Showing posts with label Russian Doll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russian Doll. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Your season 2 'Russian Doll' reader

Photo from March 2021 on 3rd Street by Stacie Joy 

As you may have heard, season 2 of "Russian Doll" premiered on Netflix last Wednesday. (Maybe you've already binged!)

This time around, like Marty McFly (and Huey Lewis & the News), Nadia (Natasha Lyonne) heads back to the 80s — and further! 

As we noted last spring with the filming (here and here), the East Village serves as a backdrop for part of the season. Until Budapest. (Spoiler!) 

Anyway! Here are some articles to read if you're interested in more about all this... 

• Horseshoe Bar Is the Center of NYC's "Russian Doll" Multiverse (Thrillist)

• NYC Filming Locations for "Russian Doll" on Netflix (Untapped New York)

• In "Russian Doll," Natasha Lyonne Barrels Into the Past (The New Yorker)

Friday, April 9, 2021

Back to the 1980s (again) for 'Russian Doll'

The cast and crew for the Netflix series "Russian Doll" were back in and around Tompkins Square Park yesterday. 

As previously noted, season two will once again do a time warp, and there are scenes set in the 1980s

As such ... a few props from along Eighth Street between Avenue B and Avenue C courtesy of Stacie Joy...
... and in Tompkins Square Park... where the crew recreated a small segment of Tent City (and not the first production to recreate this time period)...
... and a few more photos via Steven...

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thursday's parting shot

A moment today on a break during the "Russian Doll" shoot ... with new cast member Annie Murphy of "Schitt's Creek" fame... decked out to fit the 1980s time zone for season two of the Netflix series ... photo by Derek Berg (and we have more set pics TK)...

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Gotta get up, gotta get out: 'Russian Doll' returns for Thursday filming

While there have been reports of "Russian Doll" (aka "Black Gumball") filming around the city, the East Village remains a prime locale for the time-looping Netflix series now shooting its second season. 

Crews will be back tomorrow... with notices pointing to the east side of Avenue A from Fifth Street to 10th Street, the north side of Seventh Street from Avenue A to Avenue C and the north side of Eighth Street from Avenue B and Avenue C...
Thanks to Steven for the photos...

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

This week in East Village TV shoots

The NBC series "The Blacklist" makes a return to the neighborhood today...  the FBI show starring Megan Boone and James Spader — now in its eighth year — has filmed in and around Tompkins Square Park multiple times through the years (2014 ... 2017).

Signage today points to a shoot around (or in?) the Park... with production vehicles parked on parts of Seventh Street, Eighth Street, Ninth Street and 10th Street.

Also returning this week... "Russian Doll" (still going as "Black Gumball" on film notices)... looks to be filming in multiple locations... with notices up along several streets and avenues... including in and around St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church on 10th Street and Avenue A... 
... whose exterior doubled as Maxine's apartment building, where the party never stopped. 

Aside from "The Blacklist" and "Russian Doll," here are the other TV shoots around here in 2021:

• "FBI
• "Pose"

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

That '80s show: 3rd Street all Russian Dolled up today for Netflix TV shoot

Crews for "Russian Doll" are along Third Street between Avenue A and Avenue B today (and tonight) ... where the block for the time-bending Netflix series (No. 2) was decked out for an early 1980s look.

Despite the leap back a few decades, series lead (and a writer and creator) Natasha Lyonne hasn't reverse aged a day! 

EVG contributor Stacie Joy shared these photos...
... this is Jane's Exchange... doing duty as a Ukrainian market called Ukraine Grocer...
Apparently, only Book Club along here missed out on the time travel

And around the corner on Avenue B, Ben's Deli, which played a key role in season 1, got a new look...
Stacie reports that Lyonne was very friendly with the onlookers, who cheered her on as she smiled and waved ...

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Tuesday's parting shots

"Russian Doll" day continues... season 2 of the Netflix series is filming at multiple locations in the East Village, including at (in!) 7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar ... which is going by Black Gumball for the shoot...
Film notices around the neighbor names this production as "Black Gumball."

And there'll be more filming tomorrow on Avenue B, Third Street and Houston, among other locales.

In a piece of casting news, Annie Murphy, who played Alexis Rose on "Schitt's Creek," will reportedly be in the second season of "Russian Doll." 

Prepping for 'Black Gumball' (or 'Russian Doll' — shhhh!) on 3rd Street and Avenue B

Crews for "Black Gumball" are prepping some storefronts on Third Street and Avenue B ahead of tomorrow's shoot along here.

As Stacie Joy's photos show, Jane's Exchange is now Old Ukraine Grocer ...
Expect a laundromat here too...
... and Ben's Deli on B is getting some enhancements...
Ben's at 32 Avenue B served as a pivotal location for the time-bending Netflix series "Russian Doll" and Natasha Lyonne's character. Much of that award-winning series from 2019 was filmed in the East Village.

Word is "Black Gumball" is code/the working title for season 2 of "Russian Doll." 

Updated 2 p.m. 

Crews are at 7B/Vazac's/Horseshoe Bar too... a scene of several interesting moments in Season 1... photo by Vinny & O...
See this post for more details on the shoot.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Your 'Russian Doll' reader

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Let's do the time warp again

The folks at Ben's Deli at 32 Avenue B were thrilled to serve as a pivotal location for "Russian Doll" and Natasha Lyonne's character ... and, as a show of thanks, they put out this congratulatory sign today for the Netflix show's Emmy nominations.

The time looping series was actually nominated for 13 Emmys, and received three. The awards were presented this past Sunday.

"Russian Doll" will return for season two. Perhaps Ben's will make a return engagement too.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Your 'Russian Doll' reader

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church in the morning

A view this morning of St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church on 10th Street and Avenue A.

Some history of the landmarked building via The New York Times in 2008:

The church, at 288 East 10th Street, near Avenue A, was built in 1882 and 1883 as the Memorial Chapel of St. Mark’s in the Bowery, one of the city’s oldest Episcopal parishes, as the gift of Rutherford Stuyvesant, a descendant of the Dutch governor Peter Stuyvesant, in memory of his wife.

In 1911, St. Mark’s rented the church, which served members of the area’s large Eastern European immigrant community, to the Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church, which remained there until St. Nicholas of Myra Orthodox Church, a Carpatho-Russian congregation, assumed the lease in 1925. The church is named for the archbishop of Myra (located in what is modern-day Turkey), who is a patron saint of children, sailors, merchants and students. The congregation bought the building from the Episcopal Diocese of New York in 1937.

The church is also known for its annual Cookie Walk ... perch for the red-tailed hawks of Tompkins Square Park ... and, now, the exterior for Maxine's apartment (that bathroom!) in "Russian Doll."

I forgot that "Gossip Girl" filmed here in 2010.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Your 'Russian Doll' reader

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Your 'Russian Doll' reader

"Russian Doll" debuted on Nexflix on Feb. 1. The macabre, eight-episode series, created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler and Leslye Headland, is set in the East Village ... with many EV locales, including Ben's Deli on Avenue B, Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar on Seventh Street and Avenue B, and Tompkins Square Park.

Lyonne (who has lived around here and and off through the years) plays the lead character who keeps dying and coming back to life at the same point during her 36th birthday party...

Anyway, I'd been meaning to write about the show — mostly for the use of the EV locales. However, I've only watched the first two episodes (I like it, though I'm not much of a binge watcher. I'm an episode-a-week person mostly). Meanwhile, there have been about 5 million articles written on "Russian Doll," with a few more million to arrive before I get through the next six episodes.

Here then instead, a selection of articles on the show...

The Ultimate 'Russian Doll' Theory About Tompkins Square Park (Gothamist)

The Key to 'Russian Doll' Might Be Tompkins Square Park (The New York Times)

'Russian Doll' Is Natasha Lyonne's 'Autobiography Wrapped in a Mind-Bending Concept' (The Hollywood Reporter)

• The 'Russian Doll' Map of the East Village (B+B)

'Russian Doll': The Story Behind the Song That’s Probably Stuck in Your Head Right Now (IndieWire)

'Russian Doll' May Be Perfect, But You Won't Be Satisfied (Wired)

What Is 'Russian Doll' Actually About? (The Atlantic)

Why Russian Doll's Co-Creator Would Rather Not Explain that Joyous Finale (Vanity Fair)

How Natasha Lyonne’s 'Russian Doll' Stunt Double Filmed All Those Death Scenes (Vulture)

Speaking of death... here's flashback to an EVG post from Feb 28, 2018...

Crews were out today filming scenes for "Russian Doll," an eight-episode Netflix series from Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland and Amy Poehler.

The comedy series follows Lyonne (pictured above) "on her journey as the guest of honor at a seemingly inescapable party one night in New York," per Hollywood Reporter.

Derek Berg caught this scene outside Vazac's/7B/Horseshoe Bar on Avenue B and Seventh Street... Lyonne's stunt double...