Sunday, July 1, 2018

'The Deuce' is back in town



Crews for the HBO series "The Deuce" are setting up shop today for filming tomorrow... look for trucks, equipment and cast members along Avenue A between Houston and Fourth Street (and various side streets) and Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...



The series, now in its second season, chronicles "the birth of the modern pornography business in New York City in the early 1970s," as Variety put it.

"The Deuce" has filmed around the neighbor in the past ... here and here, for instance.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fuck. Not again. I live on 7th between B and C. The production was here for months in the winter and spring. Most days, it felt as though I was living on a sound stage at Paramount Studios in LA. Our city, this very neighborhood especially feels like a Hollywood backlot with trucks, craft service, actors, and production assistants. There were at least three occasions where I was instructed not to move for a few minutes while I was en route to work so the team could get their shots. WTF?

I am all for creativity in film and TV, but most of these people have no consideration for people like us who pay a ton of money to live here. The crews on their walkitalkees drive me nuts when they give instructions and demands. No one is telling me where I can and can't go unless you are a cop.

Walter said...

In full agreement with 9:54 AM
It's getting out of control. They're also shooting on East 5th Street near the Bowery. This while Con Edison is digging up the entire block! So I was faced with the ridiculous situation of having to walk almost down to 2nd Avenue in order to cross over to the North side of the street. With a bag of groceries and 20 lbs. of cat litter. Very intrusive and inconvenient for local residents.

Giovanni said...

The good news is that if they can still shoot a gritty 1970s period piece in the East Village like The Deuce, then maybe this neighborhood’s character hasn't been completely gentrified away...

Mike Lopez said...

Wait, you're equating gentrification with architecture? Not the way it works. Gentrification is about people, not buildings.