TV/Film

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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Chinatown Fights Back Against Proliferation of ‘Disrespectful’ Film Shoots

Posted September 30, 2019 at 5:07 am

The frequency of film shoots and the negative impacts on local residents is receiving renewed attention in the halls of City Council. Chinatown and the Lower East Side, in particular, are popular neighborhoods for productions due to that (rapidly disappearing) old New York feel. Have been for years, and are often a major interruption for […]

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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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