TV/Film

Metrograph Theater Announces Return to Ludlow Street, New ‘TV App’

Posted June 3, 2021 at 5:02 am

Metrograph, the Ludlow Street movie house, will reopen next fall. Returning to the fold after more than a year of COVID-19 sidelining. The five-year-old indie theater is slated for a September revival. But that’s not the biggest news coming out of 7 Ludlow Street. The Metrograph simultaneously announced a dedicated streaming service available on Apple […]

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Regal Cinemas at Essex Crossing Reopens

Posted May 4, 2021 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side’s only multiplex has emerged from the pandemic-induced sidelines at Essex Crossing. The movie theater is now open, returning a few days earlier than previously announced. And just a couple weeks after Governor Cuomo boosted indoor capacity from 25- to 33-percent. Masks and assigned seating for social distancing are required. (Regal will […]

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Regal Movie Theater at Essex Crossing Reopens in May

Posted March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

Movie theaters returned from a year-long coronavirus hiatus earlier this month, stoking potential recovery. The only multiplex on the Lower East Side – Regal Essex Crossing – will reopen at reduced capacity later this spring. The cinema behemoth posted the list of reopening dates to its website, slotting Essex Crossing for a May 7 return. […]

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Report: Jerry Stiller Left Money to Abrons Arts Center and Henry Street Settlement in his Will

Last modified January 31, 2021 at 7:52 am

Legendary actor-comedian Jerry Stiller, raised on the Lower East Side, bequeathed funds to the Henry Street Settlement in his will. According to the New York Post, the late comedian, who died last May at 92, left behind an estate valued at $5 million. It’s reportedly divided amongst children Ben and Amy, as well as several […]

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Joan Micklin Silver, Director of Seminal LES RomCom ‘Crossing Delancey,’ Dies at 85

Posted January 4, 2021 at 5:08 am

Joan Micklin Silver, the filmmaker who broke ground with Hester Street, and hit the masses with Crossing Delancey, passed away last Thursday. She died at her home in Manhattan at the age of 85. Her daughter Claudia Silver told the New York Times that the cause of death was vascular dementia. Of Crossing Delancey, the […]

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Martin Scorsese Co-Directing Documentary on New York Dolls Singer David Johansen

Posted July 8, 2020 at 5:07 am

The life of David Johansen – flamboyant lead singer of the New York Dolls and Buster Poindexter – is now the subject of a new documentary. And it’s co-directed by Martin Scorsese. The treatment will chronicle the singer’s nearly 50-year career, which began as a teenager in the downtown New York City scene of the […]

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The Pandemic Through the Eyes of a Teenager on a CitiBike [VIDEO]

Last modified May 27, 2020 at 7:06 am

Earlier this month, a local teenager took to the empty streets of New York City with only a bicycle and iPhone to document. His name is Arjun Govind, a student of LaGuardia High School (the Fame school) on the Upper West Side. The well-produced short film is a glimpse at the initial stages of the […]

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Jerry Stiller’s Lower East Side

Posted May 12, 2020 at 5:08 am

Comedy legend Jerry Stiller passed away yesterday morning at his Upper West Side home. He was 92. Cause of death – “natural causes,” according to an update from his actor son, Ben Stiller. The elder Stiller – best known for playing Frank Costanza on Seinfeld – was a product of the Lower East Side. Born […]

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‘Dennis and Lois’ Documentary Now Available to Stream

Posted May 8, 2020 at 5:14 am

For those who are missing concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, the much awaited Dennis and Lois documentary is now available for your viewing pleasure. Directed by Chris Cassidy, the punk-infused documentary following the gig-loving couple is one that puts out all the vicarious vibes. As the story goes, Dennis and Lois once offered to sell […]

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Spectrum Debuts New Essex Crossing Store on Grand Street

Posted February 25, 2020 at 5:06 am

Essex Crossing wouldn’t be complete without yet another big-box retailer, living up to the shopping mall persona many in the neighborhood always anticipated. The latest to plant a flag is Spectrum, which is sandwiched between Target and Trader Joe’s at The Rollins mixed-use development. Carrying the address of 396 Grand Street, this is the ninth overall […]

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