Monthly Archives: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Bette’s Favorite Cook, Marcella Hazan Dies At Age 89

The Gothamist
Marcella Hazan, Beloved Italian Cookbook Author, Dies At 89
Sept 30, 2013

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The food world lost one of its most enduring figureheads over the weekend when legendary cookbook author Marcella Hazan passed away at age 89 at her home in Florida. A mentor to both luminaries in the professional culinary world as well as home cooks across the nation, Hazan brought simple, unaffected Italian food to the US through a series of six cookbooks, beginning with her seminal The Classic Italian Cook Book, published in 1973. She championed salt, scolded the overuse of garlic and famously made her tomato sauce with just tomatoes, onion and butter. Read More

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Betteback February 27, 1983: David Keith On Working With Bette In “The Rose”

Syracuse Herald American
February 27, 1983


He did his first film, “The Rose,” with Bette Midler, and, unlike some others who have worked with the lady, speaks well of her.

“When I was a sophomore in college, I slept overnight in an alley just to get tickets to one of her concerts, so when I was given a role in her film, I thought it was super,” he said.

“It was wonderful working with her. She did get mad, but every time she did, she was dead right. She said the plane was wrong, and it was. Read More

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Transformed Space

Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Transformed Space
Sept. 27, 2013

Gil Hodges Community Garden Opening_CREDIT Mia McDonald (2)

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently completed the renovation of its Gil Hodges Community Garden in Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, thanks to support from Jo Malone London and a New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green Infrastructure Grant.

The transformation turns the space into the first NYRP community garden with high-performance storm water infrastructure. The 3,140-square-foot garden is located at the flood-prone intersection of Carroll Street and Denton Place, an area regularly impacted by storm water runoff and industrial pollutants. NYRP resolved to address the immediate hydrological needs of the neighborhood by retrofitting the garden with permeable pavers, flood-tolerant plants and a rain garden. NYRP also installed a DEP-designed bioswale in the sidewalk adjacent to the garden that manages stormwater runoff from Denton Place and the sidewalk. In total, these components will manage 150,000 gallons of stormwater annually, thereby easing pressure on the City’s sewer system and reducing overflows into the Gowanus Canal. Read More

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BetteBack February 20, 1983: Bette On Nudity In Movies

Elyria Chronicle Telegram
February 20, 1983


BETTE MIDLER, in Rolling Stone, on whether she’d ever do a nude scene in a film: “I’ll never do a nude scene in pictures, never, ever. They couldn’t pay me enough. Because I don’t want people judging my parts. I would never give the public a chance to judge me in that personal fashion, to say, ‘Well, I wouldn’t exactly throw my wife out of bed over her.’ Let them judge my face, not my parts.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

BetteBack February 6, 1983: Reformed Alkie?

Santa Ana Orange County Register
February 6, 1983


Q. Is it true that Bette Midler is one of Hollywood‘s famous reformed alkies?

A. “No,” says the Divine Miss M., who no longer drinks alcoholic beverages. “I just didn’t have a tolerance for it.
I’m an extremely cheap drunk and a vocal one. 1 didn’t get enough out of it. It was too high a price to pay … My body couldn’t take it anymore, couldn’t take the hangovers. When 1 get a hangover, that pit opens up and 1 might as well just kill myself right then and there. There’s no reason to go on. I’m utterly worthless — that’s how it affects me … In the early days, I used to smoke dope and drink stingers before I worked.” Read More

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bette Midler Opens The Gil Hodges Community Garden


Bette Midler opening the fabulous new Gil Hodges Community Garden in the Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood, thanks to support…

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