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‘The Knick’ is Filming Scenes for Season 2 in Little Italy Today

Posted March 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here comes The Knick, ready to transform another downtown neighborhood into a turn-of-the-century set. For the second season, the Cinemax show is shooting interior scenes today within the confines of Little Italy. The standard “no parking” laminates have demarcated the filming zone since last week. However, unlike the last time The Knick was in these parts, the […]

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‘Sharing’ in Seward Park Today (Or, Why You Might See McLovin on the Lower East Side)

Posted March 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

Denizens of Seward Park, keep your eyes peeled for McLovin today. The Superbad star (pka Christopher Mitz-Plasse), pretty much typecast this point as a nerdy dude in everything he does, will probably be in the neighborhood today to film scenes for a new NBC ensemble comedy pilot called Sharing. The requisite “no parking” notices are taped […]

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Here Are Some Lessons for All the Novice New Yorkers Out There [VIDEO]

Last modified March 20, 2015 at 10:24 am

Fresh off the boat newcomers to New York City are forced to learn fairly quickly about the way things work in this town. It’s a science, as any longtime denizen will tell you. There is proper protocol for every bit of minutia from subway etiquette to walking the sidewalks and hailing cabs. Volumes (or videos) […]

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NBC’s Conspiracy Drama ‘Blindspot’ is Filming on Orchard Street the Next Two Days

Posted March 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

It’s been a minute since film crews have totally invaded the intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets. Thought we’d escaped, didn’t you? Not quite. NBC is in the neighborhood today to shoot scenes for a pilot series called Blindspot. As of this morning, the cones and light rig are already in place. It’s gonna get […]

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Watch This ‘Yiddish Love Story’ at Dixon Place on Sunday

Posted March 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here’s something heartwarming to tide you over ’til spring. Judy Schiller’s directorial debut, It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story is making its way to the Lower East Side. To Dixon Place on Chrystie Street, in fact. The documentary embarks on two different journeys, sharing the childhood stories of Schiller’s parents, an elderly Jewish couple. Her mother resided in Poland […]

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Jim Gaffigan Filming His New TV Land Sitcom in Hell Square Today

Posted March 9, 2015 at 9:21 am

Long-stalled comedy project, The Gaffigan Show, will quarter itself on the Lower East Side today for filming. The shoot is to take place in Hell Square, and this time, with a whole new cast. The Gaffigan Show – formerly known as Gaffigan – has been in development since 2013. CBS twice tried to see Jim […]

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Looking ‘Down Orchard Street’ for the Remaining Bargain District Vendors [VIDEO]

Posted March 4, 2015 at 9:20 am

This one tugs at the heart strings, especially since those old-school “callers” are damn near gone. You know, those relentless men hawking their wares (mostly leather) on Orchard Street. Local filmmakers Courtney Fathom Sell and Louis Ressy have been chronicling the discount leather businesses’ fight for survival these last few years. The duo made a “portrait […]

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Maybelline is Filming a Commercial in Hell Square Today

Posted February 24, 2015 at 10:10 am

Guess that urine-soaked grime of Hell Square is appealing enough to Maybelline to help sell cosmetics and such. The makeup brand is to occupy the embattled area later today to shoot a commercial. The area is cordoned off with the requisite traffic cones and filming signs. Is the latest foundation line called “vomit crust”?

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Netflix and Hulu Are Both Filming New Series on the Lower East Side Today

Posted February 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

Two heavy hitter digital content services are filming on opposite ends of the Lower East Side today. Both Netflix and Hulu are in the area today to shoot scenes for their original programming. First, the Netflix show AKA Jessica Jones is on the Bowery and points west. This show is operating under the guise of […]

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Aronofsky’s ‘Chromista’ is Filming a Commercial Near Seward Park Today

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:12 am

Two years ago, Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky launched a commercial production house dubbed Chromista. The venture – co-led by executive producers Ted Robbins and Sandy Haddad – offers services to create “high-level advertising” for its clients. The directorial roster includes Kasra Farahani, Daniel Portrait of Kamp Grizzly, Xavier Mairesse, and Josh Cole. Why bring it up? Well, […]

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