For 22 years, the affordable non-profit housing organization Astella Development Corporation has been sponsoring the annual Sand Castle Contest out on Coney Island. Flying a little under the radar–at least compared to Coney’s other summer contest–this year had a big boost in publicity thanks to actor Vincent D’onofrio, who channeled his newly-refreshed mind elsewhere…like building one of the most elaborate sand sculpture with his family.
This weekend, Mr. D’onofrio and his family–eight members total, including wife Carin van der Donk and their three children, Leila, Elias, and Luka –took home first place for “mixed category” in Coney Island’s Sand Sculpture contest, which was co-sponsored by Astella and the WCS/NY Aquarium.
Being bicoastal had always sounded really cool to me-the best of both worlds, the sanest way to endure the shallowness of L.A. and the hardship of New York. Then I actually began having to live it, and immediately found myself losing things-not just sleep, but house keys, mail, my wallet and the necessary calm attention-span Read More
Law & Disorder
When the actorVincent D’Onofrio leaves his apartment in the East
Village, he can walk down the street in almost any direction and, in a matter
of minutes, come across his face in an advertisement for Law & Order: Criminal Intent , the new television series he
stars in for NBC. It was Read More
Midway through NBC’s annual upfront presentation to advertisers on Monday, May 14, the gregarious celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse tromped down the center aisle of Radio City Music Hall in his luminescent white chef’s coat, chased by a spotlight. Had an NBC executive forgotten to pay the check at one of Mr. Lagasse’s restaurants? Was Mr. Read More