for a fabulous fiesta at Dora’s house! Drive Tico’s car, build the walls of Rainbow Bridge or jump across the lake to arrive at Dora’s house to play drums and pretend to cook Latin American foods. cmom.org

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Keigwin on the Canvas Local choreographer gets busy at the Joyce Theater By Valerie Gladstone

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ew York native, Larry Keigwin stretches himself as a choreographer. In the 10 years since he founded Keigwin +Company, he has staged Fashion Weeks’s opening event, “Fashion’s Night Out: The Show,” won awards for his choreography for the off Broadway productions of Rent and The Wild Party, worked with the Radio City Rockettes, and made the fabulous “Bolero,” for 10 trained dancers and 50-75 ordinary people, which has been a huge success at theaters all over the country. He enjoys working with pros as much as on community projects.  In March, he makes his Broadway choreographic debut, with the show, If/ Then, starring Idina Menzel and LaChanze. At the same time, he has managed to direct one of the most exciting and entertaining dance companies around. “I’m always ready to branch off and explore,” he says in a recent phone call. “I’m interested in all different forms of theater, and working with all kinds of performers.” Keigwin + Company comes to the Joyce Theater October 29-November 3, with an engrossing and varied program, featuring “Canvas,” a dance exploring and contrasting balletic and contemporary styles, set to a cinematic score by Adam Crystal. Opening night it will be performed by his troupe and the New York City Ballet dancers, Tiler Peck, Robbie Fairchild, Daniel Ulbricht and Lauren Lovette. “Girls,” a female trio, to Frank Sinatra songs, and two older, delightfully playful and poignant works, “Natural Selection” to music by Michael Gordon and “Mattress Suite,” set to Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Verdi’s “La Traviata, and “At Last,” sung by Etta James, complete the line

up. “Canvas” grew out of his residency at the Vail International Dance Festival in 2010, and the support of the director Damian Woetzel. A dazzling work, it showcases his formidable talents as a constructor of complex and dynamic spatial designs and his genius at showcasing the talents of his remarkable dancers. He describes his technique as, “assembling a collage.” Though it garnered

praise from critics and cheers from the audience at its premiere at Vail last summer, he promises that it will look even better at the Joyce. “We’ll have shimmery curtains in gold, red, purple and blue, and the dancers will play in and out of them,” he says. “It will have lots more pizzazz.” Pizzazz is something you can always count on at a Keigwin performance.

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f you empty it out, they will come. This is the working premise of Danish architect Jan Gehl. Here is your chance to learn about the chap responsible for all the initial bitching about those silly looking chairs in Times Square when traffic was forbidden and space opened up for--of all things-- people and their ephemeral pleasures like eating and reading. Bike lanes and mandatory greenery followed soon after. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just New York. His native Copenhagen was the incubator for Gehlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas, and most touchingly and tellingly, Christchuch New Zealand, where his firm was hired for plans to rebuild after the devastating earthquake of 2011. The unprepossessing, mild-mannered Gehl, professor emeritus and head of his own architecture firm, is interviewed in a current film, The Human Scale, about his work. He is also the author of a just-released book, How to Study Public Life. Admitting he was initially skeptical, he has come to believe that if you take away cars, people will come to replace them. A kind of public life, and human connection, will result. The over-all question for him and his acolytes is â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is the way for measuring human happiness in the city?â&#x20AC;? When was the last time you heard that, or anything even that quaintly idealistic? Opening up space is one approach; another is reducing the height of buildings. Bicycles are a given. While it may have been a natural for Denmark, Janet Sadik-Kahn, Commissioner of the City Department of

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Transportation, was so impressed she hired Gehl to re-imagine New York City streets. (All this time you thought it was a suddenly creative Bloomberg, right?) Other cities discussed are ChongQung China, and Melbourne, now considered the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most livable city. Alleys formerly filled with garbage are now lined with lively bistros. In the words of a city resident â&#x20AC;&#x153;the streets have become our living room.â&#x20AC;? India still looks to be a huge challenge though. And you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help but wonder how Los Angeles might look or work without its autos. With statistics of coming population booms to give Jane Jacobs nightmares, we learn that in thirty-five years 80 percent of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s population will live in cities. Gehl rejected Robert Mosesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; solution to build â&#x20AC;&#x153;upâ&#x20AC;? and let cars into the city; he believes that we have gone against the idea of community and extended family in living alone, or in small cramped spaces without a sense of multi-generational roots. The one-family nuclear house of the 1950s was the worst of all: demonstrated to be the most healthendangering with its sedentary car-centric culture, and lengthy commuting to the city for work. In spots the doc, The Human Scale, directed by Andreas Dalsgaard, is just too preachy, earnest, and sometimes tedious. Yet images of Christchurch are poignant, especially letters posted on fences pleading with the re-builders to incorporate bits of the destroyed buildings in the new designs. Memory and buildings are interconnected, the city residents point out, citing first kiss, and so forth. Sounds right. How to Study Public Life, by Jan Gehl and Birgitte Svarre, was published by Island Press. The Human Scale, a documentary directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard, shows at IFC Center.

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The Old Man and the Oscar Robert Redford baits the Academy in tuneless sea chantey By Armond White ne of the major Academy Award bloopers occurred in 1984 when Robert Redford was nominated Best Actor for The Sting and not The Way We Were (both were released in 1983). He seemed miscast and distant in the former but movie-star idolized and emotionally committed in the latter. But maybe the secret to Redford’s appeal for the past 50 years has to do with distance—his smug reticence passed for strong-silent-integrity whether playing gay in Inside Daisy Clover, a clueless politician in The Candidate, a reluctant pitchman in The Electric Horseman, a mismatched lover in The Way We Were. And now, playing distant in All Is Lost—portraying a nameless man stranded in the middle of the Indian Ocean, uttering no more than two words for the entire running time--seems likely to finally get Redford his Best Actor Oscar. Other than that, All Is Lost has no meaning. You can only sell this movie, attempt to justify it, by yelling “Oscar!” at it. It has no other purpose. Writer-director J.C. Chandor attempts middle-brow existentialism and apparently hits the right, obvious keys to make critics curtsy, but other than uninteresting clichés, Chandor gives little to go on. His dull subtlety suits his lead’s uncommunicativeness. Redford often seems to think himself too smart to be a movie star (that was the fascinating irony of his glamorous self-delusion in Inside Daisy Clover— perhaps the key performance of his career) so the All Is Lost stoic is convincing for his closed-off nature. Problem is, Chandor’s mildly competent filmmaking is also closedoff. Though set outdoors (it’s tempting to say “atsea”), this is actually an interior concept—watching Redford go through the mental and physical efforts of survival (patching up

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his yacht damaged by a floating cargo box, gathering his life raft and supplies, reading a sextant and charting his course). But Redford’s withholding manner doesn’t unfold this man’s insides: His pantomime (if that’s what you call this mostly silent performance) doesn’t convey thinking—something an actor like Jean-Louis Trintingnant does masterfully. Chandor’s own reserved-caginess suggests that he thinks he’s doing something deeper than an action movie. Not a modest craftsman like John Sturges directing Spencer Tracy in the film version of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Chandor’s a Paul Thomas Anderson wannabe. He plants mysteries: A message-in-a-bottle apology (“I tried to be true, strong, kind but I wasn’t”); thirdfinger rings on both left and right hands (inscrutable sexual identity); no Emergency Locator Transmitter onboard (incompetence or agnosticism?). The cynical title suggests inchoate nihilism that turns sentimental— typical of Redford’s political movies. (Dig that destructive cargo box spilling-out sneakers, a damning comment on global Capitalism.) It would take a director like David Lean to validate to this pretense with an eye for nature—the horizon, clouds, climate--that convey mankind’s experience in the elements, facing the ineffable. Chandor lacks the spatial, phenomenological skills and visual imagination to lift his conceit into significance. And Redford, typically, immodestly deflects “significance.” Critics crowding the dinghy for this very minor film indicates real ignorance about the genre of physical and psychological cinema that Lean excelled at and was apparent in this year’s uphyped Kon-Tiki by the gifted team Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg. It’s Oscar bait mentality.

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t was impossible for Kimberly Peirce to direct a remake of Carrie that could live up to Brian DePalma’s 1976 original. Two cultural events got in the way.  First, political correctness so dominates our culture that the mythological aspects in Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore in Carrie Carrie’s reverse-Cinderella story (a repressed, unpopular high school laugh at you!” did double-duty; the funnygirl goes to the senior prom where vicious heartbreaking Carrie transcended its Grand students humiliate her) are undermined. The Guignol genre, but no one’s gonna laugh or story’s most captivating elements--Carrie’s cry at this literal-minded remake. The pigemerging sexuality, guilt imposed by her slaughter scene (“Choose one that looks like mother’s religious pressure, her schoolmate’s Carrie”) becomes a moment of mean-girl moral confusion--are politicized, made into internalized self-hatred and the bucket-ofsocial problems worthy of the TV-series bloodbath is repeated three we-got-the-point Glee’s insipid “It Gets Better” nostrums, then times. TV-obviousness striking again and drained of mystery and imagination.   again and again.  Second, TV style so dominates our culture Stefan Sharff, the great film theoretician, that DePalma’s  cinematic sophistication--an devoted an entire class of his “Analysis of Film essential part of the original film’s modernism, Language” Course at Columbia University to finding meaning in imagery, kinetics and DePalma’s Carrie (at my suggestion, and my cultural resonance--has been replaced by flat, everlasting gratitude). Sad that Columbia Film ordinary technique and the cynical narrative School graduate Peirce remakes Carrie using expectations of the dumbed-down 21st such meager film language. century audience.   It was DePalma’s satirical sensibility that Peirce directs this remake with a depressing, gave unexpected complexity to Stephen plot-oriented single-mindedness. That’s what King’s potboiler, plus DePalma’s visual wit political correctness and TV style have led added layers of meaning through art and pop to: a version of Carrie that is reduced to a cultural references. The Pre-Raphaelite closefew faint lesbian teases and feminist alarum ups (of Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, William (Carrie’s fanatical, repressed mother is a cutter Katt, Amy Irving and Nancy Allen) allowed who injures herself) and an anti-bullying DePalma to raise the mystical elements of the message (at an inquest following the prom story to an esthetic richness that resolved the massacre). This desperately commercial, theme of repressed sexuality. (The mother’s simplistic interpretation of Stephen King’s lush hair suggested her innate sensuality but story offers none of the sensuality or boldness is made stringy and witchy here.) Depicting of Pierce’s debut film, Boys Don’t Cry. Peirce’s Carrie’s forced closet penitence, DePalma’s Carrie truly is a horror story, just an occasion great cinephilia reached back to evoke Lillian for snarky meanness, grisliness and mayhemGish’s anguish in Broken Blossoms and for the -as in the revenge Carrie takes on the couple mother’s orgasmic death he reached forward, that plotted against her: the entire automobile outdoing Luis Bunuel’s wildest iconography.   demolition is shown methodically, no longer All this is why DePalma’s Carrie ranks as an impulsive act with a edge of vengeance but one of the great American movies and its calculated brutality like today’s sadistic horror characters are cultural archetypes--despite films.   a previous remake, a previous sequel and a DePalma’s horny-visionary humor is what Broadway musical, DePalma’s film has had made Carrie so American American--a huge influence stretching from P.J. Harvey horror satire but with deep feeling and real to the excellent recent Disney film Prom. ambivalence. It’s a hallmark of the 70s era DePalma’s Carrie is one of those films where that a film as funny as Carrie could also be so everything went right but except for Chloe heartbreaking. Grace Moretz’s sweetly vulnerable expressions, The mother’s warning “They’re all gonna everything in Pierce’s remake goes flat. 

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Imagine the city government if the next mayor asked his opponents to help lead By Tom Allon One of the greatest political books ever, “A Team of Rivals,” by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, tells the compelling and always relevant tale of Abe Lincoln’s unprecedented hiring of his presidential rivals to serve in his administration. Not before, nor since, have we seen such a blatant act of humility and bipartisanship that ended up subsuming Lincoln’s ego for the greater good of our country. We saw a microcosm of this tactic in President Barack Obama’s appointment of his once fierce Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, to be Secretary of State during his first term. That turned out well for both parties; Hillary worked hard, repaired U.S. relations around the world, gained huge foreign policy experience and positioned herself as the frontrunner for 2016. Obama, who wisely did not let past political feuds cloud his management vision, got a savvy and well-known foreign policy partner who helped him execute a tough but more coherent global policy - and, we’re told, Hillary was one of the main proponents of executing the Osama Bin Laden raid despite V.P. Joe Biden’s reported reluctance. In New York, we are close to the dawning of a new mayoral administration, and there’s a number of people who ran for the highest office who could be very helpful to the new mayor. Although it’s highly unlikely to happen, imagine if Bill de Blasio (if he wins Nov. 5th) reached across the aisle and picked his opponent, Joe Lhota, to be first deputy mayor or deputy mayor for operations.

Lhota’s already done one of those jobs, so even if de Blasio decides to turn to him for help, it’s unlikley Lhota wants to be second in command again - particularly, for a mayor whose experience and ideas he vigorously challenged during the campaign. Would Christine Quinn make a good Deputy Mayor, just like Hillary made a very good Secretary of State? Probably, but that is also highly unlikely to happen. Quinn represents a link to the Bloomberg years and de Blasio is going to distance himself from his predecessor and anybody who supported him. It’s too bad: Quinn’s a hard-working public servant and would probably do well in the right role. How about Bill Thompson or John Liu? It’s hard to imagine Thompson wanting an appointed position after he was comptroller for eight years and ran the former Board of Education. But it’s a shame to lose his wealth of experience. John Liu is ideologically similar to de Blasio, so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for him to be a deputy Mayor or an agency head. But here again it’s more likely that Liu decamps to the private sector to make money while he strategizes his next move in public life. Adolfo Carrion is a smart, pragmatic man who knows a lot about urban policy - why not make him head of the Department of Housing, Preservation and Development? He could help the next mayor a lot. But once again, hard to imagine him being asked, or if asked, that he’d take an appointed position. Sal Albanese is a very wise man who could still serve our city well but there were too many fireworks during the campaign between him and de Blasio to imagine them working together closely. And John Catsimatidis is a great New Yorker who yearns to make the city a better place; hopefully, de Blasio finds some unofficial role for the candidate who called himself “Cats,” because he has some good ideas and good experience. And finally, there’s Anthony Weiner. Hard to imagine under any circumstances that he ends up working as a second banana in city government. So, any chance for a team of rivals in city government in 2014? Doesn’t seem likely, but wouldn’t it send a great message to Washington, D.C. and the rest of the world if a 6 foot 5 inch mayor who bears some physical resemblence to Lincoln stole a page from one of our greatest president’s playbooks?

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reduced hunger levels and desire to eat at subsequent meals, particularly when almonds were consumed as a snack.â&#x20AC;? Almonds have also previously been shown to increase satiety in both normal weight and overweight people. This may be attributed to almondsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; monounsaturated fat (13 grams/ ounce), protein (6 grams/ounce) and fiber (4 grams/ounce) content. But further research is needed to better understand the underlying mechanisms. Additionally, a recent study measuring digestibility found that whole almonds contain 20 percent fewer calories than the Nutrition Facts Panel states, suggesting that because of their rigid cell structure, not all calories are available for absorption. Further research is needed to better understand how this technique for calculating calories could potentially affect the calorie count of other foods. The new study suggests snacking can be a weight-wise strategy, depending upon the foods consumed. A handful of almonds is a smart snack choice that can help support a healthy weight.

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RESTAURANT INSPECTION RATINGS

October 18-25, 2013

C-Natural

569 Columbus Avenue

Not Yet Graded (24) - Food Protection Certificate not held by supervisor of food operations. Evidence of rats or live rats present in facility’s food and/ or non-food areas. Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/ or allowing vermin to exist. Food contact surface not properly maintained.

Amsterdam Ale House

340 Amsterdam Avenue

Grade Pending (58) - Hot food item not held at or above 140º F. Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Food worker does not use proper utensil to eliminate bare hand contact with food that will not receive adequate additional heat treatment. Raw, cooked or prepared food is adulterated, contaminated, crosscontaminated, or not discarded in accordance with HACCP plan. Appropriately scaled metal stem-type thermometer or thermocouple not provided or used to evaluate temperatures of potentially hazardous foods during cooking, cooling, reheating and holding. Food contact surface not properly washed, rinsed and sanitized after each use and following any activity when contamination may have occurred. Sanitized equipment or utensil, including in-use food dispensing utensil, improperly used or stored. Food contact surface not properly maintained. Plumbing not properly installed or maintained; anti-siphonage or backflow prevention device not provided where required; equipment or floor not properly drained; sewage disposal system in disrepair or not functioning properly. Non-food contact surface improperly constructed. Unacceptable material used. Non-food contact surface or equipment improperly maintained and/or not properly sealed, raised, spaced or movable to allow accessibility for cleaning on all sides, above and underneath the unit.

Casa Pomona

507 Columbus Avenue

Grade Pending (20) - Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Food not protected from potential source of contamination during storage, preparation, transportation, display or service. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist. Canned food product observed dented and not segregated from other consumable food items. Toilet facility not maintained and provided with toilet paper, waste receptacle and self-closing door.

Matsu Japanese Cuisine

483 Columbus Avenue

A

Jacob’s Pickles

509 Amsterdam Avenue

Grade Pending (24) - Cold food item held above 41º F (smoked fish and reduced oxygen packaged foods above 38 ºF) except during necessary preparation. Filth flies or food/refuse/sewage-associated (FRSA) flies present in facility’s food and/or non-food areas. Filth flies include house flies, little house flies, blow flies, bottle flies and flesh flies. Food/refuse/sewageassociated flies include fruit flies, drain flies and Phorid flies. Personal cleanliness inadequate. Outer garment soiled with possible contaminant. Effective hair restraint not worn in an area where food is prepared. Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist.

Restaurant Grades The following listings were collected from the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s website on October 4, 2013 and include the most recent inspection and grade reports listed. We have included every restaurant listed during this time within the zip codes of our neighborhoods. Some reports list numbers with their explanations; these are the number of violation points a restaurant has received. To see more information on restaurant grades, visit www.nyc.gov/html/ doh/html/services/restaurant-inspection.shtml. UWS 10025 Edgar’s Café

650 AMSTERDAM AVENUE

A

NOCHE MEXICANA NO. 2

842 AMSTERDAM AVENUE

A

TWO BOOTS PIZZERIA

2547 BROADWAY A

Blossom Du Jour

165 Amsterdam Avenue

Grade Pending (10) - Hand washing facility not provided in or near food preparation area and toilet room. Hot and cold running water at adequate pressure to enable cleanliness of employees not provided at facility. Soap and an acceptable handdrying device not provided.

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NEIGHBORHOOD REAL ESTATE SALES

Midtown W

Reported October 18-25, 2013 Neighborhood Central Harlem

Address

Apt.

Sale Price

BR BA Listing Brokerage

728 10 Ave.

#2

$770,000

2

1

Douglas Elliman

635 W 42Nd St.

#39E

$1,600,000

2

2

Douglas Elliman

322 W 57Th St.

#31K1

$1,988,000

2

2

Douglas Elliman

325 W 45 St.

#816

$607,500

2

1

Corcoran

516 W 47 St.

#S7l

$696,000

1

1

Corcoran

301 Cathedral Park

#8U

$466,750

1

1

Douglas Elliman

393 W 49 St.

#4U

$625,000

1

1

Douglas Elliman

411-421 Manhattan

#A3

$507,000

3

2

Warburg

333 W 56 St.

#10B

$592,500

1

1

Douglas Elliman

417 Manhattan Ave.

#B4

$565,128

352 W 117 St.

#2F

$650,000

2

1

Douglas Elliman

Central Park Sou 110 Central Park So

#8C

$1,200,000

Chelsea

305 W 28Th St.

#5G

$101,693

Lincoln Square

345 W 58 St.

#2J

$545,000

1

1

Halstead Property

1

1

Warburg

405 W 57 St.

#3B

$675,000

1

1

Town Residential

353 W 56 St.

#8A

$1,150,000

1

1

Corcoran

310 W 52 St.

#36A+

$1,425,000

347 W 57 St.

#17C

$1,125,000

1

2

Kg Properties

317 W 54 St.

#5E

$331,000

0

1

Corcoran

310 W 56 St.

#Phe

$575,000

0

1

Corcoran

635 W 42Nd St.

#4C

$690,000

1

1

Keller Williams

25 Columbus Circle

#St52g

$5,850,000

345 W 58 St.

#9W

$710,000

160 W End Ave.

#29M

$450,000

350 W 42 St.

#35E

$1,165,000

2025 Broadway

#21Hjk

$2,450,000

310 W 52 St.

#15A

$1,149,000

1

1

Corcoran

61 W 62 St.

#24J

$1,525,000

2

2

Corcoran

417 Riverside Drive

#2D

$1,150,000

2

1

Fenwick Keats Real Estate

80 Central Park W

#23A

$1,599,000

1

1

Corcoran

600 W 115Th St.

#Res

$775,000

240 W End Ave.

#5D

$875,000

1

1

Douglas Elliman

535 W 110 St.

#5F

$750,000

2

1

Warburg

200 Riverside Boul

#5M

$1,600,000

2

2

Douglas Elliman

535 W 110 St.

#5G

$620,000

200 W End Ave.

#19B

$3,300,000

3

2

Douglas Elliman

535 W 110 St.

#4F

$750,000

2

1

Halstead Property

11 W 69 St.

#2A

$1,830,000

2

2

Corcoran

1264 Amsterdam Av #3C

$260,000

1

1

Douglas Elliman

29 W 64 St.

#2D

$357,500

0

1

Century 21 Milestone Re

3117 Broadway

$465,000

2

1

Halstead Property

303 W 66 St.

#3Dw

$910,000

2

1

Corcoran

600 W 115Th St.

#54

$1,385,000

2

1

Corcoran

180 W End Ave.

#11B

$400,000

504 W 111 St.

#34

$499,000

2

1

Halstead Property

400 Riverside Drive

#1F

$780,000

2

1

Douglas Elliman

101 W 87 St.

#303

$285,695

Morningside He

#3

55 Central Park W

#10A

$1,800,000

2

2

Douglas Elliman

200 Riverside Boule

#22D

$1,698,000

2

2

Douglas Elliman

100 Riverside Boule

#11F

$2,400,000

3

2

Douglas Elliman

101 W 87 St.

#305

$2,632,176

3

2

Corcoran

205 W End Ave.

#7G

$475,000

0

1

Essential New York

101 W 80 St.

#4B

$995,000

1

1

Douglas Elliman

100 Riverside Boule

#31D

$2,250,000

2

2

Corcoran

101 W 87 St.

#301

$840,056

1

1

Corcoran

10 W 66 St.

#16C

$960,000

1

1

Corcoran

101 W 87 St.

#402

$855,330

1

1

Corcoran

120 Riverside Boule

#Ph1b

$1,850,000

2

2

Douglas Elliman

172 W 79 St.

#8B

$1,175,000

1

1

Rose Associates, Inc.

272 W 107

#12C

$3,200,000

3

2

Brown Harris Stevens

114 W 81 St.

#2R

$1,035,000

2

1

Douglas Elliman

418 Central Park W

#31

$854,411

1

1

James Development

321 W 78 St.

#2B

$1,225,000

2

2

Brown Harris Stevens

455 Central Park W

#18C

$4,800,000

4

4

Brown Harris Stevens

225 W 83 St.

#16H

$975,000

220 Manhattan Ave.

#2J

$369,983

101 W 87 St.

#204

$834,965

1

1

Corcoran

418 Central Park W

#105

$1,160,000

180 W 93 St.

#4B

$960,000

2

2

Corcoran

44 W 106 St.

#5

$2,525,000

41 W 72 St.

#9B

$736,722

1

1

Manhattan Residential

220 Manhattan Ave.

#4K

$625,000

90 Riverside Drive

#Phb

$6,795,000

4

3

Douglas Elliman

162 W 56 St.

#604

$680,000

1

1

Douglas Elliman

595 W End Ave.

#1D

$739,249

1

1

Halstead Property

200 W 54 St.

#8L

$725,000

2

1

Orsid Realty Corp.

180 W 93 St.

#1H

$367,500

0

1

Brown Harris Stevens

106 Central Park So

#25D

$4,495,000

2

2

Corcoran

608 Cathedral Par

#7C

$1,883,762

2

2

Corcoran

1600 Broadway

#9B

$1,215,000

56 W 82 St.

#4

$425,000

0

1

Corcoran

100 W 57 St.

#10G

$650,000

1

1

Pergolotti Realty

257 Central Park W

#6G

$475,000

1

2

Corcoran

162 W 56 St.

#802

$650,000

1

1

Keller Williams

285 Riverside Drive

#6E

$592,000

1

1

Halstead Property

1600 Broadway

#11D

$975,000

104 W 87 St.

#4F

$445,000

1

1

Halstead Property

100 W 57 St.

#3R

$605,000

1

1

Town Residential

336 Central Park W

#9E/10

$7,500,000

5

4

Stribling

159 W 53 St.

#23H

$999,990

2

1

Harmonycity Corp.

800 W End Ave.

#11B

$1,635,000

2

3

Douglas Elliman

Midtown South

100 W 39 St.

#38G

$765,000

0

1

Platinvm Property Group

290 W End Ave.

#3B

$1,071,000

2

1

Corcoran

Midtown W

347 W 57 St.

#43A

$1,550,000

1

2

Corcoran

225 Central Park W

#514

$327,000

0

1

Akam Sales And Brokera

350 W 50 St.

#4M

$560,000

0

1

Corcoran

516 W 47 St.

#N2j

$430,000

0

1

Venture Equity Partners

350 W 50 St.

#29F

$10

350 W 53 St.

#3F

$515,000

0

1

Corcoran

430 W 34 St.

#9A

$401,000

1

1

Corcoran

Manhattan Vall

Midtown

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A Front Row Seat to the Ballet New York City Ballet’s Chase Finlay on The Nutcracker, fantasy football, and his company’s new online series By Angela Barbuti The largest ballet company in the country is getting personal. Although the New York City Ballet captivates its audience night after night, not much is known about the dancers’ individual journeys. This is where the new AOL On Original series city.ballet comes in. A camera crew spent this year’s rehearsal season capturing the dancers’ daily lives and conducting one-on-one interviews to get their first-hand perspectives. Principal dancer Chase Finlay finds the series, which premiers on November 4th, to be an honest portrayal. “They’re really showing the dedication and the amount of work it takes to do what we do,” he said. While the 23-year-old’s typical day consists of 12 hours of ballet, he stills find time to play the drums, model, and cheer on the Giants. It’s personalized information like this that the series will convey in the hopes of bridging the gap that exists between the stage and the audience. Finlay agrees, “It will get the audience to start relating to us and seeing us as people on stage, creating that much more of a bond.”

You are currently recovering from breaking your foot on stage! It was in the middle of Swan Lake in the third act. I was out there; it was the opening section. I did a jump and just landed wrong, on the side of my foot. I pretty much knew from the moment it happened that it was bad. I thought it was a sprain, but the ballet masters were already backstage because they heard it from the audience. It was pretty nasty.

Will you be able to dance in the The Nutcracker this year? Umm, I’m keeping my fingers crossed ‘til

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the end, but if it’s not ready, I’m not gonna push it.

You’ve said that you knew you wanted to become a dancer after seeing that show. I went to The Nutcracker because my sister was in it. It was the second act when the male dancer in the Chinese role comes out of the box and starts doing all these crazy jumps. I was playing sports at the time and saw the athleticism of it. I barely remember it, but my mom said I told her, “I have to do this.”

I read that you quit your first ballet class because it was all girls. I started in a pre-ballet class, the only guy in there. All they were doing was skipping around, throwing flowers. I was like, “What the hell did I get myself into?” [Laughs] It was just a few months later when the teacher grabbed me and put me in the boys’ class.

What challenges do you face being a male ballet dancer? It’s pretty standard for every young, male dancer to get teased at school. That doesn’t happen to me anymore, especially living in the area that I live in, ballet is becoming more and more common. Now, it’s almost that people congratulate you for being a ballet dancer, which is kind of cool.

Why did you choose New York City Ballet over American Ballet Theatre? I was actually auditioning for the School of American Ballet and American Ballet Theatre at the same time. I got into both, but my decision was based on my watching the two companies with a professional, as opposed to a kid’s, point of view. I just started to see that New York City Ballet Corps dancers get so much experience on stage right off the bat. Whereas with the story ballets, sometimes when you first start off with them, there’s a tendency to be in a costume in the back, waltzing. You train for 12 years to waltz in a big costume? [Laughs]

Being from Fairfield, Connecticut, you must have been commuting a

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lot into the city as a kid. I trained at Ballet Academy East on the Upper East Side. I commuted from Connecticut to New York every day until I was old enough to take the train, or have friends in the city I could stay with. For the most part, all of those years it was my mom schlepping me back and forth every day.

Do you think the city.ballet series accurately depicts a professional dancer’s life? There was the Black Swan and other ballet series that are just all oriented on the gossip aspect of it. This series shows the heart and soul that you have to put into it, and focuses on getting to know us as people as opposed to the drama that’s involved in how people get parts. Most of that is left out in this series.

In a preview clip, they ask dancers where they’re from and what kind of music they listen to. As an audience member, you see dancers on stage, but don’t know who we are. This is a cool way to get to the backstage aspect of it all.

How was it taped? Did a crew come to your rehearsals? Yeah, in the period before our season started, they were at almost all of my rehearsals. They were in class every morning. Every time we had a second, they grabbed us and pulled us aside to touch up on what they just filmed.

Sarah Jessica Parker narrates the docudrama. Did you have much interaction with her? I’ve had interviews with her specifically; she’s a really nice lady. Yeah, she was around a few times. She wasn’t around as extensively as the camera people obviously, but yes, she was definitely a part of it.

What is the atmosphere like backstage before a show? It’s fairly hectic before a show, but it’s that five minutes before the curtain goes up, when everybody is in their zone and comes together on stage right before the curtain comes up, that is a really cool experience. I hope that film crew got some of that footage, because that, to me, is almost like a spiritual kind of moment for a dancer.

Since you spend most of your time at the theater, what are your favorite restaurants in the vicinity of Lincoln Center?

Every month, me and a few buddies go down to the Old Homestead and get steaks. That’s our guys’-night-out kind of place. For great food, I love going down to Barbuto, on 12th Street.

I heard you’re a Giants fan. Where do you watch their games? There’s a sports bar on 56th and 9th called Lincoln Park. I, embarrassing enough, play fantasy football, [Laughs] so I usually just try to find a place that shows every game if possible so I can keep tabs on all the players.

You’ve also modeled for Abercrombie and Fitch and French Vogue. When do you find the time to fit that into your schedule? [Laughs] The photo shoot I did for Vogue and Abercrombie was literally 24 hours in South Beach, Miami. On my day off, they flew me there. I finished a show on Sunday, and they flew me out that night. I did a photo shoot all day, and then they flew me back at midnight so I could get back to class the next morning.

What are your future plans? I hope to dance as long as my body lets me. A male dancer’s career goes until hopefully about 40. People always ask me this question, and it’s good to think about, but right now I’m just so swamped and focused with my career as it is now. But, later in life, I would love to start my own company and run that. I think there’s nothing cooler than breeding all of your own dancers, putting them to ballets you think they’d be good at, and then watching that product. To learn more about the series, visit www. cityballet.com

The Smith opened up in Lincoln Center. Obviously, [Café] Fiorello’s, Rosa Mexicano.

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