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12 p.m.-5 p.m. [Free], Bookfest at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum includes readings and art-making with Brooklyn-based writers and illustrators. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. A best-selling book and his portrayal by Al Pacino in the 1973 film “Serpico” helped make his name synonymous with facing down wrongdoing.
Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. In the early 1970s, a police officer named Frank Serpico became New York City’s best-known whistle-blower by speaking up against widespread corruption in the Police Department. He was assigned to the 81st precinct. Frank Serpico, though sprawling and seething, isn't a hagiography. I was on my way to meet friends at a free concert. | Rating: 3.5/5 Mr. Serpico, who was profiled in a 2017 documentary and in another film this year, is a Brooklyn native who joined the Police Department in 1959 and grew increasingly disillusioned by the number of officers “on the pad,” or accepting bribes and payoffs from criminals, bookies and the like. In 2015, he ran for a seat on the town board but was not successful. Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. In October 2014, Serpico had an interview published in Politico about police violence. Upon returning to New York, he took up work as a part-time private investigator. |. As a plainclothes officer, his job was to expose vice racketeering. He has not gone away quietly. The story garnered attention right across the U.S., and the New York mayor, John V. Lindsay, set up a panel of five to investigate the accusations. “To them, I’m no whistle-blower,” he said. There was no formal investigation. Don't have an account? The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. It probes instead into Serpico's personal agonies. In May 1971, Frank Serpico testified before the Knapp Commission about a departmental trial on a lieutenant who had allegedly taken bribes from gamblers. He has long maintained that he got no backup from his colleagues because of his pariah status. When we got to the corner of Colonial Road and Bay Ridge Avenue — 69th Street to earlier generations — the driver left the front doors, and yelled into the pizzeria on the corner. He greeted every passenger with a hearty “Good evening” before they had a chance to say anything. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. The life of Frank Serpico, the former NYPD officer and whistle blower who exposed rampant corruption in the department in the '60s and '70s. So Mr. Serpico chuckled over the phone this week when asked about the whistle-blower who has created a political firestorm by coming forward on White House activity regarding a call to the president of Ukraine. In March of that same year, Serpico’s only child was born. The sun and pleasant temperatures will stick around over the weekend. There were four policemen there, and they sent Serpico in to knock on the door of the drug dealers. 7 p.m. [$32.61], The Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival screen four short films at the Dwyer Cultural Center in Manhattan. In 1959, he joined the New York City Police Department (NYPD). A City Council bill would ban vendors at the Christmas lights spectacle in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. There are no featured audience reviews for Frank Serpico at this time. Most of the ticketed events — including dinners at some of New York’s best restaurants and talks with food experts — are sold out, but a free section of “The Park” at Bryant Park will feature the best of Smorgasburg, an outdoor bar and an artisanal marketplace. For the most part this is an engaging refresher course in what fighting the power looks like. |, October 31, 2017
In the early 1970s, one man stood up to the entire New York City police force. Cinemark 2:40 p.m. [$12], Try a pickle on a stick or ice cream churned with dill and garnished with gherkins at Pickle Day on Orchard Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.