TV/Film

Orchard Hell Building Snags ‘Jump Into the Light’ Retail VR Experience

Last modified April 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

In the base or the year-old Hotel Indigo (aka Orchard Hell Building), the struggle to rope in any retail of substance continues. Ben Shaoul signed up for a temporary stay at 180 Orchard Street about nine months ago to help sell condos at his Bereket-killing development next door. It’s still there, sparsely populated, yet acting […]

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Vice Packed Two Stanton Street Stores with (Faux) Pot to Promote ‘Weed Week’

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Roll up. Vice wants you to know that “Weed Week” is coming soon to its newish TV property, Viceland. To promote the series – premiering April 17 – the edgy brand rented both retail spaces at 90 Stanton Street and packed the windows with hundreds of sacks of faux weed. The stunt is complete with […]

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Dr. Phil TV Drama ‘Bull’ is Taking Over the Lower East Side Today

Last modified March 8, 2017 at 9:22 am

CBS is poised to fully take over the neighborhood today to film scenes for its new show, Bull. And we haven’t seen a production presence like this on the Lower East Side since HBO invaded with Vinyl. There are dozens of “no parking” signs littered from Essex/Delancey over to East Houston/Clinton. Bull premiered back in […]

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Sorry, Flight of the Conchords, Your New Zealand Consulate will be Demolished

Last modified December 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, Bret (present) and Jemaine (present), but there won’t be any more band meetings with Murray at 232 East Broadway. Yup, your (fictitious) New Zealand Consulate (in HBO’s beloved cult series “Flight of The Conchords“) will soon be razed. You’ll need to find a new location for those Flight of […]

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That ‘Stranger Things’ LES Photo Shoot Hits the Pages of GQ [PHOTOS]

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:06 am

It was during the wee hours of an overcast October Sunday that we happened upon the child cast of Netflix hit series Stranger Things. The stars had assembled beside the faded Bruce Cost ginger ale mural at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets for a photo shoot to appear in GQ magazine. The production […]

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‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ is Back on the Lower East Side Today

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:13 am

The Only Living Boy in New York is smitten by the Lower East Side. Again. The feature film returns to the area today for more filming activities, just a couple weeks after the last jaunt. As before, it’ll focus in Hell Square. The production previously quartered at Ludlow Street, where the crew spent a week […]

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Netlix Comedy ‘Friends from College’ to Saturate Hell Square Today

Posted October 25, 2016 at 5:18 am

Hell Square being the frat party it is, it’s really only fitting that a Netflix show called Friends from College would film here. The shoot is happening today, right in the heart of it, from Allen to Essex between Delancey and East Houston. So, expect clogged streets, for sure. The husband-and-wife team of Nick Stoller (Neighbors, […]

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‘Ocean’s Eight’ Total Takeover of the Lower East Side Today

Last modified October 24, 2016 at 7:15 am

The mystery of whether there would be yet another addition to the Ocean’s canon of heist films is now answered. There is an Ocean’s Eight on the way, if you can believe it; a spinoff of the original trilogy. And it’s filming in a large swath of Lower East Side territory today. Just check out the […]

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Chinatown Calls Fox News Correspondent a ‘Racist Little Pussy’

Last modified October 13, 2016 at 8:48 am

This embedded poster perfectly sums up how much of Chinatown feels about Fox News minion Jesse Watters. The life-size flyer was found on the street (unclear exactly where), depicting a defiled image of the man. The bilingual calls Watters a “racist little pussy,” and beckons pedestrians to “violate me, spit on me, make me your bitch.” […]

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‘The Only Living Boy in New York’ is Obsessed with the LES

Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

The Only Living Boy in New York is apparently obsessed with the Lower East Side. No, not the Simon & Garfunkel song. Rather, the new Pierce Brosnan movie currently in production (from which it was inspired), and parked in and around Hell Square all week. Mainly at 151 Ludlow Street. The Marc Webb-directed film will […]

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