Forrest Gump’s ping-pong table, ‘The Detroiter,’ was made by this recently shuttered Ypsilanti company
Michigan Ladder in Ypsilanti has produced wooden, fiberglass and aluminum ladders for 12 decades, but is now shutting up shop. While the company, located since 1901 at 12 E. Forest Ave. in Depot Town, has always produced ladders, it also delved into furniture, ironing boards, boats and even an iconic ping-pong table used in national and international competitions. “If you saw the movie ‘Forrest Gump,’ we manufactured all of those ping-pong tables here,” Harrison said with pride during a recent interview. Harrison cites the business’ shutdown during the pandemic and supply chain difficulties as the reason for the company’s closure. “The supply chain now with the supply chain were sort of the final nail in our coffin,” Harrison said.mlive.com
Twyla Tharp, nearing 80, isn't slowing down. Next question?
NEW YORK – The new PBS documentary on dancer-choreographer Twyla Tharp is called “Twyla Moves.” In retrospect, that sounds a bit weak. AdGiven all that, it would seem obvious that something like a global pandemic wouldn't force Tharp off course, or keep her on the sofa binge-watching Netflix. Tharp explains it simply: "Part of the adventure for me has always been a physical challenge." In one old clip, TV host Dick Cavett asks Tharp what she does to relax after a long period of work. Tharp didn’t want the film, directed by Steven Cantor and part of the American Masters series, to feel like a biography.
Real estate in the Hamptons had its worst spring quarter in 8 years
Dick Cavett's estate in Montauk is listed at $33.95 million, down from $62 million in 2017. Source: CorcoranIt's been a cruel summer for Hamptons real estate Real estate sales and prices in the Hamptons continued to fall in the second quarter, marking a year and a half of declines, according to a report from Douglas Elliman and Miller Samuel. For decades, Hamptons real estate rose and fell with the stock market since so many of the buyers worked in finance and Wall Street. "You might look at Zillow and see nine properties on the oceanfront in Southampton, which looks like a lot," said Cody Vichinsky of Bespoke Real Estate in the Hamptons. Source: Corcoran"They know the market slows as people wait for the elections, and they see real estate as a buyer's market so they're jumping in," he said.cnbc.com