Wednesday, February 12, 2014
[Updated] First Avenue subbing for Avenue D today
Last time that we checked in with filming for "Ten Thousand Saints," a straight-edge coming-of-age story set in the 1980s East Village, crews fashioned the exterior of 423 E. Sixth St. into "D-Squat."
So "D-Squat" subbed for C-Squat ... and this morning, as these photos from EVG reader Creature show, First Avenue at East Sixth Street is now... Avenue D (thank you EV Arrow!)
...there's also a very pre-Cemusa newsstand stand as a prop ...
Hopefully the camera won't catch Beckham's abs on the side of the tour bus to ruin that 1980s vibe...
The film is adapted from the Eleanor Henderson novel "Ten Thousand Saints." The husband-wife team of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini direct. (They directed the 2003 Harvey Pekar film "American Splendor" with Paul Giamatti.) The cast includes Ethan Hawke.
A reader note the first Ethan Hawke sighting of the day...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Film crew uses 'D Squat' and phone booths to recreate an 1980s East Village on 6th Street