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Friday, March 24, 2017

NHL Peachy: NHL Morning Skate – March 24, 2017 Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner


THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

Tampa Bay 6, BOSTON 3

WASHINGTON 2, Columbus 1 (SO)

TORONTO 4, New Jersey 2

Carolina 4, MONTREAL 1

OTTAWA 2, Pittsburgh 1 (SO)

FLORIDA 3, Arizona 1

ST. LOUIS 4, Vancouver 1

NASHVILLE 3, Calgary 1

Philadelphia 3, MINNESOTA 1

CHICAGO 3, Dallas 2 (SO)

Edmonton 7, COLORADO 4

LOS ANGELES 5, Winnipeg 2


CAPITALS, BLACKHAWKS KEEP PACE IN PRESIDENTS’ TROPHY RACE

The Capitals (48-17-8, 104 points) and Blackhawks (48-20-6, 102 points) – who sit atop the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively – each earned shootout wins to improve their position in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy:

* T.J. Oshie scored the lone goal in the shootout to guide the Capitals past the Blue Jackets (47-19-7, 101 points) in a battle between two of the top three teams in the NHL. The Capitals recorded their 30th home win of 2016-17 (tops in the NHL) to match a single-season franchise record set in 1985-86 and equaled in 2009-10. Braden Holtby (29 saves) registered his 38th win of the season to move within one of tying Sergei Bobrovsky – who made 44 saves in a losing cause – for the League lead.

* Patrick Kane scored in regulation and the shootout to help the Blackhawks extend their point streak to seven games (6-0-1) and open an eight-point lead over the Wild (44-23-6, 94 points) – who lost in regulation – for first place in the Central Division. Corey Crawford (42 saves) reached the 30-win mark for the sixth time in his career, the second-most such campaigns in Blackhawks history (Tony Esposito: 8). Chicago has posted an 18-3-1 record since the start of February to lead the NHL in wins (18) and points (37) in that span.


KUCHEROV’S HAT TRICK POWERS LIGHTNING TO CRUCIAL WIN IN BOSTON 

The Lightning and Bruins combined for six goals in the second period – with Tampa Bay scoring three tying goals, each within 95 seconds of Boston taking the lead – before Nikita Kucherov (3-0—3) completed a hat trick to seal Tampa Bay’s fourth straight road win.

* At 35-29-9 (79 points), the Lightning moved within three points of the Bruins (38-30-6, 82 points) for the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston owns a 36-31 advantage in ROW and leads the season series, which closes on April 4 at TD Garden (BOS: 3-1-0; TBL: 1-2-1).

* Kucherov has collected 16-11—27 in his last 15 games dating to Feb. 21 – including two of his three career hat tricks – to move from a share of 23rd to sixth place in League scoring.


SENATORS, MAPLE LEAFS GAIN GROUND IN ATLANTIC DIVISION

The Senators (41-24-8, 90 points) and Maple Leafs (35-23-15, 85 points) each earned wins to gain ground in the Atlantic Division. The Canadiens (41-24-9, 91 points) and Bruins (38-30-6, 82 points) – the first and fourth place teams in the division, respectively – each lost in regulation.

* Mike Condon made 34 saves through overtime and denied both attempts in the shootout to help the Senators move within one point of the Canadiens for first place. Condon, who began the 2016-17 campaign with Pittsburgh (1 GP), improved to 19-12-6 in 39 contests with Ottawa. Mike Hoffman scored the tying goal midway through the third period to extend his point streak to five games (1-5—6).

* William Nylander (1-1—2) and Auston Matthews (0-2—2) were among five Maple Leafs rookies to find the score sheet as Toronto extended its point streak to five games (4-0-1). Nylander registered a point for the 10th consecutive game (4-8—12) to establish a franchise record for longest point streak by a rookie. Matthews, meanwhile, became the third Maple Leafs rookie to reach the 60-point mark in a season (33-27—60) and moved within one point of Winnipeg’s Patrik Laine (34-27—61) for the rookie scoring lead.

WESTERN CONTENDERS EARN WINS

Four other Western Conference contenders earned wins on Thursday:

* Leon Draisaitl (1-1—2) factored on two of five unanswered goals by the Oilers in the third period as Edmonton overcame a 4-2 deficit to win for the fifth time in their past six games. Elias notes that Draisaitl (3-10—13) became the first Oilers players to post six straight multi-point games since Mark Messier did so from Jan. 16-30, 1990 (8-11—19 in 6 GP). The only longer such run in the past 12 seasons was by Tampa Bay’s VincentLecavalier from Nov 3-19, 2007 (7-14—21 in 8 GP).

* Jake Allen made 27 saves and the Blues scored four unanswered goals to improve to 9-1-0 in their past 10 games. At 40-28-5 (85 points), St. Louis maintained its grasp on third place in the Central Division by virtue of owning the ROW tiebreaker (39-35) against the Predators (37-25-11, 85 points). Nashville, however, has won three of four meetings in the season series, which concludes at Scottrade Center on April 2 (NSH: 3-1-0; STL: 1-3-0).

* Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to backstop the Predators (37-25-11, 85 points) past the Flames (41-29-4, 86 points) in a battle between the two Western Conference Wild Card teams. Rinne picked up his 29th win of the season as Nashville improved to 5-1-2 in its past eight contests.

* Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar and Jake Muzzin each posted 1-1—2 as the Kings (35-31-7, 77 points) scored four unanswered goals – including three in the third period – to defeat the Jets (33-34-7, 73 points) and keep pace in the race for the final Wild Card spot. The win also prevented Minnesota – who lost in regulation – from clinching a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

LOOSE PUCKS

Oilers captain Connor McDavid (0-2—2) extended his point streak to six games (3-9—12) to increase his League leads in both assists (61) and points (87) . . . The Hurricanes extended their point streak to nine games (6-0-3) . . . Carolina’s Elias Lindholm scored to extend his point streak to nine games (4-6—10) . . . Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen was suspended for three games for interference against Penguins forward Jake Guentzel . . . Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak was suspended for two games for boarding Blue Jackets forward Oliver Bjorkstrand . . . The starting time of the Predators/Stars game on April 6 at American Airlines Center has been changed to 7:30 p.m. CT (originally 7 p.m. CT) . . . The NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament – which features draft picks from 30 of 31 NHL teams – begins today at 3 ET when 2017 NHL Draft prospect Jake Oettinger leads Boston University against the University of North Dakota, last year’s champion . . . Ed Belfour took the ice at United Center as part of the Blackhawks’ One More Shift program.




SNEAK PEEK AT FRIDAY’S ACTION

All Times Eastern

NY Islanders @ Pittsburgh, 7 p.m., NHLN, SN, TVAS, ROOT, MSG+

Tampa Bay @ Detroit, 7:30 p.m., FS-D, SUN

San Jose @ Dallas, 8:30 p.m., FS-SW, CSN-CA

Winnipeg @ Anaheim, 10 p.m., PRIME, TSN3




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Outdoor Lifestyles Drive Double-Digit Ratings Growth on Great American Country Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen

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Outdoor lifestyles helped Great American Country (GAC) deliver its highest-rated year since 2007 among viewers A25-54 in primetime. To build on that success in 2017, the network will deliver 254 hours of programming that focus on road trips, RV living and cool cabins. GAC’s online offerings, part of the Scripps Lifestyles Studios, include fun ideas for outdoor activities, such as tailgating. They also expand on the network’s popular Americana themes.

GAC series, such as Living Alaska, will showcase what it’s like to live in the remote beauty of the Alaskan wilderness, while new series Log Cabin Kings, premiering in October, will follow master artisans who craft log homes and then ship them all around the world to be reconstructed wherever their clients want. The network also continues to explore life on the open road with more episodes of Going RV, which follows families who want to enjoy the quintessential American road trip.
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AC also triggered more episodes of its highest-rated show, Emmy-nominated Flea Market Flip, starring design enthusiast and Good Morning America co-host Lara Spencer. The hit series features two teams that compete to repurpose flea market finds for a profit.

And, of course, GAC features all of the country music programming that America loves.

“Great American Country enjoyed a solid ratings performance in 2016, where we saw double-digit ratings growth,” said Allison Page, General Manager, U.S. Programming and Development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. “Families who are out there enjoying the great outdoors attract a big audience.”

ABOUT GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

Great American Country delivers lifestyle programming in more than 56 million U.S. households for viewers who want to enjoy the simple life and celebrate the great outdoors. Fans can find out more about Great American Country by using the “Find Us” section on gactv.com. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Great American Country is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network and Cooking Channel.


ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

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The Marshal by Charlie Marshall Winter 2017 Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

One of our favorite salads in Manhattan: Charlie's Brussels Sprout Salad and we also love the dressing!

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga:

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How many selfies do you see us in?
That's how much we love The Marshal and Charlie Marshall, who has been impressing us since their opening in 2013.  It was most recently featured last fall:
One of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan, The Marshall gets everything right right down to the Wood Oven French Loaf, baked daily and served with homemade butter.  It is the epitome of perfection and served piping hot, it will totally make your day.  You know you are somewhere truly spectacular when the opening bread is this sensational (you need to order it-see top right of menu.)  
Every season the fireworks on Charlie's menu exude the best local fresh ingredients that mirror Charlie's innate culinary philosophy of farm-to-table. We say innate because Charlie grew up on a farm and it's in his blood.  You must try the clam chowder which we point out is NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER (much better than Manhattan or any New York style) and Charlie's execution is quite a feat for someone that's from the West Coast.  However, if you truly know Charlie you know that he has ancestors from the Mayflower and it doesn't get more New England than that.  The Cape May Clams are succulent little swimmers in this pearl white blissful concoction joined by carrots, potatoes, bacon, and heavy cream.  It is not too hot and just perfect temperature-wise.
Not only do we love the salad options of The Marshal, but we also love the dressing, a rare feat for a restaurant to achieve.  Meet the fabulous Brussels Sprout Salad in all its shredded perfection: roasted and raw brussels sprouts are elegantly tossed with focaccia, croutons and caesar dressing with Tonjes Farm "farm" esean cheese, their signature.
The side dishes are absolutely wonderful and among the best in Manhattan.
Sweet potato and kale au Gratin greets you smiling in its gorgeous cast iron and you'll revel in the combination of potato and greens that will absolutely hit the spot.
If you are not in love with butternut squash, you WILL be in love with Charlie's butternut squash puree with Maine Lobster fume embellished further with maple syrup and cinnamon.  This is the last word in decadent vegetables, and you know we all should be eating more vegetables!  This is outstanding.
Every time we see green beans on the menu, we are crazy for them.  The string beans you see here are not only fresh, crisp and delicious but they also are upping the wow factor with anchovy based sauce Bagna cauda and their "Farm"esan, which is your stomach's buddy old pal.
When it is freezing out as it is now, a great comfort food is without a doubt meatloaf and no one does it better than The Marshal.  You will undoubtedly be taking some of this home which of course is a bonus because of its generous size.  No quality is sacrificed in this ground sirloin, which is the epitome of hearty.  It's stuffed with local bleu cheese, parsnips, turnips, carrots, local kale and onion gravy.
What is better than Arctic Char?  Artic Char that has had cocktail hour before it met you!  Charlie thinks of everything and he is a culinary genius.  We don't know why the food tv shows we publish on have not had him on yet.  This poisson hails from Canada (and it likes hockey) and the cedar plank that it is grilled upon is soaked in bourbon giving this a signature flavor that is just terrific.  The plank also retains moisture so this fish is a total winner.  North African lemon couscous and chermoula sauce round out one of our favorite entrees this winter, perfect for today as it is a Friday in Lent.
The Marshal continues to be Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.
Tell Charlie that Peachy sent you...and absolutely indulge in Marni's Maple Marshmallow Smores, below!





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On How to Be Successful, by Michael Jordan

“To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.” 
-Michael Jordan

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#HGTVSmart HGTV Launches Virtual Tour of HGTV Smart Home 2017 Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner

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Scottsdale home blending technology and Southwestern style will be given away to one lucky winner

This year, the HGTV® Smart Home finds the perfect backdrop in “The West’s Most Western Town,” Scottsdale, Arizona. Fans can visit HGTV.com/Smart to get a first look at the new home that embraces the desert modern style.

Planned by local architect Candelaria Design Associates and constructed by local builder Eagle Luxury Properties, the home is part of a grand prize package valued at more than $1.5 million that will be awarded this summer. In addition to the home and all its furnishings, the grand prize package includes a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC® and $100,000 from national mortgage lender Quicken Loans®.

The single-level Southwestern-style home is approximately 3,300-square-feet, with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, cleverly constructed with tech gadgets and smart solutions to enhance entertaining and everyday living.

"We look for neighborhoods and cities with a sophisticated combination of tech and culture that makes it a desirable place to live. Following the homes in Raleigh, Austin and Nashville, we felt Scottsdale was an impeccable choice,” said Ron Feinbaum, HGTV’s General Manager of Home Promotions. “It’s such a vibrant destination for those seeking year-around family fun, whether on vacation or as a place to call home.”

HGTV Smart Home 2017 host and interior designer Tiffany Brooks took her design cues from nature, using a variety of stone, metal, wood, leather and glass materials in the home’s perfectly appointed décor. The home’s style is current, yet authentic; simple, yet thoughtful. Its architecture embraces a clean-lined, masculine feel, while evoking a feminine touch through the use of soft textiles and fabrics. The colorful canyon-style home offers tranquil interiors and a serene view of the desert. Nods to Arizona are prevalent in the design through antique tribal elements and doses of the area’s amazing artistry.

During the sweepstakes period for the HGTV Smart Home Giveaway 2017, which begins at 9 a.m. ET on April 12 and runs through 5 p.m. ET on June 2, 2017, eligible viewers can enter twice per day at HGTV.com and can sign up for daily email reminders. HGTV Facebook , Instagram and Twitter fans can check in for ongoing updates and new details (#HGTVSmart).

The home features a spacious three-car garage, a wet bar, home office, generous pantry and laundry area, as well as a sleek, modern pool for cooling off in the desert heat.

The fully furnished HGTV Smart Home 2017 is Energy Star 3 certified and Bronze-level Green certified and features products provided by national advertising partners including Bassett Furniture; Mercedes-Benz USA; Quicken Loans®; Bush Brothers & Company; Daikin North America LLC; Farmers Insurance®; Gorilla Glue; HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams; SimpliSafe Home Security; Sleep Number®; Kohler; OxiClean™; Rinnai America Corporation; VELUX® Skylights; Hunter Douglas; Kohler Generators; Legrand, North America; and Ply Gem Building Products.

About HGTV 
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America’s favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line. Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

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#SpringBakingChampionship SPRING BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP RETURNS WITH FRESHLY BAKED DESSERT CHALLENGES AND IRRESISTIBLE SWEETS Our Coverage Sponsored by Fresh Origins

Fresh Origins is America’s leading producer of Microgreens and Edible Flowers. Combining the benefits of an ideal climate with a deep passion for quality and innovation, Fresh Origins products are sought after by the finest restaurants and top chefs. The farm is located in the picturesque rolling hills of San Diego County, where the near perfect weather allows for production and harvest all year. Fresh Origins produces almost 400 Microgreens, Petitegreens, Edible Flowers, Shoots, Tiny Veggies™ and related items. Many are not available anywhere else, with new introductions nearly every month. Fresh Origins products are on top of the finest cuisine in the world! Fresh Origins supplies distributors of specialty produce who serve fine dining restaurants and resorts nationwide. There are also a few online sources of their products available to private chefs and home cooks. Read our first Culinary Queen interview with Kelly Sasuga: 

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New Season Kicks-Off With a Double Serving of Sweet Episodes at 9pm & 10pm ET/PT on Food Network

The sweetest and most decadent competition of the season is back with even more flavor and fun on the return of Spring Baking Championship.

The action unfolds as host Jesse Palmer welcomes a new batch of nine of the country’s best bakers as they compete to create the most impressive springtime desserts to butter up the tough-love judges Nancy Fuller, Duff Goldman and Lorraine Pascale. The bakers’ skills and techniques must measure up in themed challenges celebrating spring, from Easter confections to derby desserts, and from morsels for mom to patriotic goodies. Only one baker will rise to the top to take home the grand prize of $50,000 and the title of Spring Baking Champion! 

“Creative challenges and bountiful baked goods fill the new season of Spring Baking Championship. Plus, host Jesse Palmer adds to all the new freshly-baked fun of the competition,” said Didi O’Hearn, Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network & Cooking Channel.

In each of the seven hour-long episodes, the bakers must whip through two rounds of challenges and sift through surprising twists along the way. It’s no cakewalk, but the one baker with the tastiest treat in the pre-heat will earn a special advantage in the main-heat. The season culminates on Sunday, April 9th with a double serving of new episodes starting at 9pm, followed by the grand finale at 10pm ET/PT. The sweet rush of Spring Baking Championship is not to be missed!

Episodes include:

Premiering Sunday, March 26th at 9pm ET/PT
“Springtime Remodeling”
When the weather is nice, it is time for some remodeling! First, the six bakers attempt to lighten up a dense, dark brownie. Then, they give a classic Napoleon a springtime twist.


Premiering Sunday, April 2nd at 9pm ET/PT
“Momcentric”
It is time to celebrate mom! To kick off, the five bakers create fruit tarts from the heart in a kaleidoscope of colors and flavors. Next, they give vintage dessert and “mom classics” like peach cobbler, bread pudding, chocolate cream pie and pineapple upside down cake a makeover. 

Premiering Sunday, April 9th at 9pm ET/PT
“Rainy Day Sweets”
Spring showers are in the forecast. Since rain makes gardens grow, the four bakers must make whoopie pie critters found in a garden. Next, the bakers must capture the drips and drops of rainfall in a cake.

Premiering Sunday, April 9th at 10pm ET/PT – FINALE!
“Memorial Day Delights”
The three finalists finish up with a bang! First, it is a sweet and savory patriotic picnic followed by a salute to the red, white and blue with American flag cakes. When the flour dust settles, one lucky baker will be celebrating a $50,000 victory.

Fans can learn more about the bakers and relive the sweetest moments of the competition at FoodNetwork.com/SpringBakingChampionship. Those inspired to get in on the sugar high can find spring baking tricks and how-to tips for the most delectable desserts, as well as join the baking banter using #SpringBakingChampionship.

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NHL Morning Skate — March 23, 2017 Our Coverage Sponsored by Bergen Linen


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WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS
Home Team in Caps
Toronto 5, COLUMBUS 2
NY Islanders 3, NY RANGERS 2
ANAHEIM 4, Edmonton 3

ROOKIES VAULT MAPLE LEAFS UP ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS
William Nylander (1-1—2) extended his point streak to nine games (3-7—10) and Auston Matthews scored his team-leading 33rd goal of the season as the Maple Leafs improved to 6-1-1 in their last eight contests.

* Toronto (34-23-15, 83 points) moved one point ahead of idle Boston (38-29-6, 82 points) for third place in the Atlantic Division. The Maple Leafs, who have one game in hand, completed a four-game season sweep of the Bruins on Monday.

* Per Elias, Nylander – who scored his 20th goal of the season – tied the longest point streak by a rookie in Maple Leafs history, equaling the mark set by Gus Bodnar in 1943 and later matched by Bob Nevin (1960) and Dan Daoust (1983).

* Matthews (33-25—58) moved within one goal of matching Wendel Clark (34 in 1985-86) for the most by a rookie in Maple Leafs history and vaulted back into a tie with Patrik Laine for the rookie goal-scoring lead.

DUCKS DEFEAT OILERS IN CRUICIAL PACIFIC DIVISION MATCHUP
Hampus Lindholm (1-2—3) earned a career-high three points and Ryan Getzlaf (0-3—3) posted his sixth three-point game of the season as the Ducks (39-23-11, 89 points) overtook the Oilers (39-25-9, 87 points) for second place in the Pacific Division.

* Rickard Rakell (1-1—2) extended his point streak to six games (5-3—8), highlighted by his League-leading 10th game-winning goal of the campaign. He also has registered career highs in goals (32) and points (45) this season.

* Jonathan Bernier (29 saves) improved to 6-0-1 in his last seven appearances, posting a 1.54 goals-against average, .950 save percentage and one shutout in that span.

LOOSE PUCKS
Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:22 remaining in regulation – his 20th of the season – as the Islanders (34-26-12, 80 points) moved within two points of the idle Bruins (38-29-6, 82 points) for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The teams face off Saturday at Barclays Center . . . Oilers captain Connor McDavid (26-59—85) recorded his 10th three-point game of the season to extend his lead in the Art Ross Trophy race . . . Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano skated in his 777th consecutive game, surpassing Craig Ramsay (776) for the fourth-longest such streak in NHL history . . . Rangers forward Rick Nash reached the 20-goal plateau for the 12th time in his 14 NHL seasons . . . The Department of Player Safety announced that Toronto’s Roman Polak and Buffalo’s Rasmus Ristolainen each will have hearings on Thursday . . . ICYMI: Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin will wear Russian-American themed skates for pregame warmup as part of Russian Heritage Night on Thursday.

SNEAK PEEK AT THURSDAY’S ACTION
All Times Eastern
Tampa Bay @ Boston, 7 p.m., TVAS, NESN, SUN
Columbus @ Washington, 7 p.m., CSN-DC, FS-O
New Jersey @ Toronto, 7:30 p.m., SNO, MSG+
Carolina @ Montreal, 7:30 p.m., SNE, RDS, FS-CR
Pittsburgh @ Ottawa, 7:30 p.m., NHLN-US, RDS2, TSN5, ROOT
Arizona @ Florida, 7:30 p.m., FS-F, FS-A
Vancouver @ St. Louis, 8 p.m., FS-MW, SNP
Calgary @ Nashville, 8 p.m., FS-TN, SNF
Philadelphia @ Minnesota, 8 p.m., FS-N, FS-WI, CSN-PH
Dallas @ Chicago, 8:30 p.m., CSN-CH, FS-SW+
Edmonton @ Colorado, 9 p.m., ALT, SNW
Winnipeg @ Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m., FS-W, TSN3

TOP CLUBS FACE OFF IN WASHINGTON
Two of the League’s top teams face off when the Capitals (47-17-8, 102 points) host the Blue Jackets (47-19-6, 100 points) at Verizon Center. Columbus, who leads the season series with a 2-1-0 record (WSH: 1-1-1), looks to narrow the gap in the NHL and Metropolitan Division standings. Washington, meanwhile, is 3-0-1 in its last four games. This matchup also features the League’s top two goaltenders, as Columbus’ Sergei Bobrovsky – who leads the NHL in wins (39) and goals-against average (2.04) – faces Washington’s Braden Holtby, who ranks second in each of those categories (37 W, 2.05 GAA). The teams conclude their season series in Columbus on April 2.

PENGUINS, SENATORS LOOK TO IMPROVE PLAYOFF POSITIONING
The second place team in the Metropolitan Division meets the second place team in the Atlantic Division when the Penguins (46-17-9, 101 points) visit the Senators (40-24-8, 88 points) at Canadian Tire Centre. Pittsburgh looks to gain ground in the NHL and Metropolitan Division standings, where the top three teams are separated by only two points. Ottawa will try to narrow the gap on Montreal (41-23-9, 91 points) atop the Atlantic Division standings.

WESTERN CONFERENCE WILD CARD BATTLE RESUMES
The Flames (41-28-4, 86 points) and Predators (36-25-11, 83 points) – who hold the first and second Western Conference Wild Card spots, respectively – complete their three-game season series in Nashville. The Flames, who are 12-2-0 in their last 14 contests, also trail the Oilers (39-25-9, 87 points) by one point for third place in the Pacific Division.

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

London at Night by Peachy Deegan

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This is not recent; it is from when Peachy lived in London.
Whom You Know strongly supports law enforcement, the civilized (and civilised) world and the governments of the UK and the USA.  We keep those lost yesterday in our prayers.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MOVERS and SHAKERS: Tim Carr, Screenwriter, Director, Production Company Owner, Actor and Native New Yorker Our Coverage Sponsored by Hallak Cleaners the Couture Cleaner


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Originally from Queens, New York and having lived in the states of New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania, Tim Carr is a writer, director and actor and also has his own production company “Parking Lot Films”. Carr's career has spanned from smaller films such as "Killer Instinct" with Dee Wallace Stone and Corben Bernsen, to the small screen on ABC's "All My Children" and Fox's "The $treet" to larger films such as "Rocky Balboa" and "Safe" starring Jason Statham.

With a diverse educational background spanning from Smyrna, Delaware all the way to York College in Pennsylvania studying radio, television and theater, Tim first started working in television on NBC’S “Homicide: Life On The Street” which filmed in Baltimore, Maryland. Carr’s roles were small, but the education of watching talented actors in the cast on set frequently, guest directors use different approaches of story telling mixed with the unique style of editing of the show, was something he’d taken with him to every project since.

Smaller roles led to a larger presence in television, where Carr had shifted his focus towards New York, and begun filming commercials nationally for such brands as Wendy’s, Sprite, Nike, and an award winning commercial for a mortgage company. Internationally, Carr had been featured in commercials for soft drinks and telecommunications brands. In addition, Tim had done print ads for restaurants, hair products as well as clothing companies.

Over time, Carr had not only found a focus in front of the camera, but also behind the camera. Carr’s first writing and directing effort in 2002 “The Wrong Fortune Cookie” which was a small yet well received film that played in such major markets as New York, Los Angeles and screened internationally in India. His next film “Deeper Shade of Soul” was nominated for a “best screenplay” award at Hypefest in Hollywood, and subsequent efforts “Leaf” and a television pilot “Watching The Detectives” were met with award nominations and various degrees of critical acclaim.

In the past twelve to fifteen months, you would be hard pressed to find an independent film that Tim Carr wasn't somehow involved with. Carr has been involved with projects that have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, Cinequest and festivals far and wide and all over the world, even reaching as far as Bali, Indonesia. Currently, Tim is touring with his award-winning festival hit "The Other Ripken" (for his own production company “Parking Lot Films”), which is a comedy that has received national coverage.

When not touring with a film or on a set, Tim can be found roaming Manhattan and the West Village doing live comedy and shows on the stages of Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. The opportunity to go work completely live and unscripted in New York is something that Carr finds fulfilling and a complete departure from the often times long and methodical approach of a film set.

Outside of his film, production company, and stage commitments, Tim works with the Steve Nash Foundation which provides healthcare and support for children in countries who need it and volunteers for Habitat for Humanity, The March of Dimes, Ronald McDonald House, Easter Seals and Special Olympics. Each and every winter since 2013 Carr does the "Polar Bear Plunge" in which participants jump into the icy Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. 

Carr currently lives in the tri-state area with his wife and two children and is currently hard at work writing 2 screenplays, editing a documentary, in pre production on his next film and in the early stages of writing his first book.  We are so pleased to present Tim Carr as our latest Mover and Shaker!  Peachy Deegan interviewed Tim for Whom You Know.

Peachy Deegan: What motivated you to enter the entertainment business? 
Tim Carr: I grew up in a small diverse little town in Pennsylvania called Avondale. Avondale didn’t have much of anything, a lot of people who were there had been there for 30-50 years and beyond, so there weren't many exciting things to see or do. However, Avondale was not far from Philadelphia, and Philadelphia had so much of everything: it had great unique areas to go hang around and from there, you would witness great music, great people, and great art. That creativity inspired me, and that, mixed with my imagination and always trying to crack a joke to make my friends at school laugh (this resulted in many detentions, so these jokes weren’t always successful ones) led towards me trying different things as a creative outlet, writing little sketches, volunteering as a clown for community days (sorry to all clown-phobics, I had no idea how many people were terrified of clowns until that day) and eventually trying my hand at radio. Each of these steps got me towards my ultimate goal, which is just to tell some stories that hopefully people would like to hear.

What do you like best about it as a business and what do you find the most challenging aspect? The best thing about the business is when it connects with an audience. When people would say something like “your film inspired me, so I tried to find a few books to learn more about it”, that’s everything to me. The challenging aspect is because there is so much content out there, what makes what I’m doing so special? Even as an actor, there are a million six feet tall gangly white guys, what makes me different from any of them? So as a result of that, what I’m trying to do is something different, and maybe try something maybe folks hadn’t thought about before, so sometimes trying to stay ahead of that can be quite a frustrating, occasionally self-loathing experience.

What is your first acting memory? 
Professionally? I’ll never forget it. My first day of filming on the TV series “Homicide: Life On The Street”. It was in the beautiful city of Baltimore, Maryland. I got there about 7am for my 8am call time, and I was so excited and at the same time had no idea what I was doing. I sat there in a metal folding chair just ready for anything, and thinking such thoughts as “Is this job going to be forever?” “Is Spielberg going to walk in and see me?” “Is this easy street”? Turns out none of those things happened, though Steven Spielberg is welcome to Baltimore anytime he’d like and I’ll buy him lunch, but that first moment was just pure bliss, there was no showbiz politics for me, no agents, nothing to worry about, just a guy thrilled to be there, just absolute joy. Funny ending to that story, my scenes was cut and never made the show for that episode.

What should everyone know about being an actor that most do not know? 
Actors don’t work every day, and have tons of downtime. So it’s not a “regular” job like so many have, teachers, firemen, police: these are amazingly hard and so much more important jobs than the one I have; those jobs have a schedule and times that need to be met. Actors don’t have that; there have been times where I’d had night shoots in Tampa, Florida, and tried to sleep throughout the day, but being a new city and staying in a hotel, you just don’t sleep well and you’re going to be up all night, so I’d roam around Tampa, just trying to see some things and kill some time. No set schedule, just the hope to get a little rest that day so I can do a nice job filming that night.

What defines a great actor and why? 
A great actor takes chances. These chances may not always work, but a great actor will take them. Look at some of what we consider our “greats”. We have Jack Nicholson, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day Lewis. Look at Jack Nicholson in “As Good as It Gets”, he had to be quirky and a little mean for that role to be effective, and he went all in. Marlon Brando in “The Godfather”? That way of speaking his dialogue was his idea, and word is, when he originally met with Francis Ford Coppola in that role, he had an orange slice in his bottom lip. The chance Brando took, that turned out to be downright iconic. Daniel Day Lewis in everything, have you seen “My Left Foot”? Lewis barely spoke for half of the movie and could only move his left foot. A great actor will take big chances, and if it works? That performance has an opportunity to be relevant forever.

How should an actor’s success be measured? 
Success should not always measured in dollars and cents; success should measured on the work and chance to move and inspire. With that said, I love what Kevin Bacon has done with his career: he is someone that would go be a movie star with “Footloose”, but then take a big chance doing something different like the very underrated “Murder In The First” and then also be incredible in supporting roles in “A Few Good Men” and “Mystic River” and then go do smaller pictures like “Cop Car”. I would look at this as a very successful career, because Kevin shined brightly in all of this: no role was too big, no role was too small, he just plugged himself in and was really effective and has really been wonderful to watch over the years. 

What is the difference between a successful actor and one who is not? 
A successful actor, is someone who doesn’t get caught up in ego, who’s always trying to do something different and is never afraid to take chances as they aim for greatness: to be able to do that on a consistent basis, that’s true success. When things get off track and can fall under the “unsuccessful” banner, that could be a variety of reasons: maybe it’s ego running rampant, maybe it’s disagreements with cast members or a director, I think (hope) the way to stay on the more “successful” side of things is to just work hard and not get caught up in any distractions that can derail a performance or a project.

What have you enjoyed the most about each of your acting ventures and why? 
Everything. The whole process is something I love and never try to forget. There are people I have worked with over the years that I never forget, I have a current project that is out which stars a terrific actor named Adam Way. I’d acted with Adam in a commercial years and years ago, I never forgot what a talented funny human being he was, and when the opportunity came when I was directing something, I knew I wanted Adam to be in the cast, I’d made a few phone calls trying to track him down, spoke to his wonderful manager Cathy Parker, and not only cast Adam, but he was also nominated for an award for his work in that film. Since then I’d tried to cast him in roles as much as humanly possible. The fact that I enjoy the work so much, I enjoy the people I get to work with so much on every level, this makes a pretty good mental data base of actors and people that I hope to employ in anything and everything that I’m lucky enough to work on a consistent basis.

What do you think of the historic pay discrepancy between men and women in acting?
 It is, and has always been completely unfair. An example that has been in the press lately is that Jennifer Lawrence was unfortunately being paid less than her male costars. Jennifer Lawrence has what, 4 Academy Award nominations in her career so far? She’s clearly a very talented, very wonderful actress. If an athlete wins 4 championships, that athlete going to be paid among the best in their field, regardless of gender, and I hope in show business it evolves to that same standard.

What directors would you like to work with and what do you think you would learn from them? 
So many, I’d love to work with Ang Lee, what I’d like to learn is how Ang Lee never has a “typical” type of film, he can do a “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” then go do a “Hulk” film, then do film like “Brokeback Mountain” and I really love that versatility. I see the same versatility with Kathryn Bigelow who will do a film like the original “Point Break” and then have us bite my nails while watching “Hurt Locker”. I’m inspired how those two directors get out of their comfort zones and just try different things. And seriously though, who wouldn’t love to go do a funny talky flick with Judd Apatow or shoot something with lots of New York flavor with Eddie Burns? I’d welcome it all; I’d learn from it all. Even while I’d be working on the film, I’d probably be six feet behind those directors, taking notes.

When you're not working, how can people tell when you're acting and when you're being real? I’m pretty loud and will, at times babble on and on and on; it’s pretty easy to tell when I’m acting because I eventually shut up, and if I don’t shut up, someone somewhere will yell “cut”!

How did you start a production company? 
The production company came from me not working a whole lot at times. When I’m in between film projects, I like to go do live stuff, whether it’s theater or live sketch comedy or maybe even a little standup comedy when there’s time and energy. “Parking Lot Films” started one night when I’d written a one act stage play called “The Wrong Fortune Cookie”, I was going to try and get it set up at a “one act play festival”. Little by little I started thinking “well what if we did this one act, but filmed this one act like a little movie?” That was it, and I never looked back.

What are the measurable goals of your production company? 
Ultimately, to continue to tell stories that maybe an audience hasn’t seen yet. There was a film we did where over the span of a bad day the character was having, he felt so out of place that everyone except for him spoke in rhyme. Trying to get something like that made would have been a tough task. Having our own company to do it, made sure a little film about feeling really out of place on a bad day found its film screens and had its chance to connect with people that maybe had felt that way at one point or another. My goal with Parking Lot Films is just that, to just connect with people, if for even a moment, so the world is a little smaller and maybe not feel as overwhelming sometimes.

What would surprise most people about being an actor, a screenwriter, and the owner of a production company? 
How many projects don’t get made. There have been scripts that were 100% ready to go, ready to be funded, that had been cast and ready to film that have fallen apart at the very last minute, as an actor sometimes even the morning of the first scheduled day of filming, there have been films that had been made and still haven’t been released yet, there have been scripts that have taken a year to work on but fell apart, we had talked to a network about a TV pilot we had filmed where the request was to turn it from a thirty minute long sitcom to a sixty minute long “dramedy”, and as we started to work on a re-format, the network pulled the plug. So it’s great when something can get made, but it’s a staggering number of things that don’t.

What or who has had the most influence on your pursuit of excellence? 
Avondale, Pennsylvania. In a previous question we talked about how Avondale was not a very inspiring place, and that lack of direction, ironically gave me the direction that I’d been looking for. By learning not necessarily what to do rather than what not to do is what got me out of Avondale; it got me working hard towards some goals I’d established for myself and those goals gave way to more goals I’d established. To this day, I walk around with a post it note of ideas and ways to continue to push myself towards these goals. This may not have happened if I’d grown up in an exciting, comfortable town.

What are you proudest of and why? 
Family. I have 2 young children, and they know, no matter what, I’ll always be there for them. A recent example, is I’d been flying home from Los Angeles, I hopped on a red eye out of LAX, landed early the next morning, ran through the airport, got the car, got home with just enough time to get the little ones breakfast and to school on time. The best part of that, is neither of them batted an eye, flying across the country to make sure they’re where they needed to be on time was not impressive at all to them, it’s just what they expect out of me. To know that they know I’ll always be there for them, to count on me for little breakfast and a drive to school? That’s something I’m really proud of.

What would you like to do professionally that you have not yet had the opportunity to do? Some of those “Top Chef” style shows on TV really inspire me. These are cooking competition shows, where these chefs on all these different levels need to work together, under different types of circumstances, to make a really good plate of food. Their process, how quickly they move, how quickly they cook and how their mind works, I’d love to attempt something like that sometime, to be able to look at a pantry full of ingredients and be able to put something fancy together in 20 minutes? It’s at least kicked up my “grilling” game. But it’d be fun to learn those techniques.

What honors and awards have you received in your profession? 
Those have been really nice, the last few months has resulted in quite a few nominations for a film we’ve done called “The Other Ripken” we were nominated a lot and lost a lot, but this is a very silly funny little movie, to even be considered against some of these films, in itself is an honor, but win wise, we won something at Indie Fest, our TV pilot “Watching The Detectives” won an accolade award, and this one is fun, as an actor, I’d won an award for a quirky little commercial directed by a friend of mine named Daps Reinert and my costar was an actual mannequin. To be able to connect with an audience with something like that, was a really nice moment. The awards will always be there, but the great feeling of connecting or getting the desired reaction from the audiences, that’s the big win.

What one word best describes you and why? 
Awake, literally and figuratively. Awake in the ways to always look to improve, to keep your eyes open, pay attention and look for ways to improve your processes or learn from what’s going on, and try not to miss anything. Also, sometimes in this business, there’s so much going on, you have to get by on a few hours of sleep!

What do you take your sense of identity from? 
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ratitude. I’m grateful for everything. No one promised anything to us in this life, so to be able to look around, hopefully enjoy your surroundings and loving the ones you’re with, everything for me, flows from that initial sense of gratitude.

What is your favorite place to be in Manhattan? 
 The first time I was in Manhattan working in this business, I was in Times Square, it was such a sensory overload, and I mean that in the best way possible, giant movie billboards, the lights, the places, it was surreal. It’s loud, it’s always really crowded and it always feels like someone just missed getting hit by a car, but there’s something really incredible and full of life about it.

What is your favorite shop in Manhattan? 
 Not even close, A-1 Records in the East Village. It’s messy, it’s loud, it’s crowded, but it has that feeling that’s been around forever, it feels like so much music history took place in there. I love and miss record stores anyway, but that one, it feels great, I always think “It’s really possible that some of Run DMC and at least half of the Ramones have been inside this place, in this exact spot”. Historically, it’s a humbling place, and then I go over and feel compelled to immediately buy Run DMC and Ramones records.

If you could hire anybody who would it be and why? 
Paul McCartney. He can do whatever kind of project he wants and it’d be fine by me. Paul could say “Hey Tim, let’s go make a film adaption of an Applebee’s menu” and of course we’ll do it, it’s Paul McCartney! He was a Beatle! “I’m happy to announce preproduction on our film adaptation of an Applebee’s menu….”

What is your favorite drink? 
Who doesn’t like a nice cup of coffee? Nothing fancy, I don’t need a frappuccino. If work is over for the day, though? A nice Guinness is just fine by me. They pour a nice one over at Jack Dempsey’s in midtown.

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you at a cocktail party?
 This one is kind of funny and kind of shocking too, I’m going to play the pronoun game to protect identities of the partygoers here. I was at a cocktail party, and there was this set of siblings there. There is a well known history of animosity between the two over a family dispute. What is the dispute, you may ask? One sibling took the other siblings spouse and married them. So the animosity runs deep, but not the first time the siblings have been in a social situation since. After a bit of time, and after a bit of drinks, one sibling started to get a little loud with their great displeasure with the other sibling. So I tried to play down the tension and just enjoy the get together. Then I heard a “ping” sound. Then I heard it again. Then again. I look over and the siblings are now throwing silverware at each other. They threw knives, forks, spoons, whatever that they could get their hands on. This venue was a nice venue, I’m not sure it’d seen anything like this (I’m not sure I’d ever seen anything like this!). Eventually the siblings were separated and both had left the premises. You’d think the story ended there, but a friend later told me the siblings had separately gone to dinner afterwards…at the same restaurant! The forks apparently started getting thrown around again there too. There is a morale to the story, don’t throw silverware, because I won’t forget and will tell that story later for laughs.

What is your favorite restaurant in Manhattan? 
My wife is a vegetarian, so wherever we go needs to have more than just something where the meat is off the plate and the side dishes remain, so we find ourselves at Totto for ramen on 52nd street. It’s a cozy little place and they get you in, feed you well and get you right out of there. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention my great love for 2 Brothers Pizza right around 38th and 8th, 2 slices and a drink for $2.50? You cannot beat it. Love that place.

What is your favorite Manhattan book or favorite character in Manhattan literature? 
Jack “Legs” Diamond! “Legs” by William Kennedy, and it’s a crime tale told from his lawyer’s point of view. New York, plus good guys and bad guys and gangsters, that’s pretty much a “must read” every single time for me.

Who would you like to be for a day and why? 
John Coltrane, and seriously who wouldn’t? Aside from the fact he looked cool and had a great nickname (Trane), if you’re John Coltrane, you sleep in, wake up, jam a little bit, throw on a great suit and then go on stage and cool out with your buddies for a little bit, just coming up with these brilliant pieces and solos on the spot. That seems like a pretty dynamite day for me.

If you could have anything in Manhattan named after you what would it be and why?
 A sandwich. Preferably something with a little turkey, some bacon, little bit of tomato, throw some cheese on it and then toast it until it’s nice and gooey and serve with a variety of dipping sauces. Can we call it “The Timmy” and can I have one right now?

What has been your best Manhattan athletic experience?
 I help out with the Steve Nash Foundation whenever I can, and it’s a charity that benefits children and each year at Roosevelt Park downtown they have a “showdown” which brings everyone together to play soccer. It’s great I was able to help out with my buddies, it was great that it’s such a great charity and it’s great to look around and see such amazing athletes like Steve Nash, Kevin Durant and Asmir Begovic play together for such a great cause. It’s a fantastic time and it’s open to the public! Hope to see you all there next June.

What is your favorite thing to do in Manhattan that you can do nowhere else? 
The film experience in Manhattan is so fantastic. Sunshine Cinema and film Forum are both on Houston St downtown. This is where you can see new films, but also off kilter films or throwback films like “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” or have wild midnight shows and everyone can enjoy whatever they may be looking for and be able to see it on the big screen. I also love IFC Center on 3rd St, because they’ll sometimes put a few little short films from all over the world before a feature film which is my favorite way to get some of those smaller films out, you have the feature film that’s going to get you the crowds, but maybe throw a few short films in front of it that may apply to a likeminded audience, people will get to see something that they may not usually go out of their way to see. Also, I feel like movie snacks in New York are great too, IFC center does an organic popcorn with real butter and as pretentious as it sounds to order out loud, it reallllly tastes good.

If you could have dinner with any person living or passed, who would it be and why? 
Audrey Hepburn, and I feel like this is an easy answer. What made Audrey great, is she was this movie star who held her own or often times overshadowed other movie stars like Carey Grant and Gregory Peck on film, would not be afraid to take chances and do something like “Wait Until Dark”, but all the while, really do so much good for the world with UNICEF and with children’s charities. I think during dinner I’d probably ask about her work/ life/good deeds balance.

What has been your best Manhattan art or music experience? 
As a Bleecker Street guy, even though CBGB’S s isn’t around anymore, whenever I’m remotely closed to it, I still walk by it, any place that gave us The Ramones, The Police, Blondie, Talking Heads etc deserves that respect and I’ll always be sad it was never made into a landmark of some kind. Was it because of those scary CBGB’s bathrooms? If so, I totally understand why it was never made into a landmark. I still have a CBGB’s tee shirt and I hope I always keep it.

What do you personally do or what have you done to give back to the world? 
When I wake up, if I have air in my lungs, my head is still attached and everyone in my house is the same, I’ve won. Everything after that is gravy. So when you go through your day essentially having already won, all I can do is give back and pay it forward. If someone I see needs a sandwich, I’ll get them one, if someone needs a pair of gloves they’ll get mine, if someone has their hands full, I’ll get the door for them. It takes 1 second of anyone’s day to do a kind deed whether it’s a quick “hello” whether it’s a compliment to someone’s hat or kid, if you only have a dollar and don’t feel like it’s enough to give, it’s ok, give it. Because the majority of us have already won for the day anyway, may as well try and get it as good as we can get it. Good deeds breed more good deeds no matter how big or how small.

What do you think is most underrated and overrated in Manhattan? 
Underrated is the Hudson River, I feel like anytime the Hudson is mention, the easy joke is for people to talk about how dirty it is, but that whole riverfront around 9th is gorgeous to walk around, it’s great to see some huge yacht go by, or a helicopter land on a pier. It’s always busy, but sometime, just grab a book, relax on a bench and just take in the sights and sounds of the Hudson River. Overrated is any breakfast place that wants to charge 16 bucks for a breakfast sandwich just because there’s a little bit of avocado on it. Breakfast is great, but you can go find a deli on any corner, grab a coffee and a nice egg and cheese bagel with lots of butter and lots of ketchup and spend a total of 7 dollars and you’ll have a great meal. If anyone spends 16$ or more for a breakfast sandwich I hope there are gold flakes on it.

Other than Movers and Shakers of course, what is your favorite WhomYouKnow.com​ column and what do you like about it? 
“Cuisine and Drinks”! I love getting any inside tip of where a good place may be to go get a bit or something to drink, and it’s always a positive to be able to share a great place. On a personal note my favorite article under “Cuisine and Drinks” is a very well kept secret and that is the beautiful Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, I was glad to see Mover and Shaker Alison Blyth's “Go Fish” get some love, but I hope the readers also give “Nicola” a chance, try a “Nico-boli” and you can all thank me later. Quick aside about “Nicola”, it’s so very good you know who regularly visits it? Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters, I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Let that be a testament to Rehoboth Beach, one of the biggest rock and roll stars on the planet frequents it. So “Go Fish”, “Nicola” and a possible Dave Grohl sighting? Who says no to Rehoboth Beach?

What else should Whom You Know readers know about you? 
When I first broke in to the NYC scene film wise, I was up roaming around going from audition to audition (mostly for commercials) and as I roamed around taking in the city and walking by all of the storefronts, it hit me, a film that works as a love letter to the streets of New York, and I wrote a script called “Another Yesterday” about a bitter dessert critic. We haven’t gotten “Another Yesterday” made yet, but when we finally get that thing made, I’m really excited at making it just feel so much like New York, not just your tourist attractions like the Brooklyn Bridge or whatever, I want this to feel just deep down side streets of NYC style. My only hope is we get to film it exactly that way.

How would you like to be contacted by Whom You Know readers? 
I’m on facebook and twitter under @Tim_Carr and @ParkingLotFilms (and I will always follow everyone back, I love seeing what everyone in the world is up to) and I’m over at www.ParkingLotFilms.com, stop in! Say hello!

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