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2008_07_fiveleaves.jpgBack in March BlackBook speculated that there was a major celebrity backer at a new plywooded spot at 18 Bedford by McCarren Park. It turns out they were right, and the celebrity in question is the late Heath Ledger: "The late actor, who's last movie is obviously doing pretty well, was a key backer of the the project and was going to be a full partner. His untimely death put the project in jeopardy, but his father became executor of the estate and because he knew how much the project meant to Heath, he released the funds to finish construction. The name Five Leaves is a working name." [DBTH; previously]

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