“Person of Interest” Filming on the Lower East Side Today

Posted on: March 22nd, 2011 at 6:28 am by

CBS currently boasts three newish programs that will likely have a longtime open relationship with the Lower East Side.  It’s fairly common to see Blue Bloods filming down in the Bowery bowels and Chatham Square.  The cop drama last spent time inside Nom Wah Tea Parlor at 13 Doyers Street.  Then there’s also the other cop serial in the works by author Richard Price and producer Robert De Niro, Rookies.  We’ve yet to spot any neighborhood locations for this program.

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The third entrant to the party is the J.J. Abrams pilot Person of Interest.  Starring Jim Caviezel in the lead role, the plot centers on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who teams up with a reclusive billionaire to prevent crime in New York City.  So we should expect plenty of Lower East Side filming if the series is successful.

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Person of Interest will command a substantial swath of territory today for production, predominantly in two main filming hubs.  And there’s plenty of colorful paper to prove it.  Indeed, dozens of “no parking” signs are already taped to the street furniture near the corner of Essex and Delancey, and they extend along the north side of the thoroughfare to Pitt.  It’s a veritable occupation!

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