Dave Chappelle Willing to Help Save Ill Brooklyn House

In this week’s Intelligencer, Marcus Baram reported on the perilous state of things for Broken Angel, that “kooky Clinton Hill building slash art project.” It is in violation of several building codes, and its owners need to scrape together $35,000 to make needed renovations. But they had an idea: Dave Chappelle and Michel Gondry used the building in their film Block Party; why not hit the two up for money. On Friday, after the magazine’s deadline, Chappelle’s publicist, Carla Sims, got back to us. She’d talked to the comic, and he expressed interest in supporting the efforts to save Broken Angel, she said. “Dave told me that he’d be open to doing a benefit concert or a screening.” Gondry’s rep has already said he’s willing.

Will Chappelle Mend Broken Angel? [NYM]