The Irishman

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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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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Martin Scorsese Spent His 75th Birthday Filming ‘The Irishman’ in the Cold Night

Posted November 20, 2017 at 5:12 am

On the occasion of his 75th birthday, Martin Scorsese spent Friday evening on the not-so-mean streets of the Lower East Side. Filming the much-hyped film for Netflix, The Irishman. (The crew all sported big buttons reading “I’m a friend of Marty Scorsese” to celebrate his age milestone.) For twelve hours, the corner Orchard and Broome […]

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Orchard and Broome is Now Little Italy for Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ Film Shoot Tomorrow

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:15 am

The heart of the Lower East Side is now Little Italy. In case you missed it, a construction crew has been installing 1970s-specific set design in the intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets, recreating a neighborhood that barely exists today. It’s a massive undertaking. For instance, the ground level retail of 90 Orchard Street is […]

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Another Look at the Faux Little Italy Created for ‘The Irishman’ on the Lower East Side

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:08 am

To recreate a scene from authentic Little Italy of yore, it apparently can’t even happen there… The cosmetic transformation of Orchard and Broome Streets into Little Italy is almost complete. For the last week, a film crew has been busy recreating this “museum block” into a period scene plucked from 1970s New York. The masquerading […]

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Orchard Street Masquerades as 1970s Little Italy for Netflix ‘Irishman’ Film Shoot

Posted November 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

The quintessential Lower East Side intersection is temporarily masquerading as Little Italy. You may have noticed that the Tictail boutique is brandishing imposter signage and faux exterior as Umberto’s Clam House (circa 1970s). Or the E. Rossi Italy Music & Book Co. sign affixed 91 Orchard Street. The transformation, we’re told, is part of set dressing […]

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Martin Scorsese Filming ‘The Irishman’ on Orchard Street Today (with De Niro, Pacino, Keitel, and Pesci)

Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:12 am

You might want to head down to Orchard Street today (near Broome), where production has begun on the new Netflix drama, The Irishman. The feature film is directed by Martin Scorsese, and sports a who’s-who from the gangster genre he helped create. Robert De Niro. Al Pacino. Harvey Keitel. Joe Pesci (who’s basically retired). It’s the […]

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