TV/Film

Disney Announces TV Adaptation of Marvel’s LES Hero ‘Moon Girl’

Posted August 26, 2019 at 5:03 am

Over the weekend at its D23 Conference, Disney announced the adaptation of a teenage Marvel superhero who protects the Lower East Side. Ordered by the Disney Channel cable network, and executive produced by Laurence Fishburne, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur follows the adventures of Lunella Lafayette (aka Moon Girl), a 13-year-old prodigy, and her ten-ton […]

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First Look at Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and the LES Block that Assisted

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

It was almost two years ago that Netflix transformed the corner of Orchard and Broome Streets into 1970s Little Italy for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, The Irishmen. Based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction work, I Heard You Paint Houses, the gangster epic touches upon post-war organized crime and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Longtime Scorsese collaborators […]

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Hulu’s ‘High Fidelity’ TV Reboot is Filming on the LES Tonight

Posted July 17, 2019 at 8:33 am

They just couldn’t leave well enough alone. The television reboot of cult classic High Fidelity – based on the 1995 book by Nick Hornby – is taking over parts of the Lower East Side today. The requisite “no parking” signs currently dot the eastern terminus of Canal Street near Rutgers. Film shoot is tonight. It’s indeed […]

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Art Pigeon of Elizabeth Street Garden Stars in Next Season of HBO’s The Deuce

Last modified June 21, 2019 at 8:11 am

When both sides of the street are lined with 1970s gas-guzzlers, it could only mean one thing. HBO’s The Deuce is filming in the ‘hood. Viewers flocked to the first and second season of the Time Square series for a look at the seedier side of the city. Now that the show is transitioning into […]

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PBS Picks up Streit’s Doc ‘Matzo and the American Dream’ for Annual Passover Telecast

Posted April 17, 2019 at 4:35 am

With Passover just a couple days away – and another season without Streit’s Matzo on Rivington Street – PBS announced that it’s picked up the documentary, Matzo and the American Dream. PBS will beam the venerable film around the country, from New York’s flagship station, WNET (Thirteen), to such far flung locales as Boise, Idaho. […]

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Orchard Street Haberdasher Featured as One of ‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side’ [VIDEO]

Posted April 4, 2019 at 5:06 am

Local celebrity haberdasher Sammy Gluck is now a television star. He and his menswear store at 62 Orchard Street (at Grand) are now the subject of a four-part documentary on Amazon Prime Video. Borrowing the name from the Magnetic Fields song, The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side explores the old-school store (and famous […]

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A (Plastic) Iron Throne from ‘Game of Thrones’ Arrives in Fort Totten

Posted April 2, 2019 at 5:04 am

Building up to the long-awaited final season of Game of Thrones, HBO hid six Iron Throne replicas in various locations around the world, as part of its “Quest for the Throne” promotion. In case you’ve somehow escaped the nearly decade-long phenomenon based on George R.R. Martin’s fictional continent of Westeros, the person who sits on […]

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‘Punk’ Docuseries Attempts to Answer All of Your Punk Questions

Last modified March 25, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Is it punk to create a documentary series about punk? Or is that the antithesis of the spirit itself? While watching the new docu-series Punk on the Epix network, I found myself asking these questions. Was I no longer a happy nonconformist if I actually liked this series? Does punk endure, or are some of […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Concludes with LES Finale Nov. 11

Posted October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The abbreviated final season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown is underway. Indeed, nearly over. But you’ll need to wait another few weeks for the Lower East Side/East Village treatment. The highly-anticipated episode is the finale, airing November 11 on CNN. (It actually premieres at the Food Film Festival in New York on October 24.) It’s the […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Lower East Side Episode Airs Next Month

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:09 am

The posthumous season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown series premieres on September 23. And with it, the television debut of the Lower East Side episode. The highly-anticipated episode (locally, at least) first aired as part of the Tribeca TV Festival a couple weeks ago, but will finally hit the small screen next month. Scenes were […]

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