TV/Film

Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Concludes with LES Finale Nov. 11

Posted October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The abbreviated final season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown is underway. Indeed, nearly over. But you’ll need to wait another few weeks for the Lower East Side/East Village treatment. The highly-anticipated episode is the finale, airing November 11 on CNN. (It actually premieres at the Food Film Festival in New York on October 24.) It’s the […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Lower East Side Episode Airs Next Month

Posted September 7, 2018 at 5:09 am

The posthumous season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown series premieres on September 23. And with it, the television debut of the Lower East Side episode. The highly-anticipated episode (locally, at least) first aired as part of the Tribeca TV Festival a couple weeks ago, but will finally hit the small screen next month. Scenes were […]

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‘Crossing Delancey’ 30 Years Later to See the Lost Lower East Side

Posted August 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

​Before Guss’ Pickles departed the Lower East Side in 2010 for the depths of Brooklyn, one poster in its tiny storefront always stood apart. It was a faded movie bill for Crossing Delancey, the 1988 romantic comedy starring Amy Irving that basically put the neighborhood on the silver screen. Its subtle presence at the shop […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ on the Lower East Side Airs this Fall

Posted August 3, 2018 at 5:03 am

No longer in doubt, CNN confirmed this week that the posthumous season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown will air in the fall. Meaning, the highly-anticipated Lower East Side treatments will follow. Apparently, only one episode was completed before Bourdain’s tragic suicide in France eight weeks ago, according to the Los Angeles Times. The remaining few […]

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Spike Lee’s Netflix Series is Filming Today at ‘The Box’ on Chryste Street

Posted August 1, 2018 at 5:04 am

Filming is currently underway on the second season of Spike Lee’s Netflix comedy-drama, She’s Gotta Have It. Today’s shoot is on the Lower East Side, and has commandeered The Box for the fictional “Hot N Trot Nightclub.” (The Box is often used in television and film for nightclub scenes.) This She’s Gotta Have It reboot […]

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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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