mikeymiggz OP t1_jeck5ah wrote

Yes, that was me! I sporadically drudged thru S4. There were weird, slightly edited lost episodes (?) with the old cast in S4. I had to stop & google cuz that hurt my brain. It was good to see Leslie Bega again tho 😍

And you were right about Billy. I may even check the canceled spin-off, just because it's Billy!


mikeymiggz OP t1_jecg4fq wrote

>That was my first exposure to Billy Connolly

Same here. I also watched his many appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Idk anything outside of that, tho. I googled him & he apparently retired from show biz last decade after being diagnosed with Parkinsons. Still looks sharp at 80!

>Plus the one guy went on to be that extremely sketchy producer at Nickelodeon...

Some of his jokes on the show did not age well, given the accusations.


mikeymiggz OP t1_je6eppg wrote

>The development team behind renovations planned for the historic Jacob Riis Park bathhouse, following the extensive damages it suffered during Superstorm Sandy, has landed $47.5 million in financing to move ahead with the project. CBSK Developers, Brooklyn Bazaar and Aulder Capital closed on the money, split between a $32.5 million construction loan from Procida and a $15 million historic tax credit equity investment from Foss & Co. Work on the Rockaway Beach project began last month, and the developers expect to complete it by the summer of 2024.

>The bathhouse dates back to 1932 but had been underutilized for almost 50 years. It was hit hard during Superstorm Sandy, which destroyed its doors and window coverings and knocked down its courtyard wall.

>Jacob Riis Park became part of the National Park Service in 1972, and the federal agency selected events and concession company Brooklyn Bazaar to renovate the bathhouse following an RFP process. Brooklyn Bazaar and development partner CBSK inked a 60-year lease for the bathhouse with the National Park Service in October.

>The total cost of the project is estimated to be $65 million, and the developers will put up the remaining $17.5 million themselves.

>The overhaul is starting with a renovation of the building's facade, windows and turrets. The developers will also add a rooftop restaurant, a beachfront bar, ground-floor eateries and retailers selling beach supplies to the structure.

>The project will bring 28 hotel rooms to the bathhouse as well, along with a catering hall, event spaces, and a new pool and lounge areas to its outdoor courtyard. The renovations will preserve the famous Byzantine, Moorish and Moderne influences in the bathhouse's architecture. "The building has been an iconic landmark on the Queens waterfront for decades, and our restoration plan for the bathhouse will transform it into a modern beachfront hub complete with a full range of amenities for the public," CBSK Principal Scott Shnay said in a statement.