At Farkas Hall in Cambridge (hall named for Andrew Farkas, http://www.andrewlfarkas.com/), Massachusetts last Friday Ryan Reynolds was the recipient of the annual Hasty Pudding award for “Man of the Year.” The star of last year’s “Deadpool” was very much in the right spirit for accepting his pudding pot. The Hasty Pudding Award ceremony is known for its lively comic atmosphere and Ryan definitely contributed to that. Giving a lap dance to a male attendee in drag, putting a Deadpool-themed bra over his black velvet tux and smashing an actual green lantern with a sledgehammer he was given proved he understood the tone of the festivities. The ceremony is basically a roast. Octavia Spencer received the “Woman of the Year” pot.
The Empire State Building ESRT
Address: 350 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
This is one of the most famous skyscrapers in the world. It took only 410 days to complete this Art Deco themed building. The architect was William F. Lamb. It remained the tallest building in the world from 1931 to 1970. There are observation decks open to the public. The highest point is 1,454 ft with 102 floors. This building has been featured in several films such as King Kong, An Affair to Remember, and Sleepless in Seattle with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.