‘Limitless’ Sequel to Bradley Cooper Movie is Filming on Rivington Street Today

Posted November 13, 2015 at 5:19 am

It’s Friday the 13th, but nothing of the sort is filming on the Lower East Side. Only the television series sequel to Limitless, currently in its inaugural run for CBS. The production is centered in the immediate vicinity of Rivington and Forsyth Streets. Limitless premiered on CBS back in September, focusing on a man (Jake McDorman) who […]

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TV Land Comedy ‘Younger’ Filming in Hell Square Today

Posted November 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

TV Land comedy-drama, Younger, is headed to Hell Square today to shoot scenes for season 2. Signs are up from Orchard to Essex and Houston down to Rivington. A large chunk of territory. Younger is Darren Starr’s (Sex and the City) latest pet project, a single-camera series starring Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, […]

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Why You Might See ‘Madam Secretary’ Téa Leoni on East Broadway Today

Posted November 4, 2015 at 10:23 am

​The Seward Park environs have all of a sudden become a popular filming destination. Indeed. In the last couple weeks alone, over three big-budget productions clogged the streets to film scenes – two of which were from HBO. This time around, it’s the Secretary of State coming to the neighborhood. The fake one (i.e. Téa […]

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Showtime Series ‘Billions’ Filming on Henry Street Today

Posted November 3, 2015 at 5:17 am

Apparently the billionaire boys club will be on the Lower East Side today. Showtime is on location today, shooting scenes for its forthcoming drama, Billions. Production is centered in and around Rutgers and Henry Streets, so watch your step. And maybe keep an eye out for Paul Giamatti, who is co-starring in the cat-and-mouse series. […]

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Documentary About Chinatown Fair Arcade Premieres at IFC Center November 14 [VIDEO]

Posted October 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four-and-a-half years since the last true gamer’s paradise in Manhattan – Chinatown Fair Video Arcade – shuttered and hauled ass to Brooklyn (i.e. Next Level Arcade). Yes, a rebooted version arrived in the spring of 2012, but it’s just not the same. It’s missing something. This iteration […]

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Here is the Lego ‘Ghostbusters’ Firehouse HQ You Always Wanted

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:14 am

It’s been just about a year since we caught wind of something strange in the neighborhood … in building block form. Riding high on the coattails of the upcoming 30th anniversary of Ivan Reitman‘s cinematic cult classic Ghostbusters, Lego embarked on one of its crowdsourcing efforts, and landed on Brent Waller’s design of the Ecto-1 as its next project. And they didn’t […]

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HBO’s Scorsese/Jagger Series ‘Vinyl’ Taking Over the LES Today; Will Shoot at Mission Chinese

Posted October 27, 2015 at 5:19 am

HBO’s love affair with the Lower East Side continues. For the second time this month, the hotly anticipated Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger series, Vinyl, will occupy an enormous swath of Lower East Side territory. From Rivington to Rutgers Street, in fact. All day today. The usual no parking signs envelop the street furniture east of Hell […]

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HBO Wants to Film Scorsese/Jagger Series ‘Vinyl’ in Your Living Room

Posted October 7, 2015 at 10:33 am

If you live in the vicinity of 253 East Houston (at Suffolk), now is your chance to have your abode on the small screen. HBO sent its scouts to the Lower East Side this week with the goal of finding apartments for its highly-anticipated music series, Vinyl. The crew is specifically looking for an “apartment with […]

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Named After Beastie Boys Album, Star Wars Alien ‘Ello Asty’ is Born to Ill

Posted October 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

The original Star Wars trilogy remains a personal obsession. Despite the creative meddlings of George Lucas, who butchered the legacy with revisionist history and a second trilogy of insufferable prequels. We devoured much of the literature on the fantasy world, including the Timothy Zahn Thrawn series from the early nineties. And one of the things […]

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Katz’s Deli Sketch on SNL Lampoons Famous ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Orgasm Scene [VIDEO]

Posted October 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

Saturday night saw the premiere of Saturday Night Live, thus lifting the curtain on the forty-first season. One sketch in particular stands apart. A sketch centered at Katz’s Deli, the Lower East Side institution that often figures prominently in the open credit roll. Three of the female lead actresses – Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, and […]

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