Dirty City Documentary Filming on Broome Today

Posted on: October 29th, 2010 at 11:16 am by

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Classic car aficionados will want to head over to the corner of Broome and Orchard. The Tenement Museum informs us that a new one-off BBC/Discovery Channel documentary called Filthy City is filming scenes on the street and inside the museum.  Today is day two of the shoot at this location; production was in the rear privy yard yesterday.

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Seems like this will be an interesting show. From the inbox:

The first here is a Model A or T (not sure). The blue one is electric! Yes, some of the early cars, pre-internal combustion engine, were electric. Funny how they still look like horse-drawn coaches, though. That’s the show’s British host, inside the car on the right. There’s also an American host, for the Discovery Channel version of the show.

They’re filming inside the Tenement Museum, too, which is how we know a bit about this production. They filmed yesterday in our rear privy yard. The show looks at urban development in Paris, London and New York – specifically how urban centers got so dirty and unhealthy in the 19th century. Not sure when it will be broadcast.


Reports have it that they walked a pig around Chinatown as part of a storyline about how pigs used to roam NYC streets eating up garbage! [Pictures of that, anyone?]

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