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MidtownGuy
May 13th, 2006, 02:56 PM
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MidtownGuy
May 13th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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Schadenfrau
May 13th, 2006, 03:33 PM
Very nice.

BrooklynRider
May 13th, 2006, 04:31 PM
I'm heading to dinner. Quick note for folks.

Local tv stations CBS-2, NBC-4, and ABC-7 all covered the event. Watch for coverage on the dinner time local news broadcast. Not sure of the times. I think CBS is at 6:00PM.

Forgive me for any gaffs. Thanks to everyone. I'm on the run - not even home yet.

It was a GREAT day for WiredNewYork and a great day of honor for JB.

Comelade
May 13th, 2006, 05:47 PM
nice and thank for the photos

Fabrizio
May 13th, 2006, 08:00 PM
I just canīt believe this whole thing....itīs really moving....Iīm all emotional over here ...a million miles away. Good going guys ....a big kiss and hug.

lofter1
May 13th, 2006, 08:15 PM
The plants (names / photos ) that we planted for JB HERE (http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showpost.php?p=98388&postcount=233)

Derek2k3
May 13th, 2006, 08:38 PM
Beautiful job guys. I'm just sorry I couldn't be a part of it.

kz1000ps
May 13th, 2006, 09:47 PM
That looks a tad familiar ;).. Glad to see my face didn't make it into any of those.

MidtownGuy
May 13th, 2006, 10:11 PM
yeah, but your backside shows up 3 times:)

kz1000ps
May 13th, 2006, 10:47 PM
Yeah mang, and way too prominently. Youz tryin' to say somethin??

Good thing my backside is so lovely..

MidtownGuy
May 13th, 2006, 11:53 PM
alrighty, here's one with the grill showin'...

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Merry
May 13th, 2006, 11:55 PM
I just canīt believe this whole thing....itīs really moving....Iīm all emotional over here ...a million miles away. Good going guys ....a big kiss and hug.
I can relate to that, Fab.

Great photos, thanks, MidtownGuy. The banners look really good and the plants that were chosen are beautiful, especially JB's tree. Thanks for posting details of the plants, Lofter1.

Hopefully some more photos can be taken when JB's tree is in bloom and the other plants have become more established. A regular photographic journal of Maggie's Garden to keep us all in touch maybe?

What's happening with plaque?

Looks like it was a great success and that Perfect Day. JB will be happy.

lofter1
May 14th, 2006, 12:17 AM
The final plaque is still "in production" so we had a plastic replica for the "dedication" of JB's tree.

It read:



JB (TLOZ Link5) Hehman 5.28.1985 - 4.4.2006



NYC: Be to its virtues very kind


but be to its faults a little blind



The Friends of www.wirednewyork.com (http://www.wirednewyork.com)





I gave the replica to a friend of JB for safekeeping.

BrooklynRider
May 14th, 2006, 12:23 AM
I'm not sure if we got a "before" picture. I think Brian Sahd at NYRP might have. He took alot of photos. It was a lot of work and there are plantings along the back fence that aren't visible in the pictures as well those that were done in that large median. We also did major pruning, weeding and edging.

We got to chat with Maggie. She moved here from the Carolina's as a little girl. Moved in to the building across the street and has lived there for 56 years. She began the garden in 1974. She was a doll to work with and invites everyone from today and anyone else interested in visiting her garden to come on down. (Maybe a WNY BBQ one summer day?)

William Bey-Curtis of NYRP led the project and had two assistants with him. They knew their stuff and were friendly and really easy to work with. A number of JB's friends from childhood and NYU joined us and many people from the neighborhood stopped in and thanked us. They got a kick out of the celebrity name tags.

NYRP proved coffee, donuts and water for us as well as gardening gloves.

WABC-TV (channel 7), WNBC-TV (Channel 4) and WCBS-TV (Channel 2) all showed up conducted interviews and filmed the banners and te group working. WNYC-TV (Channel 5) apparently wanted to come, but they called me at home at 9:45AM and I was already in the garden and not checking calls.

My sister has TIVO and informed me that the project aired on Channel 2 and Channel 4 (She is limited to only two stations in a time period to tape and those were her two.) My nerves about the interviews were allieved when she left me a message saying they had film of the group executing the garden work with a voice over, but no interviews. We asked that they focus on JB and it seems they did.

Brian Sahd took lots of pictures, but I am particularly anxious to get the two group shots at the end of the project. It's a nice cap to the the work we all did.

It was a real pleasure to meet so many people and any jitters that might have been there about meeting other forum members quickly dropped. Everyone was friendly, interesting, interested in others and the day ended with us all engaging in passionate conversations about NYC and all the WNY stuff we generally hit on. It was Gulcrapek's birthday - so he got to enjoy it by laboring in the hot weather - happy birthday. Oh, LondonLawyer joined us and verified that this project contained no 'crap." kznyc2k it was a pleasure to host you and it was great to have you join us from Boston.

I had a great conversation toward the end with Matt Damon, Dallas and Eric Estrada - but never figured out who Eric Estrada was. If you want to reveal - send me a PM. I am curious.

NYRP is keeping the JB Hehman Fund open for donations and active - as we received more donations at the garden and online today. We've invited them to post any upcoming events or volunteer needed in the WNY events section. It was truly a pleasure dealing with them.

We can all be proud of our response to this tragedy. Bravo!

nyinvestordude
May 14th, 2006, 12:44 AM
I'm not sure if we got a "before" picture. I think Brian Sahd at NYRP might have. He took alot of photos. It was a lot of work and there are plantings along the back fence that aren't visible in the pictures as well those that were done in that large median. We also did major pruning, weeding and edging.

We got to chat with Maggie. She moved here from the Carolina's as a little girl. Moved in to the building across the street and has lived there for 56 years. She began the garden in 1974. She was a doll to work with and invites everyone from today and anyone else interested in visiting her garden to come on down. (Maybe a WNY BBQ one summer day?)

William Bey-Curtis of NYRP led the project and had two assistants with him. They knew their stuff and were friendly and really easy to work with. A number of JB's friends from childhood and NYU joined us and many people from the neighborhood stopped in and thanked us. They got a kick out of the celebrity name tags.

NYRP proved coffee, donuts and water for us as well as gardening gloves.

WABC-TV (channel 7), WNBC-TV (Channel 4) and WCBS-TV (Channel 2) all showed up conducted interviews and filmed the banners and te group working. WNYC-TV (Channel 5) apparently wanted to come, but they called me at home at 9:45AM and I was already in the garden and not checking calls.

My sister has TIVO and informed me that the project aired on Channel 2 and Channel 4 (She is limited to only two stations in a time period to tape and those were her two.) My nerves about the interviews were allieved when she left me a message saying they had film of the group executing the garden work with a voice over, but no interviews. We asked that they focus on JB and it seems they did.

Brian Sahd took lots of pictures, but I am particularly anxious to get the two group shots at the end of the project. It's a nice cap to the the work we all did.

It was a real pleasure to meet so many people and any jitters that might have been there about meeting other forum members quickly dropped. Everyone was friendly, interesting, interested in others and the day ended with us all engaging in passionate conversations about NYC and all the WNY stuff we generally hit on. It was Gulcrapek's birthday - so he got to enjoy it by laboring in the hot weather - happy birthday. Oh, LondonLawyer joined us and verified that this project contained no 'crap." kznyc2k it was a pleasure to host you and it was great to have you join us from Boston.

I had a great conversation toward the end with Matt Damon, Dallas and Eric Estrada - but never figured out who Eric Estrada was. If you want to reveal - send me a PM. I am curious.

NYRP is keeping the JB Hehman Fund open for donations and active - as we received more donations at the garden and online today. We've invited them to post any upcoming events or volunteer needed in the WNY events section. It was truly a pleasure dealing with them.

We can all be proud of our response to this tragedy. Bravo!

I had a ball..Maggie..brad..everyone...the 1 train bypassed all the stations up to 145..we brooklyn folks know how important that was..maggie is the BOMB..guess what folks? guess where i should have been i think i should have been sat morn...dudes and dudettes..thanx for makin my day and weekend..Denzel thanx you...

Merry
May 14th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Thanks for the commentary, Rob (no more silly comments about eloquence, OK?!).

Great news about the fund and more donations.

Does the NYRP plan to cover the event on their own website?

All that positivity has touched me down here and it feels good. Wonderful job, folks.

londonlawyer
May 14th, 2006, 01:49 AM
...Oh, LondonLawyer joined us and verified that this project contained no 'crap...."

This project was amazing. Indeed, it was the very antithesis of "crap"! It was nice to meet you guys and especially in connection with such a great cause!

Fabrizio
May 14th, 2006, 05:45 AM
"LondonLawyer joined us and verified that this project contained no 'crap." "

LOL.

ablarc
May 14th, 2006, 07:48 AM
Great job, guys; everyone has reason to be proud.

lofter1
May 14th, 2006, 10:16 AM
On Friday night, leading into the planting day, it seemed appropriate to find some of JB's posts that we might want to hear read after his tree was planted.

As you all know (due to the hard work done by the "JB postings" search crew) there were many of JB's posts that displayed his wit, intelligence, sensitivity and showed insight into who JB was.

The following two posts by JB were read as we gathered around his tree:



May 12th, 2003, 04:34 PM
I've had dreams where I was at Windows on the World. *Or at least I thought it was. *I keep having these dreams where I'm in a place that looks nothing like the real thing, yet somehow in my mind it registers that I'm there.


Then there are dreams where I keep getting my teeth knocked out from walking into a doorjamb or something. *Or that I'm on a class field trip to North Korea. *A whole series of dreams about my ex-girlfriend stalking me. *And then there was that crazy dream where I watched Donald Rumsfeld beat the living bejeezus out of Beshar al-Assad, the President of Syria...



February 4th, 2006, 11:17 PM


§ On Betty Friedan’s passing ..
A fond farewell to a role model of our times, who left just as we could use many more like her.


"Remember me...but ah, forget my fate." [Purcell, Dido and Aeneas]

JMGarcia
May 14th, 2006, 10:54 AM
I'm sorry I couldn't make it this weekend. It looks like it went really well.

But I must ask the question, who's who in these pics?

lofter1
May 14th, 2006, 11:33 AM
Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, Pogo, Katharine Hepburn were all there ...

anonymity somewhat ruled the day ;)

MidtownGuy
May 14th, 2006, 11:51 AM
Even Noam Chomsky showed up!

ManhattanKnight
May 14th, 2006, 01:27 PM
Local tv stations CBS-2, NBC-4, and ABC-7 all covered the event. Watch for coverage on the dinner time local news broadcast. Not sure of the times. I think CBS is at 6:00PM.


A last-minute glitch prevented me from joining the planters yesterday. I did record the early and late evening newscasts on all three of those channels and have now seen the brief pieces that ran on Chs. 2 and 4 (I fast-forwarded through the Ch. 7 recordings and didn't spot anything). If anyone would like copies (on DVD) please let me know. Congrats to all!

Libby
May 14th, 2006, 04:38 PM
It has been wonderful seeing all the pictures. I hope there will be more. We got together today as a family (JB's Dallas cousins) and looked at all the hard work and dedication everyone exhibited on Saturday in honor of JB. It was very moving and emotional. What a great project!
Brooklynrider, Rob, and or Brad Pitt (all three in one...maybe not the trinity but..), It seems like you were the one that got this ball rolling... you had the conviction to make this project become real. We thank you for that. We also thank all the others that followed your lead and helped so much. I know this took much effort for many people.
I recognized some of JB's friends in the photos. I wish I knew the others that I have been talking to for these past weeks. I know it is anonymous so I'll just continue to guess who I think each one is... :-)

WiredNewYork is a great community. I feel priviledged to have been a part through JB. I will probably continue to lurk (with maybe an occasional hello). I feel like JB has introduced me to some really fine people!

Thanks, Libby http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon7.gif

lofter1
May 14th, 2006, 06:37 PM
I did record the early and late evening newscasts on all three of those channels and have now seen the brief pieces that ran on Chs. 2 and 4 ...
Is there any way to post those vids here?

ManhattanKnight
May 14th, 2006, 06:47 PM
Is there any way to post those vids here?

There probably is, but I lack the technical knowledge (and perhaps the equipment) to do that. The vids are stored on a DVR. I'd be glad to work with anyone else who knows how to do this.

BrooklynRider
May 14th, 2006, 08:06 PM
Hi-

Contact NYInvestorDude. I believe he can help us with the technology. I saw the two clips. While we can appreciate the coverage from both, CBS presented it as a "somber day in Harlem," which it was not. It was energetic, ethusiastic and rather uplifting.

Unfortunately, there was a major car crash that day on the FDR Drive. Bad news trumps good news every time on these broadcasts.

Also, I do feel the need to point out that Lofter1 was a key leader of this project as well from first meeting to planting day.

lofter1
May 14th, 2006, 08:31 PM
Thanks, BR -- but you did the HEAVY lifting ...

krulltime
May 14th, 2006, 11:35 PM
It was a wonderful day and I am glad I was there. It was really nice meeting some of you.

I thank everyone again for making this event and memorial happened. It is something wonderful that I will always feel proud of for the rest of my life. :)

Thanks for the photos MidtownGuy!

nyinvestordude
May 14th, 2006, 11:39 PM
Hi-

Contact NYInvestorDude. I believe he can help us with the technology. I saw the two clips. While we can appreciate the coverage from both, CBS presented it as a "somber day in Harlem," which it was not. It was energetic, ethusiastic and rather uplifting.

Unfortunately, there was a major car crash that day on the FDR Drive. Bad news trumps good news every time on these broadcasts.

Also, I do feel the need to point out that Lofter1 was a key leader of this project as well from first meeting to planting day.

If someone has a dvd of this, once I receive it I can post the video on the web for all to see. Contact me in pm for address to mail it.

Gulcrapek
May 15th, 2006, 02:13 AM
That one of me with the plant and pot - I could not get it out. All of that species of plant... my enemies. I had maybe "Pogo" smack them out for me.
Glasses must go. Last day of classes will be contacts and from then on.

lofter1
May 15th, 2006, 09:14 AM
If someone has a dvd of this, once I receive it I can post the video on the web for all to see. Contact me in pm for address to mail it.
Thanks for that ^^

lofter1
May 15th, 2006, 09:16 AM
All of that species of plant... my enemies.
Your nemesis ... ;)

Root bound and aching to be released (now the guardians surrounding JB's tree ... much like the flying monkeys in "The Wizard of Oz"?)

Daylilies: 'Strawberry Candy' (http://www.papagenos.com/plantdb/bareroots.asp?catid=85) (Hemerocallis)

http://www.papagenos.com/picts/Daylily%20images%20for%20PPG%20site/Hemero.StrawberryCandy.sm.jpg

ryan
May 15th, 2006, 01:17 PM
any thoughts of making this a regular event? I'm sure the garden needs regular maintenance...

BrooklynRider
May 15th, 2006, 02:54 PM
I kept all the project banners.

I'd do it again.

nyinvestordude
May 15th, 2006, 08:17 PM
any thoughts of making this a regular event? I'm sure the garden needs regular maintenance...

i talked to nyrp dude and they want to do it again; sort of another maintenance thingy and a down home bbq..I can almost taste maggies greens and tata' salad..

BrooklynRider
May 16th, 2006, 03:25 PM
These are pictures from the dedication. Can you figure out who is who? Brad Pitt, Erik Estrada, Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, Noam Chomsky, Pogo, Katherine Hepburn, Leonardo Da Vinci, Judy Garland - are all there.

BrooklynRider
May 16th, 2006, 03:26 PM
If anyone knows how to insert these, the originals are much better. I could email them to someone if you PM me.

BrooklynRider
May 16th, 2006, 03:35 PM
It was a great day. I hope we got pics of everyone who was there.

MidtownGuy
May 16th, 2006, 11:35 PM
BrooklynRider emailed me the pics and I'm inserting them at a bigger size
for your eyeball pleasure....

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Zerlina
May 17th, 2006, 01:52 PM
I knew this site just looking for beutiful NY pics.
I admit that I love photos but I'm not a very good photographer yet.
After that I love NY I decided to join this forum.
I didn't imagine you're just like a big family!
Looking at these pics I feel so small in front of this great project, also because, living here, I couldn't do anything.
Great job! I'm proud to have joined this forum.
Great job!

MidtownGuy
May 17th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Well, I'll speak for myself and say I'm very pleased that you've joined us.

BrooklynRider
May 17th, 2006, 02:57 PM
Thanks manhattanknight and nyinvestordude!


I debated on putting this in the photos from our planting thread but I guess we wanted as many people to see the coverage as possible. Thanks go to Manhattanknight for sending me the dvd copy of the news coverage. To view the coverage by CBS and NBC click on the links below. Please note that if you have dialup or some other slow speed, this won't work or if it does, it will work very, very, slowly. Just click on the link and it should start in your windows media player utility on your computer. If anyone needs copies, dont fret, if you play it on your computer it will already be downloaded onto your PC. Enjoy and thanks MK and everyone else who I met and visited with and those who I didnt get a chance to speak with but who simply were there Saturday.

Dallas:)

http://nyc422.com/cbs.wmv

http://nyc422.com/nbc.wmv

londonlawyer
May 18th, 2006, 10:31 PM
By the way, who is the older guy who was wearing the Fordham cap?

Zerlina
May 19th, 2006, 09:01 AM
Well, I'll speak for myself and say I'm very pleased that you've joined us.

Well... I'm still a "young member" here... but I'll "grow up"!:D
MidTownGuy! That's very kind of you!!!:)

kz1000ps
May 19th, 2006, 03:26 PM
By the way, who is the older guy who was wearing the Fordham cap?

LL, he was a friend of the middle-aged woman wearing a dark blue sweatshirt and jeans. And in turn she was one of JB's professors.

Ninjahedge
May 19th, 2006, 04:39 PM
I feel like a doofus.

I got 1/2 of the way to the office (walking through NYC) before I realized I still had my nametag on... :P

kz1000ps
May 19th, 2006, 05:03 PM
Me too. I forget exactly when I realized, but I know it was at least for the subway ride over to Krulltime's pad..

nyinvestordude
May 20th, 2006, 12:06 AM
I feel like a doofus.

I got 1/2 of the way to the office (walking through NYC) before I realized I still had my nametag on... :P

nope..nope..i call it a badge of honor..

MidtownGuy
May 20th, 2006, 01:08 AM
So, kz I guess you got to look out at krulltime's magnificent view?

kz1000ps
May 20th, 2006, 01:20 AM
Yes I did. Absolutely incredible! It was surreal to see that perspective of the Hudson spreading out in all directions in person. Krull also showed me the building's fitness room, locker room, pool and courtyard. Amazing to see in person exactly the quality that Trump supplies to those who fork over that kind of mooolah....

...and I saw a quite a few fine looking honeys (of course with their dogs) too! Without a doubt the best part, lol.

ablarc
May 21st, 2006, 01:46 PM
LL, he was a friend of the middle-aged woman wearing a dark blue sweatshirt and jeans. And in turn she was one of JB's professors.
Rats, I thought it was Zip!

Amiable looking guy.

MidtownGuy
May 22nd, 2006, 01:21 PM
ablarc, I know this is probably wrong, :) , but in my mind I imagine you to resemble a somewhat more handsome Gore Vidal.

ablarc
May 22nd, 2006, 06:50 PM
More likely Gore Vidal's a somewhat more handsome ablarc.

LeCom
May 26th, 2006, 09:08 PM
Great job guys. Touching and inspiring photos.

BrooklynRider
June 1st, 2006, 12:13 PM
I hope he won't mind, but I think this kind note deserved to be shared with all who supported this project financially, with labor, with good vibes and with prayer...

rob...my daughter and i visited maggie's garden on sunday the 28th, jb's
birthday. we couldn't get inside the park because we came at the wrong time,
but we were able to see a nice peaceful spot. we are very pleased with the
outcome and we deeply appreciate all your effort on this project.


thanks again. tom

Merry
June 2nd, 2006, 07:55 AM
I hope he won't mind, but I think this kind note deserved to be shared with all who supported this project financially, with labor, with good vibes and with prayer...

rob...my daughter and i visited maggie's garden on sunday the 28th, jb's
birthday. we couldn't get inside the park because we came at the wrong time,
but we were able to see a nice peaceful spot. we are very pleased with the
outcome and we deeply appreciate all your effort on this project.


thanks again. tom

Thank you, Rob, for sharing this precious and moving message, which brought tears to my eyes.

It can't have been easy to take such a journey, but it reinforces this community's resolve to make a difference and, I truly hope, Tom, that it brought peace and serenity to you and your daughter.

JB's radiance will forever shine on us all.