2007_01_brokenangeldave.jpgAn interesting update about fund-raising efforts for Broken Angel in New York magazine's Intelligencer: It seems that Dave Chappelle and director Michel Gondry have been contacted about doing a benefit at Pratt, but Chris Wood, the son of Broken Angel owners Arthur and Cindy Wood, hadn't heard anything from Chappelle and only "vague" things from Gondry. Gondry's rep, though, tells New York, “Michel would be willing to be of any assistance for the Broken Angel’s home, if he is able. He is open to holding a screening and/or a benefit concert with the Roots and Dave Chappelle to help raise money.” Now, to find out about the Roots's and Chappelle's availability and willingness!

Yesterday, Chris Wood explained that his parents' strange Brooklyn structure was for sale (because there are great financial costs to making the Department of Buildings' changes) while NY1 has been reporting that there are other efforts to keep the Woods at Broken Angel.

Photograph of Cindy Wood and Dave Chappelle by Chris Wood on Flickr