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HBO Drops Trailer for Times Square Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ [VIDEO]

Posted June 2, 2017 at 5:11 am

HBO’s forthcoming Times-Square-in-the-seventies drama, The Deuce, now has a trailer and official release date. The highly anticipated eight-episode first season debuts September 10. James Franco is attached to the project and plays the role of twin brothers who are mob players in this oft-romanticized underworld. Maggie Gyllenhaal co-stars as a Times Square prostitute. The pilot was […]

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HBO’s Times Square Porn Drama is Back on Essex Street Today

Posted September 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The area surrounding Essex and Rivington Streets is apparently the backdrop of choice for HBO’s new period-drama, The Deuce. Filming returns to the neighborhood today after a brief hiatus. Evoking the nickname bestowed upon 42nd Street of yore, The Deuce explores the “legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through […]

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HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Back on the LES Today for More Filming

Posted July 6, 2016 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side will again be transported to its former life in the 1970s, courtesy of HBO. For the rest of the day, the highly-anticipated New York City porn drama, The Deuce, will be filming scenes around the neighborhood. A large swath of territory from the Bowery to Essex Street, in fact. Evoking the nickname […]

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HBO Scratches Scorsese/Jagger Music Drama ‘Vinyl’ After 1 Season

Last modified June 23, 2016 at 7:27 am

You won’t be seeing the revived Max’s Kansas City or other exotic throwback sets around the Lower East Side anymore. Or casting calls asking for extras. Vinyl was scratched from the HBO roster this week after a mere ten episodes on the network. The highly polarizing period piece (you either loved or loathed it) was produced by Martin […]

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David Simon’s HBO Porn Drama ‘The Deuce’ Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted June 16, 2016 at 9:32 am

Recent HBO programming has a hard-on for the Lower East Side. It’s not just the seventies period piece Vinyl which recently scouted the neighborhood, but also porn drama The Deuce. Correct. The new show – centered on the porn industry that encapsulated Times Square in the 1970s – will film scenes on Rivington Street today. Standard “no […]

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See How these Artists Recreated ‘Game of Thrones’ at Angel Orensanz [PHOTOS]

Posted April 21, 2016 at 10:19 am

“You have left the gritty streets of New York City behind,” proclaimed press literature upon entering Angel Orensanz last night. For one evening, the historic Norfolk Street synagogue was transformed into an homage to Game of Thrones. As previously reported, HBO tapped five artists to reinterpret notable scenes/characters by creating “an immersive art experience influenced […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Comes to the Lower East Side this Week with ‘Immersive Art Experience’

Last modified April 18, 2016 at 11:50 pm

Winter might be ending for us plebs in the northern hemisphere, but not in Game of Thrones. The popular HBO series returns next Sunday for its highly-anticipated sixth season. As part of the overall marketing push, the cable network is coming to the Lower East Side for an exclusive art exhibit. “Art the Throne,” as […]

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HBO’s Scorsese/Jagger Series ‘Vinyl’ Taking Over the LES Today; Will Shoot at Mission Chinese

Posted October 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

HBO’s love affair with the Lower East Side continues. For the second time this month, the hotly anticipated Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger series, Vinyl, will occupy an enormous swath of Lower East Side territory. From Rivington to Rutgers Street, in fact. All day today. The usual no parking signs envelop the street furniture east of Hell […]

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HBO Wants to Film Scorsese/Jagger Series ‘Vinyl’ in Your Living Room

Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

If you live in the vicinity of 253 East Houston (at Suffolk), now is your chance to have your abode on the small screen. HBO sent its scouts to the Lower East Side this week with the goal of finding apartments for its highly-anticipated music series, Vinyl. The crew is specifically looking for an “apartment with […]

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Your First Look at Martin Scorsese’s HBO Music Series ‘Vinyl’ [VIDEO]

Posted August 10, 2015 at 9:28 am

Needle drop. Last week, HBO unleashed the first teaser trailer for the much-anticipated music series, Vinyl. Wow. There’s enough in this clip to whet your whistle, from the soundtrack (New York Dolls) and setting (NYC) to the sex and drugs. Unfortunately, the real deal won’t air until 2016. Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and showrunner/writer Terrence […]

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