Drew Barrymore, Nicole Kidman, and Basketball-Sized Chunks of Debris: This Week’s NYC Celeb News Map
It’s Gemini season, meaning the most extra celebrities are celebrating their sunny days of birth. Drew Barrymore partied on a sailboat with lots of rosé. Peter Dinklage rode a scooter through Brooklyn Heights. And in true-to-form Gemini chaos, a pile of debris came down in the Atlantic Avenue subway station. Here, we’ve tracked the best of the best star sightings, outfits, and other famous-ish things, making news across New York City’s five boroughs during the week of June 10—starting with one of our favorite housewives of Monterey.
NICOLE KIDMAN at the CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE, MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN
You know what they say: when in New York, do as all New Yorkers do. Nicole Kidman, who just last week stepped out for the premiere of the second season of Big Little Lies, followed the suit of Anna Wintour, Jessica Lange, and many others in seeing the Broadway revival of Oklahoma! at the Circle in the Square Theatre. No word on whether she got the famous chili, but if not, what would be the point in going to a Tony-nominated play at all?
DREW BARRYMORE on THE HUDSON RIVER, SOMEWHERE AROUND MANHATTAN
Drew Barrymore and her “mom friends” were seen throwing an “epic” party on the Mark hotel’s sailboat this week—reportedly involving rosé and karaoke. Count us in, Drew. We’d join your mom squad anytime.
PETER DINKLAGE on CLINTON STREET, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN
Game of Thrones may be over, but Peter Dinklage isn’t mourning. On the week of his 50th birthday, the actor was spotted by a Brooklynite Interview spy riding a scooter down Clinton Street in Brooklyn Heights. Never slow down, Peter.
A PILE OF DEBRIS, THE ATLANTIC AVENUE SUBWAY STOP, BROOKLYN
Please be careful and warn family who use the Barclay/Atlantic station in Brooklyn, this falling concrete was on the D/N/R line. I had to run to avoid getting hit by chunks, the video shows after they smashed and fell apart, smh @MTA #mta @NYC #nyc pic.twitter.com/vBP8cCEG3T
— Vivian M. Toro (@VToro) June 12, 2019
Another week, another MTA disaster. This time, it came in the form of “basketball-sized chunks” of debris raining down from the D/N/R subway platform at the Atlantic Avenue Barclays station on Wednesday. “I had to run to avoid getting hit by chunks, the video shows after they smashed and fell apart,” Vivian Toro, who uploaded the video, told Gothamist. The incident was reportedly caused by work being done by a non-MTA contractor above ground, and thankfully, no one was hurt. As a Twitter user by the name of RAT BOI LIVES! pointed out, “THE MTA IS TRULY THRIVING IN THESE TRYING TIMES!!!!” Ah, New York, aren’t you glamorous?