Film crews are not uncommon in my neighborhood. “Gossip Girl,” in particular, has been coming around a few times a year. But this week, the nabe’s parking will be disrupted for two productions: the CBS drama “The Good Wife” (which is set in, ummm, Chicago) and the FX show “Damages.”
British Aircraft Carrier in Brooklyn?
What appeared to be a British aircraft carrier was docked tonight at Pier 7 in Brooklyn, where Atlantic Avenue meets the water.
I couldn’t get particularly close because of a signicant NYPD presence (including an anti-terrorism van complete with a comlink disk), but the ship was flying a Union Jack at the front, sported an impressive array of communications gear at the top, and looked for all the world — from street level, anyway — to have a flight deck. Didn’t catch any ship name or number, though…
Normally, Pier 7 only has the Casino St. Charles paddlewheeler docked there, so a warship was kind of odd. The usual news sources are silent about this. Anybody know anything else about it?
Eyewitness Account of 9/11
Many of you know that I watched the second plane hit the South Tower. I wrote this piece for the following day’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which ran it with minor changes. There’s a word or two I’d change, but I’m letting it stand as an example of deadline writing.