Yesterday's New York Times article about the High Line Renegade Cabaret shed some light on our new favorite neighbor, who's been serenading park users since opening day. Patty Heffley, a former punk rock photographer, enlisted her jazz singer friend Elizabeth Soychak to help transform her fire escape from a laundry dryer into a bona fide stage. Heffley described the change succinctly in her first introduction:
"This is in response to 31 years of obscurity," Ms. Heffley announced from the fire escape. "Now, every day there are thousands of people looking in my window. We're not here to celebrate, we're here to exploit. Welcome to the Renegade Cabaret."
Despite running into some problems regarding the issue of where to hang her unmentionables up to dry, the High Line has helped lift Ms. Heffley into the spotlight, quite literally. The encouragement Ms. Heffley has recieved has led her to consider other possibilities. "I'll be putting other kinds of stuff out there, too" she says. "I have lots of ideas."
You can join the High Line Renegade Cabaret tonight from 9:00 - 10:00 PM at 20th Street.
Find out about showtimes and more at the High Line Renegade Cabaret Facebook group.
Read the full article here, and don't miss the slideshow!