TV/Film

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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‘Punk’ Docuseries Attempts to Answer All of Your Punk Questions

Last modified March 25, 2019 at 2:01 pm

Is it punk to create a documentary series about punk? Or is that the antithesis of the spirit itself? While watching the new docu-series Punk on the Epix network, I found myself asking these questions. Was I no longer a happy nonconformist if I actually liked this series? Does punk endure, or are some of […]

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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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