Showing posts with label Sex and the City ruined New York CIty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sex and the City ruined New York CIty. Show all posts

Thursday, August 22, 2013

That 'Carrie' show

That "Carrie Diaries" shoot has been going on this evening on East Seventh Street near Second Avenue... action for the "Sex and the City" TV prequel is mostly outside Café Della Pace at the moment... might be here for awhile. Pull up a seat!

Today's sign of the apocalypse

Oh! "The Carrie Diaries" will be filming around the neighborhood today... signs are up along East Seventh Street, and perhaps elsewhere... crews for the CW prequel to "Sex and the City" were shooting on Essex Street Tuesday...

It revolves around the eponymous Carrie , a shy high-school girl who uses her newly discovered telekinetic powers to exact revenge on those who tease her during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s and part of her life in New York working as a writer.

Monday, February 28, 2011

'Sex and the City 2' continues to shame New York

The Razzies were held last night... honoring the worst movies of the past year (this wasn't the thing on ABC?)... and some old friends received accolades, per The Daily Mail ... "Sex and the City 2" received Worst Sequel and and all four of its stars — Jessica Cattrall, Sarah Kim Parker, Kristin Cynthia and Davis Nixon — collectively took the worst actress category. No word yet if this means that the SATC bus tours will be discounted.

[Via Runnin' Scared]

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Marketing an East Village scavenger hunt

For some reason this popped up in my inbox the other day... see if you can find the two words in the description that, that... shouldn't have anything to do with the others...

Watson Adventures' Secrets of the East Village Scavenger Hunt
This East Village scavenger hunt takes participants to the haunts of diverse personalities ranging from Washington Irving to Andy Warhol to Carrie Bradshaw to Leon Trotsky, learning amazing facts about the sights seen along the way. Highlights include TV and movie locations, hurly-burly St. Mark's Place, the last remnant of the Fillmore East, the remains of the city's most aristocratic neighborhoods, the scene of a notorious riot over Macbeth, and a mini-Ukraine.

Yes, the answer is Leon Trotsky.

Ugh. Anyway, the tour is this Saturday at 5 p.m., and costs $9.75.

Monday, May 31, 2010


Looking at the weekend box-office report...

Sex and the City 2 notched an estimated $32.1 million on approximately 6,100 screens at 3,445 locations, bringing its total to $46.3 million since its Thursday debut. That's a huge step backwards from the first Sex and the City, which bagged $57 million on its first weekend. Distributor Warner Bros.' exit polling indicated that a whopping 90 percent of Sex 2's audience was female, and 54 percent was under 35 years old. By comparison, the first Sex's opening weekend audience was 83 percent female.

Meanwhile, the SATC2 sign vandalism continued around the neighborhood....

BoweryBoogie has pointed out some SATCII vandalism on the LES...

Friday, May 28, 2010

"SATC2 takes everything that I hold dear as a woman ... and rapes it to death with a stiletto that costs more than my car"

I made a vow not to discuss "Sex and the City II." At least more than I already have. But Jeremiah's post today got me all riled up. Anyway, among other things, he points us to Foster Kamer's rundown on the best SATCII slams here at the Voice. (Thanks Esquared!)

Meanwhile, Scott Lamb at BuzzFeed has a hilarious post this morning titled Don’t See Sex And The City 2. Here, you'll find some more blurbs from SATCII reviews. Like this one from Roger Ebert:

These people make my skin crawl.

However, arguably the greatest review is by Lindy West at The Stranger:

SATC2 takes everything that I hold dear as a woman and as a human—working hard, contributing to society, not being an entitled cunt like it’s my job—and rapes it to death with a stiletto that costs more than my car. It is 146 minutes long, which means that I entered the theater in the bloom of youth and emerged with a family of field mice living in my long, white mustache. This is an entirely inappropriate length for what is essentially a home video of gay men playing with giant Barbie dolls.


If this is what modern womanhood means, then just fucking veil me and sew up all my holes. Good night.


[Top image via BuzzFeed]


Time Out's "SATCII" review begins on Page 69. (And is "stock your pantry" some sort of euphemism for sex that I'm unfamiliar with...?)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Sex and the City II economy tour

From yesterday... some NYC specials based on "Sex and the City II" ... and this is just... depressing...

New York City's Pod Hotel, a budget-minded property on East 51st Street, has put together one of these anti-SATC packages.

Starting at $139 per night, the "Don't Get Carried Away" package includes one night in a bunk-bed room at the Pod, two cupcakes from Buttercup Bake Shop, a Brooklyn cocktail at East Side Social Club, and a knock-off designer handbag from Canal Street.

This package is a refreshing alternative to other SATC-themed packages, which typically have heftier price tags (can you say luxurious suites, Magnolia Bakery cupcakes, Cosmopolitan cocktails, and designer brands?)

And I just can't tell if this is supposed to be funny or not.

Friday, May 21, 2010

"Sex and the City 2" ads make empty building look better empty

At 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue a few months ago... when the dread first began (again)...

Now at the same spot ... much better...


Somewhere on St. Mark's Place... I think... I get mixed up with the 4,987 SATCII ads around...

Monday, May 3, 2010

There is NO ESCAPE

Looking north from Union Square on Park Avenue South... And white before Memorial Day? Tacky!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Breaking: Oh, God! No! No! NOOOOOOOO!