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HBO’s Times Square Porn Drama is Back on Essex Street Today

Posted September 14, 2016 at 9:23 am

The area surrounding Essex and Rivington Streets is apparently the backdrop of choice for HBO’s new period-drama, The Deuce. Filming returns to the neighborhood today after a brief hiatus. Evoking the nickname bestowed upon 42nd Street of yore, The Deuce explores the “legalization and subsequent rise of the porn industry in New York from the early 1970s through […]

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Sunshine Cinema Pays Tribute to Gene Wilder; Plus, See ‘Willy Wonka’ and ‘Blazing Saddles’ on the Big Screen

Posted September 2, 2016 at 5:12 am

Over at the Sunshine Cinema on East Houston Street, management just installed a small tribute to the genius of Gene Wilder. The backlit marquee now reads, “Rest in Peace Gene Wilder.” On a related note, Blazing Saddles and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory are headed back to theaters this weekend for a limited run. If […]

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‘This is Little Italy’ at the Elizabeth Street Garden, Seen Through the Eyes of Vinny Vella [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

This past Tuesday, Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden sponsored a special community event entitled: “This is Little Italy.” Two powerful documentaries from two local filmmakers were presented at a free outdoor screening. Both films focused on life for the Italian-American community of Little Italy. The first, Paul Stone’s Mulberry, premiered as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s 2016 Documentary Shorts […]

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Jim Gaffigan, Wife Pull Plug on LES-Based Comedy Series to Spend More Time with the Kids

Posted August 24, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Jim Gaffigan Show is dead, long live the Jim Gaffigan Show. The morning after its Season 2 finale (Monday), comedian Jim Gaffigan and co-creator Peter Tolan pulled the plug on the highly acclaimed comedy series. Thus concluding a tumultuous run for the show, which began as a CBS pilot, then landed at TV Land […]

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Here’s Your Chance to See Michael Cera on Ludlow Street

Last modified August 18, 2016 at 10:46 am

Fans of Michael Cera, it’s your time. The actor is scheduled to make an appearance at the Metrograph theater tonight, just before a screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at 7:30pm. He’ll be introducing the “modern cult classic” to the small audience on Ludlow Street. The screening of Scott Pilgrim caps the weeklong film […]

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There was Reportedly a Bomb Scare Yesterday at the Sunshine Cinema [Updated]

Last modified August 15, 2016 at 12:11 pm

If you were courageous enough to head into the soupy atmosphere yesterday, you may have noticed the substantial police presence outside the Sunshine Cinema. Counter terrorist cops (“strategic response group”) were crawling, bomb-sniffing dogs on the hunt, leaving East Houston cordoned off. Unconfirmed word on the street is that someone called in a bomb threat […]

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Chinatown Fair Arcade Doc Nabs Weeklong Residency at Metrograph Theater

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

Get that sack of quarters ready… Ten months after its premiere at the IFC Center, the indie film about the classic Chinatown Fair Arcade is coming home. To Chinatown, that is. The flick has a weeklong residency at the Metrograph theater on Ludlow Street, beginning tonight. The Lost Arcade dabbles in “technostalgia,” and has been in the works […]

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Final Season of ‘Girls’ Filming Along the Bowery Today

Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

Get ready for a shitshow. Girls is returning to the borderlands of Lower East Side and Little Italy today. The film shoot is headquartered along the Bowery, above Delancey, and points west. Scenes shot today will make it into the sixth and final season, slated to air in 2017. Perhaps another pit-stop at Tom & […]

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Amazon’s 1980s Throwback Series ‘Red Oaks’ is Filming on the Bowery Today

Posted July 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

Amazon’s coming-of-age comedy, Red Oaks, is taking over the Bowery environs today to shoot scenes for its upcoming second season. This area has seen a flurry of filming activity in recent months; expect more Haddad’s trailers to park up the thoroughfare. And Jennifer Grey. Red Oaks is a nostalgic trip back to the 1980s. A mashup […]

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Forest Whitaker’s Biopic About the ‘Roxanne Wars’ of 1980s Hip Hop is Filming on Orchard Street Today

Posted July 26, 2016 at 9:24 am

Hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shante is getting the biopic treatment. A new film is in the works about the so-called “Roxanne Wars” of the 1980s in New York City. The feature – dubbed Roxanne, Roxanne for the popular U.T.F.O. B-side hit of same – chronicles Shante’s rise from 14-year-old MC to hip-hop gold all because of a […]

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