Saturday, January 23, 2010


--> I. Sorrow, then celebration.
We began with a statement of support for our neighbor Egyptienne Alexandre, whose friends and family in her native Haiti have not been heard from since the devastating earthquake there.  (Announced: Sen. Bill Perkins held a Town Hall meeting on January 21st on the situation and how to help.)

From sorrow, we moved on to celebrate the ongoing life of tenant Sol Frieder, the oldest working actor in the United States.   He recently co-starred with Sam Waterston in Athol Fugard’s play, “Have you seen us” at the Longwharf Theater in New Haven, and has worked with Woody Allen as well.  He was particularly praised by former tenant association president Ruth Ellin, a stalwartof the  Yiddish theatre - the  “Folksbiene” - and the Hebrew Actors Union.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wed., Jan. 20th - our next General Tenants Meeting

At the next General Tenants Meeting, come discuss
  • the appliance surcharge case (new developments)
  • heat (or lack thereof)
  • Albany and saving rent regulation (Espada is Senate Housing Chair - again!)
  • building finances
  • neighborhood activities, including the Community Board
and hold elections for two openings on the Executive Committee.

Bring a chair and a neighbor! 

Sunday, January 3, 2010

An Actor in our Midst - Sol Frieder

There are several wonderful actors who live in this building, and among them is Sol Frieder, who recently completed a run at New Haven's Long Wharf Theater, in South African playwright Athol Fugard's latest.  Below is a review with some terrific photos.  You may recognize Sam Waterston (most known as Jack McCoy in "Law and Order") on the left in the photo below and Sol Frieder all the way on the right. Sol is now the oldest actor in the U.S. regularly on stage with an "Equity" performance.


Regional Reviews by Fred Sokol
Have You Seen Us?
Long Wharf Theatre

Arresting and intimate, this world premiere is the first of the esteemed playwright's works to be situated in the United States. Sit, if you are able, close to the stage which affords proximity to the action on three sides. Should you be familiar with Fugard's texture and purpose, Have You Seen Us? will remind you that he mixes emotion with impact as few others can or could.
Athol Fugard, the South African writer, returns to Long Wharf Theatre with his most moving effort in years—a piercing, poignant drama, Have You Seen Us?, which continues in New Haven through December 20th.