TV/Film

‘Crossing Delancey’ to a Connecticut Playhouse

Posted October 11, 2021 at 5:10 am

Crossing Delancey, the beloved 1988 romantic comedy starring Amy Irving, is leaving New York and taking the stage only a stones throw away – Stamford, Connecticut. Originally a book by Susan Sandler, the film that basically put the Lower East Side on the silver screen has recently been adapted into a play, thanks to Producer […]

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Metrograph Emerges from Pandemic Sidelines Tomorrow

Posted September 30, 2021 at 5:02 am

Movie theaters around the city have been up and running for months. Now, it’s time to usher in the return of the Metrograph on the Lower East Side. The Ludlow Street film house announced its reopening back in June, and will see curtains lifted tomorrow. With Metrograph 2.0, cinema buffs have the option to join […]

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Metrograph Theater Announces Return to Ludlow Street, New ‘TV App’

Posted June 3, 2021 at 5:02 am

Metrograph, the Ludlow Street movie house, will reopen next fall. Returning to the fold after more than a year of COVID-19 sidelining. The five-year-old indie theater is slated for a September revival. But that’s not the biggest news coming out of 7 Ludlow Street. The Metrograph simultaneously announced a dedicated streaming service available on Apple […]

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Regal Cinemas at Essex Crossing Reopens

Posted May 4, 2021 at 5:07 am

The Lower East Side’s only multiplex has emerged from the pandemic-induced sidelines at Essex Crossing. The movie theater is now open, returning a few days earlier than previously announced. And just a couple weeks after Governor Cuomo boosted indoor capacity from 25- to 33-percent. Masks and assigned seating for social distancing are required. (Regal will […]

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Regal Movie Theater at Essex Crossing Reopens in May

Posted March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am

Movie theaters returned from a year-long coronavirus hiatus earlier this month, stoking potential recovery. The only multiplex on the Lower East Side – Regal Essex Crossing – will reopen at reduced capacity later this spring. The cinema behemoth posted the list of reopening dates to its website, slotting Essex Crossing for a May 7 return. […]

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Report: Jerry Stiller Left Money to Abrons Arts Center and Henry Street Settlement in his Will

Last modified January 31, 2021 at 7:52 am

Legendary actor-comedian Jerry Stiller, raised on the Lower East Side, bequeathed funds to the Henry Street Settlement in his will. According to the New York Post, the late comedian, who died last May at 92, left behind an estate valued at $5 million. It’s reportedly divided amongst children Ben and Amy, as well as several […]

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Joan Micklin Silver, Director of Seminal LES RomCom ‘Crossing Delancey,’ Dies at 85

Posted January 4, 2021 at 5:08 am

Joan Micklin Silver, the filmmaker who broke ground with Hester Street, and hit the masses with Crossing Delancey, passed away last Thursday. She died at her home in Manhattan at the age of 85. Her daughter Claudia Silver told the New York Times that the cause of death was vascular dementia. Of Crossing Delancey, the […]

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Martin Scorsese Co-Directing Documentary on New York Dolls Singer David Johansen

Posted July 8, 2020 at 5:07 am

The life of David Johansen – flamboyant lead singer of the New York Dolls and Buster Poindexter – is now the subject of a new documentary. And it’s co-directed by Martin Scorsese. The treatment will chronicle the singer’s nearly 50-year career, which began as a teenager in the downtown New York City scene of the […]

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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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