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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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Times Square Porn Industry the Subject of New HBO Project by David Simon

Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:20 am

Fans of smutty city history and The Wire will treasure this news. Prolific screenwriter David Simon is developing a new show for HBO about the porn industry with frequent collaborator George Pelecanos. Aptly dubbed The Deuce (nickname of yore for 42nd Street), the potential show (it’s still in an early phase) will “chronicle the legalization and […]

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Marvel’s ‘AKA Jessica Jones’ Netflix Series Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted June 17, 2015 at 5:18 am

Marvel Comics is headed back to the neighborhood that helped birth so many of its famous characters and story lines of yore. Back to the roots of Jack Kirby – born at 147 Essex Street – whose superhero creations included Captain America, X-Men, and the Incredible Hulk. The comic book company teamed up with Netflix […]

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NYC Cult Classic ‘Last Dragon’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary with Screening Next Week

Posted June 4, 2015 at 10:31 am

Sho’nuff, the NYC cult classic Last Dragon is returning to theaters for limited engagement. Tribeca Cinemas on Varick Street is screening the so-bad-it’s-good Berry Gordy film for one night only to celebrate its thirtieth anniversary. (The anniversary actually happened in March) As we’ve previously noted, Last Dragon filmed scenes around the Lower East Side, including a […]

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Here Are Some Photos of Allison Williams Filming ‘Girls’ on Forsyth Street Yesterday

Posted May 8, 2015 at 5:17 am

Here we are, just over a month after HBO aired the season finale of Girls, filming has resumed on the Lower East Side. The cable network renewed the popular program – helmed by Lena Dunham – about self-entitled Brooklynites for a fifth season. Yesterday evening, production was centered on Forsyth Street below Grand. It was a […]

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Aziz Ansari Filming New Netflix Series Around the Lower East Side

Posted May 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

Fresh off the starring role in Parks and Recreation, popular television comedian Aziz Ansari is starring in a new untitled series bankrolled by Netflix. The production has been filming around the city since being approved last month. A couple weeks ago, we caught him filming scenes inside Morgenstern’s ice cream shop on Rivington Street. The entire […]

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Parker Posey Chosen for Judge Panel at the 2015 Lower East Side Film Festival

Posted April 13, 2015 at 5:19 am

The annual Lower East Side Film Festival returns this spring for its fifth season. A milestone. On this outing, organizers have tapped a number of high profile judges for its panel. Celebrity judges just added to the program include Parker Posey, Laverne Cox (Orange is the New Black), and film producer Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball). The […]

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‘The Knick’ is Filming Scenes for Season 2 in Little Italy Today

Posted March 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here comes The Knick, ready to transform another downtown neighborhood into a turn-of-the-century set. For the second season, the Cinemax show is shooting interior scenes today within the confines of Little Italy. The standard “no parking” laminates have demarcated the filming zone since last week. However, unlike the last time The Knick was in these parts, the […]

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‘Sharing’ in Seward Park Today (Or, Why You Might See McLovin on the Lower East Side)

Posted March 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

Denizens of Seward Park, keep your eyes peeled for McLovin today. The Superbad star (pka Christopher Mitz-Plasse), pretty much typecast this point as a nerdy dude in everything he does, will probably be in the neighborhood today to film scenes for a new NBC ensemble comedy pilot called Sharing. The requisite “no parking” notices are taped […]

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