My morning walk in Central Park was something out of a Mary Higgins Clark novel.
Rory and I were taking ‘the long way’ in the direction of the Great Lawn. That’s when I noticed the two black SUVs with blacked-out windows on the walking path.
An unusual sight, but we kept going.
When we rounded the corner at the Delacorte Theater — home of Shakespeare in the Park — I saw at least 15 police cars, lights flashing, and a helicopter parked on the Great Lawn. Officers were clustered around the banks of the pond behind the outdoor amphitheater.
I felt like I had been plunged into an episode of Castle. Nathan Fillion was in town earlier this week to tape Late Show with David Letterman…but sadly, he wasn’t about.
The officers who were there weren’t giving up any information. A park security officer said they thought someone had drowned, but she was found alive. But a woman walking in the park a bit earlier in the morning said she saw them remove something from the lake.
News crews were on site, but I couldn’t score any info on their websites. So, the mystery continues.
Not bad for a morning walk, huh?
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It’s one of the first signs of summer in New York City:
The long line of people waiting for tickets to Shakespeare in the Park at Central Park’s Delacorte Theatre.
Rory and I walk by them almost every morning on our way to the Great Lawn. They are in chairs and sleeping bags, reading and napping and sometimes eating breakfast. (Those are Rory’s favorites.)
In recent years, when Anne Hathaway and Al Pacino headlined productions in Shakespeare in the Park, the line was ginormous even in the early morning hours. On a couple of occasions, the stars themselves were rumored to have brought snacks to the fans camped out in line.
This year? The lines for performances of All’s Well that Ends Well and Measure for Measure have been scrawny at best, even by mid-morning. But then again, there are no celebrities in the cast.
Which begs the question:
Are people really hot for Shakespeare or movie stars?
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