TV/Film

Netflix Romcom ‘Someone Great’ Filming on East Broadway Today

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:03 am

Filming activity is starting to heat up around the neighborhood. The latest production to roll through is courtesy of Netflix. “No parking” signs along East Broadway, near Rutgers Street, alert neighbors to the film shoot for Someone Great, a new romantic comedy from the streaming service. Written by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson, Someone Great, follows a woman who, […]

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Is the ‘Empire Records’ Broadway Musical a Bad Idea?

Posted April 20, 2018 at 8:26 am

In the immortal words of The Doors, “The time to hesitate is through.” And keeping in that vein of logic, get ready for your favorite group of misfits to transform into a Broadway musical. That’s right, the crew from Empire Records (open til midnight!) is potentially turning into a theatrical production. Producer Bill Weiner recently acquired the […]

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Kossar’s Bialys Cameos in Showtime’s ‘Billions’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

Kossar’s Bialys appeared in the latest episode of Showtime hit, Billions. In the scene, we see main characters Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Oliver Dake (Christopher Denham) grabbing a quick bite, perched at the window counter looking out onto Grand Street. This is a high-profile cameo for Kossar’s Bialys, which has been in business on […]

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Follow Anthony Bourdain Through the Lower East Side for ‘Parts Unknown’

Posted April 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Popular chef personality Anthony Bourdain is taking his CNN road show, Parts Unknown, to the Lower East Side next fall. The man has been touring the neighborhood of late, hitting up popular hangouts and meeting with local luminaries. Mr. Kitchen Confidential recently shared his weekend journey on Instagram. Area destinations and notable personalities that will appear in […]

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The Sopranos Revived with Feature-Length Prequel Film ‘Many Saints of Newark’

Posted March 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

If you counted yourself a fan of The Sopranos between 1999 and 2007, this will come as welcome news. Series creator David Chase has revived the Jersey mob family for the prequel treatment, albeit on the big screen. According to Deadline, the screenplay, co-written by Chase and Lawrence Konner, carries a working title of The […]

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Finding the Lower East Side in TNT’s ‘The Alienist’

Posted January 26, 2018 at 5:14 am

An Alienist. That person you see once every two weeks to regulate your NYC-driven anxiety medication, aka the 19th century nickname for doctors who studied mental health. (Mental health patients felt alienated from those with tangible illnesses and generally were alienated, forced to live in institutions and asylums.) TNT took one of my all time […]

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Flight of the Conchords Working on a ‘Little Something’ for HBO

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s business time. After years of teasers and rumors dancing around a Flight of the Conchords return, fans may be in for a treat. No, not of the sugar lumps variety, but any FOTC revival is a highly anticipated one. On Friday, Jemaine Clement, revealed at FX’s Television Critics Association press day that he and […]

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Early ’00s LES Rock History ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ will be Adapted into Docu-series

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

You may have seen this… New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series. That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will […]

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Woody Allen’s Ode to Coney Island Comes Out Today

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

Here’s a chance to glimpse Coney Island in its halcyon days, courtesy of Woody Allen. If you missed Wonder Wheel at the closing of this year’s New York Film Festival, you don’t have to wait any longer to dive into the kaleidoscopic sights and sounds of the beloved amusement park. It’s out today. Allen has […]

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Martin Scorsese Spent His 75th Birthday Filming ‘The Irishman’ in the Cold Night

Posted November 20, 2017 at 5:12 am

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, Martin Scorsese spent Friday evening on the not-so-mean streets of the Lower East Side. Filming the much-hyped film for Netflix, The Irishman. (The crew all sported big buttons reading “I’m a friend of Marty Scorsese” to celebrate his age milestone.) For twelve hours, the corner Orchard and Broome […]

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