A Charlie Brown Christmas coming to Secret Theatre

acharliebrownchristmasSecret Theatre Musicals is proud to announce

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30 @ 7:00pm;

Matinee Dec. 24 @ 2:00pm

Tickets $18 [$20 @ door] adults, $12 kids  & Family [4] $50

Available from secrettheatre.com or box office (718) 392-0722

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was first shown as an animated television special in 1965 and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since. This family-friendly holiday musical based on the beloved special follows Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang as they grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Helmed by Ashley Gunsteens we are proud that the team behind this year’s hit shows, A Chorus Line [6 NYIT nominations] and Puttnam Spelling Bee including Geena Quintos [A Chorus Line national tour] and MD Dan Garmon reunite with Producer Richard Mazda [Hair, Puttnam, A Chorus Line, Merchant of Venice] and Production Stage Manager, Michael Tosto*.

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When his attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus’ help to learn what the real meaning of Christmas is. Featuring the song, “Christmas Time is Here,” the music of Vince Guaraldi, and never-before-seen dance numbers, A Charlie Brown Christmas is the perfect way to ring in the holidays.

Directed by Ashley Gunsteens, choreographed by Geena Quintos, music directed by Dan Garmon, and produced by Richard Mazda; the show features actors Kyle Bary, Donnie Cianciotto*, Devin Conway, Dom Giovanni, Morgan Siobhan Green, Gavin Juckette, Nick Magnanti, Lauren Schaffel*, Claudia Smith, Kim Wilpon and Christopher Henry Young*.

*These actors appear by permission of Actors Equity Association under an Approved Actors Equity Showcase code.

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Façade work nears completion for The Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive

Back in October, we stopped by The Harrison at 27-21 44th Drive and noted that signage had appeared on site.1 When we stopped by last week, we saw that outside façade work has been moving along steadily, with that part of the project about 75 percent complete, as seen in the photo below.

Interested parties should visit TheHarrisonLIC.com. A spring 2017 delivery is expected.

Here’s more about the project from the website:

The Harrison features stainless steel appliances, Technistone countertops and Shaker-style cabinetry. South facing residences on floors four through 14 offer sweeping vistas of the Manhattan skyline, while units on floors 16 through 25 feature balconies. Additionally, certain units on floors 15 and 26 boast large terraces and two rear-facing, second-floor units provide access to large private backyards.

27-21 44th Drive

Signage has appeared at 27-21 44th Drive

27-21 44th Drive

27-21 44th Drive is moving along quickly

27-21 44th Drive

Rendering for 27-21 44th Drive

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Outside façade work underway at 27-19 44th Drive

The last time we checked in on the former site of LIC Auto Repair on 44-12 Purves Street a/k/a 27-19 44th Drive was in August, when construction had just topped out.1 Since then, construction crews have put up pipe scaffolding on the building as they work to finish the outside façade, as seen in the photo below. Signage on site says the project will be called “The Watermark” with an anticipated delivery date of summer of 2017.

According to permits filed in October 2014 first spotted by New York YIMBY,2 a 27-story building with 168 units (122,790 square feet) and a commercial space of 2,807 square feet will begin to rise soon.3

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Scaffolding is up at 27-19 44th Drive

27-19 44th Drive

The rendering for 27-19 44th Drive

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42-83 Hunter Street rises half way

The last time we stopped by 42-83 Hunter Street in October, construction just started peeking over the construction fence.1 When we stopped in last week, we saw that construction has risen five of eight floors, as seen in the photo below.

Permits approved by the Department of Buildings on March 12, 2015 call for an 8-story, 15 unit purely residential build with a FAR of 4.93.2 That works out to 12,336 square feet of residential space. New York YIMBY first spotted the permits back in December 2014, which were filed right before the new building code took effect.3

42-83 Hunter Street

42-83 Hunter Street is halfway up

42-83 Hunter Street

Rendering for 42-83 Hunter Street

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Workers’ Compensation, Injuries, In Steel Industry

In the U.S, the image of a steel worker is that of somebody who holds one of the most dangerous and difficult jobs. These people tolerate high temperatures and dirty working environments to create heavy metals that are used in the construction of bridges, buildings, cars and other products. Steel industry involves the manufacture of steel which is an alloy of carbon and iron. Steel mills use coal and iron ore and combine them chemically to fabricate rolled, molded or cast products.

Some of the dangers that steel workers experience include climbing great heights, working in hot environments, and dealing with hot molten steel among many other dangers. Therefore, when an injury happens, it is very serious. In several cases, these accidents lead to the death of workers causing great sadness, loss of companionship to loved ones, and an unpredictable future.

In case you are a steel worker who has been injured while on the job, you should file for workers compensation as soon as possible to receive medical benefits and wage replacement. Worker’s compensation is an insurance cover that provides medical and/or cash benefits to workers who have been injured while performing work-related duties or who have become ill.

Employers are responsible for paying this insurance policy, and employees are not entitled to the cost of compensation. The employer’s insurance carrier pays weekly medical care and cash benefits as stipulated by the Worker’s Compensation Board. This Board is a state agency that is responsible for processing claims. Therefore, if your employer’s insurance policy denies giving you the right amount, intervention by the Board might be necessary. The Board will then determine whether the insurer should reimburse for medical care, cash benefits, and any other amounts payable.

Injured Steel Worker’s Support

When you decide to work with an experienced attorney to help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits, you get the legal assistance, emotional and moral support that you deserve. Workers’ compensation attorneys understand that you may be going through a difficult time. If you or your loved one gets injured or dies in an accident, you will get the validation you deserve.

Common causes of steel workers’ injuries or death


Steel workers work with a lot of machinery and metal. One of the common tools used in steel mills is the metal shears which is very sharp. Metal shears can cause loss of limbs or serious cuts to workers.

Muscle strains

Steel workers often lift heavy objects. Lifting these objects can cause muscle strains in the arms, back, and legs.


Steelworkers always experience falls as they work, and this often happens because they tend to work high above the ground. Steelworkers work throughout the year and during their day to day activities, the surfaces can become slick. Making one wrong step can cause the fall of a worker.

How To Win Your Workers Compensation Claim

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident while on the job that causes death or serious injuries, The family of the deceased or injured worker should make a workers compensation claim. In case you don’t know how to go about it, or you are unsure about whether you will win your claim. Your lawyer will

analyze your workers’ compensation case and provide you with sound legal advice on how to win your case.

Jessica Kane is a professional blogger who writes for Federal Steel Supply, Inc., a leading steel tubing suppliers of carbon, alloy and stainless steel pipe, tubes, fittings and flanges.

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