News Roundup: Ill Wind

beekman2-by-tribeca-citizenTHE SKY WAS FALLING
The howling winds this morning led to debris flying off half-built Beekman Tower and the closing of a number of streets around City Hall Park. Broadsheet Daily interviewed a man whose car got hit by something called a turnbuckle: “In the center of [J.C. Chmiel’s] car’s hood was a turnbuckle, a 10-inch long piece of construction hardware (weighing about a pound) that is used to adjust the tension on cables at building sites. ‘It was just sitting on my hood,’ he said. ‘It had punched straight through the hood of my car, so that half of it was visible from the exterior, and half was inside, under the metal hood.'” UPDATE: The Tribeca Trib has a good story about it. (But why are so many streets still closed?)

The folks at Tribeca for Change are leading a demonstration in front of Congressman Jerry Nadler’s office tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m.: “The Congress is freaking out since the Repub’s victory in Massachusetts. They’re the leaders, and they are freaking out? We have to show them leadership.” Details are here.

Tribeca Cinemas’ fortnightly documentary series starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. with P-Star Rising, about a nine-year-old girl who raps. (She’ll be at the show.) Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here or at the box office.

fasterpussycatkillkillCOMING UP
••• Young Jean Lee’s Lear at Soho Rep has been extended again, through Feb. 14, says the New York Times. (No, the photo isn’t from Lear.)
••• 92YTribeca has announced additions to its February schedule: “Risk! Obsessions: One-Track Minds,” a comedy review hosted by Kevin Allison, formerly of The State (Feb. 11); an acoustic performance by Corey Glover of Living Colour (Feb. 13); The Beautiful Person, a French film with Louis Garrel (Feb. 13); “Heckuva Job There,” comedic-dramatic monologues by Chris Mitchell, Julie Klausner, and Caissie St. Onge (Feb. 17); Russ Meyer’s chef d’oeuvre (above), Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (Feb. 20); “Leaders of the New Cool,” a showcase of emerging urban artists (Feb. 24); and “The Ghosts in the Eye: Experimental Documentaries” (Feb. 24).