Wednesday, May 03, 2006

His mission, and he chose to accept it

Tom Cruise had quite a gig today promoting "Mission Impossible 3" around New York City. A firetruck took him from a premiere at Times Square to a helipad on 34th Street, from where he flew to a waiting motorcycle downtown (but not before a detour around the Statue of Liberty). After that, he rode up the West Side Highway to the Tribeca Performing Arts Center for another premiere. The rest of his trip included a powerboat up the Hudson River to Harlem for another premiere. After that, he took the D train down to the Ziegfeld Theatre on 54th Street for the evening premiere. The subway car was rented from the city, for obvious reasons.

The Ziegfeld is next door to where I work; in fact, our building sits on top of where the original Ziegfeld was. There was a huge crowd that turned out for the premiere. After I got out of work, I took a few pictures, but they don't indicate just how many people there were.


Blogger TKC said...

I wonder if I could rent a subway car?

Is it just a matter of money or do you have to know someone?

Thursday, May 04, 2006 7:53:00 PM  
Blogger Perry Eidelbus said...

I'm pretty sure you have to have to know someone, or at least be a big celebrity. In this case, I'm sure Mayor Bloomberg's office was more than happy to accept $10,000 and get a nicer kind of publicity for the city.

Monday, May 08, 2006 4:37:00 PM  

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