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Richard Gere Returns to the Lower East Side Today as a Homeless Man for ‘Time Out of Mind’

Posted April 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

Once again, the feature film Time Out of Mind will be filming in the neighborhood today. Richard Gere will likely be around to reprise his role as a homeless dude. Shooting will predominantly transpire in the immediate vicinity of the Essex Market. Time Out of Mind stars Richard Gere as a homeless New Yorker who tries to reconnect with […]

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NYC Photography Legend Flo Fox Gets Her Close-Up In ‘FLO’ Doc

Posted March 25, 2014 at 10:15 am

Back in 1980, New York City photographer Flo Fox divulged on Tomorrow with Tom Snyder that taking photographs was the “…the only way to hold on to anything, through any type of memory, was photographs.” She’s been doing it for nearly four decades. Her works capture real life in the Big Apple with plenty of […]

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Fox’s Batman Prequel Series ‘Gotham’ Filming on the Lower East Side Today

Last modified March 24, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Later today, the Lower East Side will become backdrop for filming of a new Batman series called Gotham. Signs are up along both sides of Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just south of Houston. Back in the fall, Fox ordered a first season from Warner Bros. Television for this new Batman prequel concept. The one-hour comic […]

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50 Cent’s ‘Power’ Filming Along Sara D. Roosevelt Park Today

Posted March 21, 2014 at 10:21 am

The eastern border of Sara D. Roosevelt Park between Delancey and Houston (and a two-block buffer) will be a busy corridor of filming activities today. “No Parking” signs have been taped to local street furniture for the last week, informing neighbors that 50 Cent’s Power is returning. The production was last spotted in these parts back […]

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ABC Pilot ‘Forever’ Filming on the LES Today; Transforms Former Earnest Sewn Into Antiques Shop

Posted March 14, 2014 at 11:07 am

The obligatory “no parking signs” have been in place for nearly a week in anticipation of another film job. A new network television pilot will invade Chinatown today, making it the third production to shoot scenes in the neighborhood this week. Warner Brothers Television is behind the new supernatural drama called Forever, which will appear […]

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Revisiting Aronofsky’s ‘Pi’ and Its Scenes on the Lower East Side

Posted March 14, 2014 at 10:00 am

Today is “Pi Day.” March 14 = 3.14… So, in honor of this super significant annual milestone, it’s fitting to look at the movie inspired by the number. Darren Aronofsky’s directorial debut, 1998′s Pi. Pi is a fucked up psychological thriller that centers on protagonist Max Cohen. The numbers-obsessed recluse discovers a 216-digit string which […]

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Marky Ramone Selected as Celebrity Judge for the LES Film Festival

Posted March 13, 2014 at 6:09 am

Currently in its fifth year, the LES Film Festival just netted Ramones replacement drummer Marky Ramone as celebrity judge. He joins the 2014 Music Video judging panel. In other LES Film Festival news, the deadline for submissions – shorts, features, documentaries, music videos – has been extended. You now have until March 31 to get […]

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Adam Sandler Back in the Neighborhood to Film ‘The Cobbler’

Posted March 12, 2014 at 6:04 am

We haven’t seen much in the way of The Cobbler in these parts since late last year. At the time, namely November, the quasi-indie flick transformed a section of working class Forsyth Street into the faux setting that included a shoe shop and barber. Adam Sandler and Method Man spent weeks filming onsite. Well, it […]

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Cinemax Debuts First Teaser Trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Knick’

Posted March 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

Cinemax lifted the curtain on the first teaser trailer for their period drama, The Knick. There’s not really much to see in this preview, certainly living up to its designation as a tease. Not even one friggin’ frame of the weeks-long film shoot that transpired on Orchard Street last November. Instead we hear a pulse […]

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‘Blue Bloods’ Taking Over the Lower East Side Today

Posted March 10, 2014 at 9:32 am

CBS will occupy a large swath of the Lower East Side today to film scenes for its popular Blue Bloods cop drama. A record area of real estate is cordoned off for the shoot, from the Bowery eastward to Norfolk Street. Buckle up. And don’t let those PAs boss you.

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