TV/Film

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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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Flight of the Conchords Are Playing Stateside Gigs Later this Year

Posted February 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

Word on the street is beloved Lower East Side New Zealanders Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will be present stateside this year. Yep, the motherflippin’ comedic duo, who called the area home in HBO’s Flight of the Conchords are gearing up for a US Tour – basically their first real tour in five years. Dates have yet to […]

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Grand Street Makes it Into the Trailer for Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ [PHOTOS]

Posted February 16, 2015 at 6:02 am

Remember that time when Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer spent consecutive summer afternoons filming at the corner of Grand and Orchard Streets? Yeah, it was for that forthcoming chick flick called Trainwreck. Now, thanks to the official trailer released yesterday, we have an idea of how the neighborhood looks on the big screen. If you […]

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‘The Wolfpack’ Documentary About Teens Isolated in LES Housing Projects Wins Top Honors at Sundance

Posted February 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

The Lower East Side scored substantial exposure at the Sundance Film Festival this year with The Wolfpack. This film – created by director Crystal Moselle – won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. The Wolfpack chronicles the sheltered existence of seven siblings in a cramped NYCHA apartment on Delancey Street. The Angulo clan – […]

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Documentary About Streit’s Matzo Scores Festival Run Just Before the Lower East Side Departure

Posted January 30, 2015 at 10:18 am

The Streit’s Matzo factory only has a few months left on the Lower East Side, the neighborhood it called home for ninety years. After Passover – concluding April 11 – it’s all she wrote. In the end, it was filmmaker Michael Levine and producer Michael Green who chronicled the final years of the matzo-makers at […]

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A Glimpse of the Amato Opera House on the Bowery, Circa 1995 [VIDEO]

Posted January 28, 2015 at 9:20 am

A few days after unearthing his footage of Ludlow Street in 1995, Corey Shaff shares the following clip centered on the now-defunct Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery. Where the stage was allegedly smaller than the men’s room at the Met. It was initially produced for PBS that same year, but the public broadcasting channel decided the […]

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Forever Filming ‘Forever’ on the Lower East Side

Posted January 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

Forever filming Forever on the Lower East Side. Take 859. The ABC series is slated to resume its normal occupation of Suffolk Street today to film scenes at the faux Abe’s Antiques shop. This is the eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). Remember that the set was constructed here at 154 […]

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