Katz’s Deli Sketch on SNL Lampoons Famous ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Orgasm Scene [VIDEO]

Posted October 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

Saturday night saw the premiere of Saturday Night Live, thus lifting the curtain on the forty-first season. One sketch in particular stands apart. A sketch centered at Katz’s Deli, the Lower East Side institution that often figures prominently in the open credit roll. Three of the female lead actresses – Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, and […]

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The new Ecto-1 on Eldridge St.

The Ghostbusters Sequel Filmed in Chinatown Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted September 21, 2015 at 5:12 am

After all the hoopla and backlash about filming the all female Ghostbusters sequel (nay, reboot) in Boston, production was centered back in the Gotham the last week. A homecoming of sorts. We caught the crew shooting scenes on Henry Street yesterday, operating under the misleading guise of “Flapjack.” We happened upon one set outside the Episcopal Church […]

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Woody Allen Just Transformed Eldridge Street for His New Film

Last modified September 18, 2015 at 4:14 pm

Woody Allen has just transformed lower Eldridge Street into his own version of Chinatown. Circa 1930s, judging by the prop cars parked curbside. Storefronts are also masquerading for the day, including a 99-cent shop playing the part of a Chop Suey joint. It’s all part of his latest feature film – more than 40 in […]

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Woody Allen is Filming His Newest Movie in Chinatown Today

Posted September 18, 2015 at 5:16 am

Here he comes. Woody Allen is in the neighborhood today to film scenes for his latest feature. Looks like production will occupy the stretch of pavement in and around Eldridge and East Broadway. So far, the new movie is running with the working title of “WASP.” It’s an acronym for the “Woody Allen Summer Project.” Much […]

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‘Broad City’ Season 3 Filming in Hell Square Today

Posted August 24, 2015 at 10:27 am

Fans of comedic duo Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson should take note. The hit Comedy Central show, Broad City, will be filming in Hell Square today. Neon laminates have been taped to street furniture along Rivington since last week. In this case, some trickery was employed to mask the production. “BCS” is listed as the […]

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Shooting "Kids" in 1994, Photo: Gunars Elmuts

A New Documentary About ‘KIDS’ is in the Works

Posted August 12, 2015 at 5:18 am

KIDS just celebrated its twenty-year anniversary with style. The movie screened in 35MM format last month at the theater where it all began in 1995. The Angelika Film Center. Cast members were there for Q&A. KIDS was, and remains a traumatizing piece of filmmaking. It’s one of those movies which is so great, yet nearly […]

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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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Jim Gaffigan Shows Lower East Side Love in his New TV Land Sitcom

Posted August 4, 2015 at 9:23 am

Battle-hardened Lower East Siders understand that, any given day, there is usually some TV show or movie filming on the corner. Living in a constant film set is oftentimes a pain in the ass. And the output isn’t usually worthy of the nuisance caused. Sometimes, however, it’s refreshing to see a local homegrown production use […]

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MORUS Film Fest Brings ‘Subversion & the City’ this Weekend

Posted July 30, 2015 at 5:18 am

There’s more to anarchy than a little Project Mayhem. To prove it, this weekend the East Village Community Gardens will set the stage for a unique visual series exploring grassroots activism, how it has defined the steadfast voices of opposition on the Lower East Side, and how unconventional involvement can spark real change for the future. The spirit of Anarchy is embedded […]

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Photo: Isael Perez

Why there was a Subway Entrance on Avenue C Yesterday

Posted July 29, 2015 at 10:42 am

Alphabet City was Brooklyn yesterday. For a brief period, at least. This realistic subway entrance appeared yesterday morning in the abandoned Mobil gas station that will soon sprout new development. Its placement was actually a filming prop for the CBS show Blue Bloods, which often films around the Lower East Side. Naturally. Several readers spotted […]

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