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Motivated by the mounds of food I know I’ll be sinking my teeth into later, and also an episode of the Biggest Loser on television last night (don’t hate on mass media motivation) I set out on a run over the Pulaski Bridge this morning.
Like my roommates—one gone to Chicago and the other New Jersey—I too am traveling to family for Thanksgiving, so I planned ahead to get a workout in, early. I set out at 9am, and found Nassau St, Greenpoint Ave, and the bridge completely deserted. It was unexpected and glorious moment. I give thanks because heading over the Bridge in the morning is usually like trying to push your way to the front stage of a concert, pushing people to the right and to the left, and constantly looking back to make sure no one is pissed off.
Photo: Philip Mauro
In this photo (and it’s not photo-shopped!) Pastor Ann Kansfield of the Greenpoint Reformed Church is in the company of two very big movie stars: Keanu Reeves and Vera Farmiga who stopped by the Greenpoint Reformed Church Soup Kitchen, earlier today, to lend some support before the Kitchen’s Thanksgiving meal was served. Reeves and Farmiga are filming “Henry’s Crime.” Some of the scenes are being shot in the upper level of the Church. According to Ann, “Reeves is playing the part of a big-hearted man who is falsely accused of pulling a bank robbery on a bank in Buffalo. Farmiga plays the love interest of Reeves’ character.”
Reeve’s presence is also being felt in beneficent ways: The film production company producing “Henry’s Crime,” Ann happily reports, is donating funds to the soup kitchen to help begin a much needed rehab of the church’s basement.