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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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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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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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‘Limitless’ TV Sequel to Bradley Cooper Movie is Filming on East Broadway Today

Posted July 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

A solid chunk of the Lower East Side below East Broadway is earmarked for filming activities today. On the docket is production for the television sequel to the 2011 film Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper. The obligatory laminates currently criss-cross the blocks from Clinton and Rutgers Streets. Back in May, CBS ordered the Limitless sequel, a […]

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Now’s Your Chance to be an Extra in the Scorsese-Jagger HBO Music Series

Last modified August 9, 2015 at 7:32 pm

HBO is currently in production on a new music-oriented series from Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. The unnamed show is not even out yet and already garnering accolades and critical acclaim. It’s about a music executive navigating the glorified, though changing, scene of the 1970s. Boardwalk Empire creator Terrence Winter is also attached to the […]

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Revisiting Nirvana’s First NYC Gig at the Pyramid 26 Years Ago [VIDEO]

Posted July 17, 2015 at 10:16 am

Tomorrow marks the twenty-sixth anniversary of Nirvana’s first gig in New York City. On July 18, 1989, the Aberdeen-based outfit performed at The Pyramid in the East Village as part of the “New Music Seminar” that year. The show had long bounced around the bootleg circuit, but became more widely available with the connectivity of […]

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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series is Back on the Lower East Side Today and Tomorrow

Posted July 16, 2015 at 5:14 am

Here we go again. Marvel’s new Netflix series – AKA Jessica Jones – is back on the Lower East Side for two consecutive days of filming. Today and tomorrow, production will be headquartered in the vicinity of Essex and Stanton Streets. As before, the scattered “no parking” signs carry the misleading title of “Violet,” you know, […]

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