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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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‘Crime’ Takes Hold of the Lower East Side for HBO

Posted January 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

Crime is coming to the Lower East Side today. As in the new HBO miniseries currently in production. Two different areas are selected for the shoot, including Hell Square and the streets beside the Manhattan Bridge entrance. The eight-hour program – born as an unaired pilot starring the late James Gandolfini – is a New […]

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Remember When MTV Created a Virtual Lower East Side?

Posted January 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

Remember that time when MTV created a virtual Lower East Side landscape? Yup. Back in mid-2007, the colossal media company unveiled what it called vLES, a forum for computer-bound folk to explore the “mecca of all things creative” without the need to leave the house. Within this loose interpretation of the neighborhood, avatars could interact […]

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You Can Catch ‘The Interview’ at Cinema Village Tomorrow

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:39 am

In an about-face yesterday afternoon, the embattled Sony Pictures studio decided to pony up and release the controversial comedy, The Interview, on Christmas Day. Only in those theaters willing to participate, estimated at about 200 indie screens. If you live on the Lower East Side, though, consider yourself lucky. The only location showing the film within the […]

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Revisiting Rachel Amodeo’s East Village Classic ‘What About Me’ [INTERVIEW]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 10:30 am

I don’t know about you, but every time I find out about a movie that was filmed in the East Village circa NOT present day, I get super excited. I revel in the unique gritty history, and how the streets were not littered with a Starbucks and ::insert generic Bank name here:: every other step. That’s […]

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The Daily Show Does a Bit on SantaCon, Interviews Organizer ‘Costume Jim’ [VIDEO]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

Last night, five whole days after SantaCon blew through New York City, the The Daily Show decided to air a quick treatment of the event. As you would imagine, the segment exposes the shitshow that happens each year. Most interesting, though, is watching the footage after learning about Costume Jim Glaser and his ties to […]

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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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