Check Out the Transformed Orchard Street for the Set of Cinemax’s ‘The Knick’

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 at 10:00 am by

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Select stores in the vicinity of Orchard and Broome Streets are now masquerading as turn-of-the-century businesses. As we first reported last week, the temporary change is part of a film shoot for the new Cinemax series entitled The Knick.

The Mark Miller Gallery and Ja-Mil Uniforms both have old school awnings and signs for the fictional pawn broker tenant; the Tenement Museum offices boasts leafing for a kosher establishment (in Hebrew) and watch store; the Broome Street laundromat has a generic new storefront. Overnight guards are also employed to ensure no one meddles with the set design.

The Knick is a period piece that focuses on the staff of the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York City circa 1900. Clive Owen stars and Steven Soderbergh is in the director’s chair.

Filming commences tomorrow and will continue through Tuesday.

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