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‘Forever’ an Invasion on the Lower East Side

Posted December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

It never ends, does it. Filming activities for the ABC show Forever constantly plague the area east of Essex Street, at an average rate of once a week. With good reason. This is where the fictional Abe’s Antiques resides (154 Stanton), eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). The […]

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In Which Anthony Weiner Grabs Grub at Pret A Manger

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:38 am

Okay, so this is admittedly well outside our reach, but whatever. Friend of Boogie sent us this image of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger) grabbing grub at a midtown Pret A Manger. There he is at a table with some random dude talking shop. Apparently this was a couple weeks ago. We […]

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Courtney Sell’s Film About the Endangered Orchard Street Leather Vendors is Screening Tonight

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

It’s no secret, really, that the “bargain district” of Lower East Side yore is dead. Eroded so absolutely by the marching forces of gentrification. Still hanging onto that thread are a handful of leather and suitcase vendors on Orchard Street, mainly between Delancey and Rivington. The latest shuffle was Daniel’s Leather, which gave up its […]

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Showtime’s ‘Nurse Jackie’ Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted December 10, 2014 at 10:03 am

For the second day in a row, the same Hell Square intersection will host more filming activities. Today, the immediate vicinity of Orchard and Rivington Streets will be setting for a Nurse Jackie shoot. Nurse Jackie first premiered on Showtime back in 2009. Local production for the seventh and final season kicked off earlier this fall. […]

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City Lore is Hosting a Screening of Clayton Patterson’s ‘Captured’ on Wednesday

Posted December 9, 2014 at 10:15 am

The protest climate across the country, but particularly around the city, is the perfect backdrop to another screening of a local classic. Documentarian Clayton Patterson is rolling out his crowning achievement – Captured – for a Lower East Side encore. City Lore on East First Street is hosting the event on Wednesday (December 10) as […]

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‘Forever’ Continues Its Lower East Side Takeover Today

Posted December 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

Of all the shows that utilize the Lower East Side as backdrop – whether for past or present – it definitely seems as though Forever is one of the more intrusive productions. Ever since last summer, the ABC period piece continually invades the neighborhood to capture scenes. Most shoots are headquartered near the faux shop, Abe’s […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Continues Its Months-Long Filming Residency Today on the Lower East Side

Posted November 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

The season-long residency of Forever continues today on the Lower East Side. This ABC production has been headquartered east of Essex Street (between Houston and Delancey) since July. It was around that time that the production transformed 154 Stanton Street – Smart Clothes Gallery – into a faux shop called “Abe’s Antiques.” Four months out, […]

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‘Uncle Howard’ Remembers NYC Filmmaker Howard Brookner

Posted November 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

Howard Brookner’s heart and pulse was rooted in the chaotic, vibrant grid that is New York City. The filmmaker/director was a fixture on the Bowery. He called the Chelsea Hotel home. He’s regarded for his 1983 documentary on beat generation icon William S. Burrroughs, Burroughs: The Movie. The native New Yorker’s rich look at avant-garde […]

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Help Fund This New Documentary About Lower East Side Squatters Who Battled Giuliani [VIDEO]

Posted November 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

Lower East Side squatter history remains a fascinating, if not controversial chapter in the book of New York’s life. So much so that there is even a museum dedicated, at least partially, to preserving the cultural significance of the bygone movement – the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space. One upstart filmmaker hopes to capture the […]

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‘Salad Days’ Rock Doc Embraces DC Hardcore; Premieres Friday [Video]

Posted November 13, 2014 at 9:20 am

The Washington, D.C. hardcore scene of the eighties finally gets its due and proper. Sick of second fiddle, the new rock documentary – Salad Days: The Birth of Hardcore Punk in the Nation’s Capital – makes the case for the massive significance of the capital in shaping the genre and its DIY aesthetic. Filmmaker Scott […]

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