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Seth Rogen’s Christmas Comedy Taking Over 169 Bar Until Friday

Posted August 19, 2014 at 10:08 am

Seth Rogen’s new film, Xmas, will take over (and shut down) 169 Bar for the remainder of the week. Film shoot for the Christmas comedy is headquartered here until Thursday evening. Owner Charles Hanson tells us he hopes to reopen Friday at 6pm. Meanwhile, the same movie was filming at Congee Village on Allen Street yesterday. […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Returns to Clinton Street Today for More Filming

Posted August 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

Later today, for the third time in four weeks, ABC’s Forever is setting up shop on Clinton Street. Production for the network pilot is set to occupy the blocks between Rivington and East Houston, and will presumably include shots at the Abe’s Antiques faux store at 154 Stanton (currently Smart Clothes gallery). Forever is a sci-fi drama […]

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Seth Rogen’s Christmas Comedy is Filming on the Lower East Side This Week

Posted August 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

A big budget production is set to hijack the ‘hood this week. Seth Rogen’s new Christmas comedy, tentatively entitled Xmas, will occupy a large swath of Lower East Side territory south of the Delancey for the next few days. Requisite notices (“The Untitled Xmas Eve Project) were posted last week from Allen over to Essex […]

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Film Location Pranks Continue with ‘Godfather 4′ in Little Italy

Posted August 11, 2014 at 5:47 am

Some prankster out there is taping bogus “film shoot” signs in cinema-specific neighborhoods around New York City. And it’s pretty funny, actually. Last week saw the arrival of the familiar neon notices for Annie Hall 2 and Taxi Driver 2. Now, Boogie Twitter follower @HedgeFunNY brings word that Little Italy boasts its own Godfather 4 job. […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Filming at Faux Antique Store on Stanton Street Today

Posted August 8, 2014 at 6:10 am

Abe’s Antiques on Stanton Street is ready for its television debut. Later today, film crews will swarm the immediate vicinity of Suffolk and Stanton to capture scenes for ABC’s new pet project, Forever. Requisite “no parking” signs are taped to street furniture over to Clinton and south to Rivington. As previously reported, the Smart Clothes gallery at […]

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‘Bowery Dish’ Documentary About Bowery Gentrification Airs Tonight on Channel 13

Posted August 8, 2014 at 6:07 am

Filmmaker Kevin R. Frech is a 20+ year resident of the East Village. During the years between 1999 and 2004, he documented the radical change in composition of the Bowery. This was a time before everyone had a camera in their pocket; before hyperlocal blogs began scrutinizing the march of gentrification on the Lower East […]

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ABC’s Rom-Com ‘Manhattan Love Story’ Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted August 5, 2014 at 9:22 am

Expect the Haddad’s trucks to line the Bowery and spill into the streets of Little Italy today. “No Parking” signs indicate as much, alerting neighbors to the big budget production of Manhattan Love Story, a new ABC romantic comedy that’ll be sure to bore. The program was created and written by Jeff Lowell, and stars Analeigh […]

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First Look: ‘The Knick’ Takes an Authentic Approach Toward Turn-of-the-Century Life

Posted August 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

Cinemax granted us access to a pre-screening of The Knick which premieres Friday, August 8 at 10pm. The press kit containing the screener came complete with our very own collector’s medicine box. Welcome to the circus, it says. First, a quick description from The Knick’s website: Set in downtown New York in 1900, ‘The Knick’ […]

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Abe’s Antiques on Stanton Street is a Set for ABC’s ‘Forever’

Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:03 am

Don’t get your hopes up; that’s not a real antiques store at the northeast corner of Suffolk and Stanton Streets. We’re told that Abe’s Antiques is simply masquerading as a retail setting for the upcoming ABC television series Forever. Apparently the filming crews will return to number 154 later this week to capture more scenes. For […]

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ABC Pilot ‘Forever’ Filming on Clinton Street Today

Posted July 23, 2014 at 10:00 am

Six months later, ABC is returning to the Lower East Side to film scenes for its upcoming pilot, Forever. Today’s shoot runs the length of Clinton Street from Rivington to East Houston. Forever is a sci-fi drama that follows the life of Dr. Henry Morgan, a 200-year-old man who spends eternity trying to find a […]

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