Inwoodite Yianni stamas just blogged about Harliquin directing the upcoming Platinum Pias Show. The Platinum Pias are now in their third year and and almost had their first awards ceremony in Inwood. The producers eventually opted for doing it at the Tribeca Screening Room. Each year the show gets more ambitious and this year there are talks amongst the producers and director of doing an awards show with a story that deals with community issues and problems in the pursuit of solutions. Issues include homelessness.
How did Houdini die? There are many theories and incorrect information on this topic. How did Houdini die or rather, how did Houdini not die? First there is the Houdini movie starring Tony Curtis. In this movie Harry Houdini dies doing the Chinese Water Torture cell trick. Then there was the talk of a student punching Houdini in the stomach which lead to complications and ultimately him passing away. Then came the speculation that Houdini had a prior condition which would have probably lead to his death anyway. Regardless of how Houdini died, he is an icon very much connected to Northern NYC. After Houdini died, his wife Bessie spent the last ten years of her life in Northern NYC’s own Inwood Manhattan!
Inwood Manhattan had an Easter Egg Hunt today and it was staged by the Church of Inwood. There was a large turnout of Inwood-ites. It was a very nice gesture by the Church of Inwood for the neighborhood. They did well in terms of creating a happening that communicated a sense of togetherness. In fact in some circles there is talk of a Community Outreach Pia nomination.