Silver upstaged

Category: Misc./General Career News | Posted by: admin
Article Date: May 10, 2007 | Publication: Downtown Express | Author: Editors
Publication/Article Link:http://www.downtownexpress.com/de_209/undercover.html

Even Lower Manhattan’s most powerful state official gets upstaged sometimes.

Wearing a navy and red Rangers cap, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was at the Garden to support the Broadway Blueshirts in their game six tilt with the Sabres Sunday afternoon. Silver has been a regular at Rangers games this season — a fact not lost on the photographers from the New York Post and other tabloids. On Sunday, however, the arena’s camera crew passed right by Silver to instead zoom in on Gerard Butler, the star of “300,” who was sitting just a few seats away.

Though born in Glasgow, Butler also shares a connection to Lower Manhattan. He co-stars with Hilary Swank in the upcoming romantic tearjerker “P.S., I Love You,” which shot several scenes Downtown last fall.

Unfortunately, the combined support of the Speaker and the Spartan warrior was not enough to push the Rangers to victory. The Sabres beat New York, 5-4, ending the Blueshirts best playoff run since 1997.