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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

Posted July 20, 2015 at 10:32 am

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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Relive the 1977 NYC ‘Blackout’ with PBS Documentary Tonight

Posted July 14, 2015 at 8:23 am

Some Boogie readers remember the New York City blackout of 1977, which resulted in the looting of over 1,600 stores and the setting of over 1,000 fires across the five boroughs. The city, which was dealing with unemployment, a limited police force, high crime, near-bankruptcy, a serial killer on the loose, a garbage strike and […]

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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series Returns to the Bowery Today

Posted July 7, 2015 at 10:12 am

For the second time within a month, that new Netflix-funded Marvel Comics series will be filming on the Bowery. (They will also be in Alphabet City today) It’s called AKA Jessica Jones, but operating under the guise of a production entitled “Violet.” That’s the name listed on the “no parking” signs that arrived before the holiday weekend. […]

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‘Off Track Betty’ Short Film Captures Delancey Street in Flux, and One Woman’s Faded Sense of Belonging

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

One local filmmaker just completed a film shot completely around the Lower East Side. Specifically, the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. Its subject matter is also of the neighborhood. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no longer recognizes, nor belongs in […]

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Revived from the Dead, ‘Unforgettable’ Filming on Essex Street Today

Posted June 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

The troubled police procedural Unforgettable is back in production as we speak, and will be filming scenes on the Lower East Side today. Those obligatory “no parking” signs cordon off the area surrounding East Houston and Essex Streets. Unforgettable has been rather, well, forgettable. CBS canceled the show twice during its four-year run. Cable network […]

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