TV/Film

Netflix Comedy ‘Otherhood’ Filming Through End of Week

Posted July 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

Netflix will post up on the Lower East Side for the remainder of this week to shoot scenes for its upcoming feature, Otherhood. We spotted these “no parking” signs along Grand Street, west of Allen. Deadline describes Otherhood as a comedy “about three Moms who leave their suburban life to reconnect with their estranged sons in […]

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‘The Deuce’ Films Season 2 on the Lower East Side Today

Posted June 15, 2018 at 5:04 am

Looks like production just resumed on the second season of HBO’s Times Square porn drama, The Deuce. The standard fluorescent “no parking” signs now dot the area north of Delancey and east of the Bowery. The above was spotted on Forsyth Street by Sara D. Roosevelt Park. While not immediately evident, “Penny Lane Productions” is […]

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This Documentary Tells the Story of Ray’s Candy Store on Avenue A

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:11 am

It’s the age-old tale of resilience in the face of adversity; this one in particular hits close to home. That of Ray’s Candy Store. Friend and filmmaker Arya Ghavamian is hoping to take his kinship with shopkeep Ray Alvarez and share it on the silver screen. Over the past four years, he’s been recording the history, conversations, […]

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Revisiting Anthony Bourdain’s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

With news still fresh of Anthony Bourdain’s passing, the tributes, photos, and memories continue to fill inboxes and social media feeds. Bourdain was found dead early Friday morning of suicide while filming on location in France. His friend and chef colleague Eric Ripert found him. According to the Associated Press, Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny announced […]

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Ten Years Gone: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Posted June 8, 2018 at 5:09 am

Summer of 2008. Ludlow Guitars was still selling on its namesake street. Pianos still booked rock shows and wasn’t completely overrun with a bro-douche party. Cake Shop offered intimate indie shows in the basement with a record store up top. Bowery Boogie began in earnest. It was also when Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, based […]

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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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