Carol Motsinger Cincinnati Enquirer Published 12:41 p.m. UTC Jun 15, 2018 "New York is the greatest f------ city in the world." That's the opening line of "Gotti," declared by star John Travolta. He says it directly to the camera, after the opening shots of the new film sweep over the Big Apple skyline and streets. But the movie we are about to watch Thursday night? That was not actually filmed in New York City. "Gotti," a biopic on the rise and fall of the New York mobster, was filmed in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky in summer 2016. More: The first reviews of the Cincinnati-shot 'Gotti' are in. And they're bad. More: Producers: No, Cincinnati-shot 'John Gotti' was not cut by Lionsgate The movie opens Friday, and it's showing locally at the AMC Newport on the Levee, Showcase Cinemas Springdale and Esquire Theatre. We headed to the first local showing Thursday night. This is what we saw. Some Queen City cameos Back in 2016, we learned that the some … [Read more...] about ‘Gotti’ is about a New York City icon, but we spotted Cincinnati throughout the new movie
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- "First Samurai in New York," filmed entirely at Historic Richmond Town by local talent, premieres at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the New York Shorts International Film Festival in Manhattan. The film is written, produced and directed by Eltingville native Justin Ambrosino ("The 8th Samurai"), in association with S.I.-based producers Mike Leavy and Steve Della Salla of Fuzz on the Lens Productions. Partially based on historical facts, "First Samurai in New York" tells the tale of Japanese immigrants who came to Manhattan post-gangs of New York era. Set in the late 1800s, the plot focuses on Chiyo Naito (played by Maho Honda, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing," "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), a Japanese woman, trained as a samurai by her late father, who immigrated to New York in search of a better life. Instead, she finds racism, violence and corruption. Over the course of her first night, Chiyo comes face to face with local Irish gangsters out … [Read more...] about ‘First Samurai in New York,’ filmed on Staten Island, premieres at film fest
Supported by N.Y. / Region New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE APRIL 13, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good morning on this finally warm Friday.The sun’s out, and so is the Big Umbrella Festival. The festival, which began on Tuesday at Lincoln Center, offers several weeks of theater programming for children on the autism spectrum during Autism Awareness Month.“The idea that a family or a young person would not have access to high-quality art because they’re on the spectrum — for us that would be a heartbreaking thing,” said Russell Granet, acting president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.“The idea of ‘great art for all’ — we take that seriously in how we talk about ‘all.’”The name of the festival represents a sense of inclusion. One of its main attractions is “Up … [Read more...] about New York Today: The Big Umbrella Festival
Supported by N.Y. / Region New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE APRIL 11, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Good morning on this bright Wednesday.Snow last week. 30s and drizzly yesterday. 50s and somewhat cloudy today. 70s and splendid by week’s end.New York weather can be baffling this time of year, but if you listen to your body, it may be able to tell you what’s in store.“Your body can, in some ways, predict an upcoming change in the weather because of barometric pressure,” or the weight of the atmosphere, said Dr. Jaspal Singh, co-director of the Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care on the Upper East Side.The knowledge is in your joints.Meteorologists look at changes in atmospheric pressure to forecast weather patterns. Our joints, Dr. Singh explained, respond to those changes, too. Advertisement … [Read more...] about New York Today: Can Your Body Predict the Weather?
While the weather may get a little temperamental, don’t let that keep you from all the amazing things to do in New York City in April. Take your sports back outdoors Whether it’s tennis on the clay courts of Prospect Park, jogging alongside the blooming trees around Central Park’s reservoir or hiking in Queens’ Forest Park, warmer weather means it’s time to take your recreation back outdoors. The city’s parks have tons of free events and classes for all skill levels. nycgovparks.org Stomp and holler at the Brooklyn Folk Festival Immerse yourself in Americana, from bluegrass to jug bands, banjo and string bands, as well as the folk music of the world at the Brooklyn Folk Festival. More than three dozen acts will perform during the three-day festival at St. Ann’s Church, plus screenings, dancing and the first-ever fiddle contest (no soul wagering, please). April 6-8, $25 and up, brooklynfolkfest.com A post shared by … [Read more...] about The Best Things to Do in New York City in April