Street Scenes from “How to Make it in America” Shoot

Posted on: March 29th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Yesterday afternoon, a substantial section of Hell Square was occupied by filming crews for How to Make it in America.  It was quite cramped, actually.  There were a half-dozen set locations scattered within a two square-block quadrant.  We caught the tail-end of a scene shot outside Cafe Charbon, and snapped a picture of series stars Kid Cudi and Lake Bell.

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Around the corner, a huge banner was draped from the facade of 158 Ludlow, advertising the fictional energy drink Rasta Monsta.  By the evening rush, though, filming relocated to El Castillo de Jagua at 113 Rivington Street.  We were told that all scenes captured yesterday were daytime shots.  Production continues in the neighborhood today.

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This is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg for How to Make it in America filming, so expect plenty more in the upcoming weeks.

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