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October 29th, 2007

MAGGIE G. AND JOHN TURTURRO ON SHORT LIST FOR PS 100

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Maggie Gyllenhaal is looking to make a contriution to the community.

“Now that my daughter is older and I have more free time, I want to spend as much of it as possible helping people who don’t have all the advantages I have,” Gyllenhaal said told the Brooklyn Paper at a public school fundraising event at Acorn, a toy store in Cobble Hill.

And according to the New York Times City Section, actor John Tuturro is one of the Community Bookstore angels.

In April, an investment offering went out in which Ms. Bohne offered up to 49 percent ownership in the store to a group of friends willing to put up at least $10,000 apiece. So far, six people have signed up, including the actor John Turturro, a neighborhood resident and longtime customer.

“I’d never done this with a store,” Mr. Turturro said. “But now as I’m getting older, all these great small bookstores and art house movie theaters, so many things I love, are being swallowed up by a supermarket mentality.

Who’s on your short list?

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