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 Netflix series on Rivington St.

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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Louie CK and Parker Posey at Russ & Daughters

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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On set of The Knick, November 2013

‘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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Here Are Some Lessons for All the Novice New Yorkers Out There [VIDEO]

Last modified March 20, 2015 at 10:24 am

Fresh off the boat newcomers to New York City are forced to learn fairly quickly about the way things work in this town. It’s a science, as any longtime denizen will tell you. There is proper protocol for every bit of minutia from subway etiquette to walking the sidewalks and hailing cabs. Volumes (or videos) […]

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NBC’s Conspiracy Drama ‘Blindspot’ is Filming on Orchard Street the Next Two Days

Posted March 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

It’s been a minute since film crews have totally invaded the intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets. Thought we’d escaped, didn’t you? Not quite. NBC is in the neighborhood today to shoot scenes for a pilot series called Blindspot. As of this morning, the cones and light rig are already in place. It’s gonna get […]

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Watch This ‘Yiddish Love Story’ at Dixon Place on Sunday

Posted March 11, 2015 at 10:00 am

Here’s something heartwarming to tide you over ’til spring. Judy Schiller’s directorial debut, It Happened in Havana: A Yiddish Love Story is making its way to the Lower East Side. To Dixon Place on Chrystie Street, in fact. The documentary embarks on two different journeys, sharing the childhood stories of Schiller’s parents, an elderly Jewish couple. Her mother resided in Poland […]

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Jim Gaffigan Filming His New TV Land Sitcom in Hell Square Today

Posted March 9, 2015 at 9:21 am

Long-stalled comedy project, The Gaffigan Show, will quarter itself on the Lower East Side today for filming. The shoot is to take place in Hell Square, and this time, with a whole new cast. The Gaffigan Show – formerly known as Gaffigan – has been in development since 2013. CBS twice tried to see Jim […]

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Batchilly Fashions on Orchard St., April 2009

Looking ‘Down Orchard Street’ for the Remaining Bargain District Vendors [VIDEO]

Posted March 4, 2015 at 9:20 am

This one tugs at the heart strings, especially since those old-school “callers” are damn near gone. You know, those relentless men hawking their wares (mostly leather) on Orchard Street. Local filmmakers Courtney Fathom Sell and Louis Ressy have been chronicling the discount leather businesses’ fight for survival these last few years. The duo made a “portrait […]

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