TV/Film

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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It’s Enough with the Film Crews in Chinatown [OP-ED]

Posted February 18, 2020 at 5:07 am

For Chinatown, it’s a perfect storm. At a time when area businesses are reeling from the “Double-Whammy” of closed streets (due to the fire at 70 Mulberry) and tourists avoiding the area fearing Coronavirus, film productions are also taking away curbside parking. More than four blocks’ worth last Friday. Chinatown stores have long suffered a […]

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Beastie Boys and Spike Jonze Announce New Documentary for Apple+

Posted January 16, 2020 at 5:03 am

Apple yesterday announced that a new Beastie Boys documentary is coming to its Apple+ platform this spring. Right alongside the 26th anniversary of Ill Communication. Beastie Boys Story is just that – the history of the band as told by surviving members Mike D. and Adam “Ad Rock” Horovitz. It’s based on the bestselling Beastie Boys […]

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Eddie Murphy Revives ‘Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood’ to Lampoon Gentrification

Posted December 26, 2019 at 5:05 am

Saturday night was a watershed moment in late-night television. Eddie Murphy returned to SNL for the first time in decades. As host. In so doing, many of his iconic characters also returned, including Gumby and Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood. The latter being a riff on Mr. Rogers in the low-income Harlem of the 1980s. Well, this […]

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Underdog ‘Togo’ Finally Gets Credit in Disney+ Film

Posted December 20, 2019 at 5:00 am

Balto always takes the credit, but the real underdog was always Togo. And now he’s got a movie of his own. It all started in the small Alaskan town of Nome, where, in 1925, diphtheria killed two children and was on the rise. Closest town with the medicine was Nenana, located 674 miles away. It […]

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This is What Happens When Harvey Weinstein Shows his Face at a Bar on Avenue B

Last modified October 25, 2019 at 12:18 pm

Disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein spent Wednesday night at an Alphabet City bar where he was confronted by women during a private event. The protesters, including a comedian, were booed. The evening was captured on social media. At an event called “Actors Hour” at Downtime on Avenue B, comedian Kelly Bachman addressed the “elephant in […]

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Xeno Zero Returns to Lower East Side with Ludlow Street Store

Posted October 2, 2019 at 5:07 am

Xeno Zero just made its Lower East Side rebound. Almost two years after Xeno Zero vacated Orchard Street, they’ve set up shop around the corner to 21 Ludlow. The ground level, which previously housed a gallery. The Xeno Zero game center has been a popular draw, attracting collectors and hardcore gamers for various competitions. The […]

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