Showing posts with label filming in New York. Show all posts
Showing posts with label filming in New York. Show all posts

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Summertime snow job

In the 568 posts the past few days about crews filming the Amazon series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" on St. Mark's Place, we've seen the crew set up a Christmas tree stand and reindeer ... not to mention bring in cars that fit the dramedy's 1958 setting... so we'll wrap it up with a photo from last night when it all came to life in front of the cameras between Avenue A and First Avenue — complete with fake snow...

Thanks to @jaclynstagrams for the above photo!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Meanwhile, on the most humid day of summer, Christmas comes to St. Mark's Place

Film crews for the Amazon series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" beat the Astor Place Kmart to setting up a Christmas display... crews are on St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue prepping for scenes for the dramedy set in 1958.

The scene provided a WTF moment for EVG regular Jose Garcia, who shared these photos...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The amazing Spider-Man's amazing lighting

Shawn Chittle notes the late-night filming of "The Amazing Spider-Man" on the Williamsburg Bridge. Taken from Avenue A and 11th Street toward the southeast around 1:30 a.m.

Here are some shots by James and Karla Murray on Flickr.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Why some people really hate 'Gossip Girl' right about now

'Gossip Girl' is back to film in the neighborhood... with signs up on St. Mark's Place, Ninth Street and 10th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue...

And we've heard grumbling from people who had to dig out of snowbound parking spaces this weekend and attempt to find somewhere else to stow their cars...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

6:38 p.m., Seventh Street, Jan. 26

Filming for "The Last Quartet" continues this evening on Seventh Street between Avenue C and Avenue D. While it's a fairly small production, one reader noted: "Film crew showed up at 4 am on Avenue C and 7th Street. Apparently had trouble parking, woke my roommate up yelling directions to the trucks."

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Your chance to heckle Tom Selleck this week — not once but twice

"Blue Bloods," the oddly named NYC cop drama starring our beloved Magnum P.I. and the guy from New Kids on the Block who's become a pretty good actor, is filming in the neighborhood this week... around Avenue A and St. Mark's Place tomorrow... and near the Bowery on Tuesday...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Cowboy hats, balloons and film crew at AlphaBet Cafe

"Generation Um" continues filming around the Lower East Side... there's a noontime scene being shot now at the AlphaBet Cafe on 14th Street and Avenue B... no sign of lead Keanu Reeves... but there are several people in straw cowboy hates (er, HATS!) and balloons...

According to IMDB, the film is set in Los Angeles... which means the LES is more LA than LA?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

'Margin Call' on the Bowery

"Margin Call" is filming on the Bowery and Houston this morning... The Wall Street thriller stars Jeremy Irons, Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore... and the two fellows filming a scene in this convertible, Paul Bettany and Penn Badgley...

Wonder if ol' Penn is going to the Mars Bar later?

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Times goes to the Mars Bar with one of those guys who's in "Gossip Girl"

Friday, July 16, 2010

This disarming man: Larry David on Fourth Avenue

Filming "Curb Your Enthusiasm" on Fourth Avenue and 12th Street a little bit ago... thanks to EV Grieve reader Shaps for the shot.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Michael C. Hall and 'East Fifth Bliss' filming on Seventh Street (right now!)

This afternoon, the small 'East Fifth Bliss' crew was camped out on Seventh Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue, providing some entertainment for shopkeepers and passersby who stood around and watched...

From our vantage point hiding behind a truck and dumpster, we spotted lead actor Michael C. Hall standing by a cab. We also found a decent bookshelf. But we left it behind.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Q-and-A with 'East Fifth Bliss' author Douglas Light

About the building that inspired the novel 'East Fifth Bliss'

Sunday, April 18, 2010

'East Fifth Bliss' filming on First Avenue today

"East Fifth Bliss," based on former East Village resident Douglas Light's novel, films today on First Avenue and parts of 12th and 13th Streets... And Slum Goddess will be an extra for scenes being filmed next week...

And Peter Fonda has joined the cast ... playing alongside Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu and others...

Previously on EV Grieve:
Q-and-A with 'East Fifth Bliss' author Douglas Light

About the building that inspired the novel 'East Fifth Bliss'

Monday, March 29, 2010

About the building that inspired the novel "East Fifth Bliss"

Page Six had an item yesterday titled "Michael C. Hall's East Village movie searching for his character's apartment."

As the item notes:

"Fifth Street Bliss," with "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall, starts filming in the East Village next month. Director Michael Knowles, who adapted the novel of the same title by Douglas Light, has brokers looking for an apartment where Hall's unemployed character, 35-year-old Morris Bliss, lives with his widowed father. Brie Larson, 20, of "The United States of Tara," will play the sexually precocious 18-year-old daughter of a former classmate who ends Bliss' inertia. The movie also stars Lucy Liu and Michael Rapaport.

The brokers will not be able to use the building that inspired the book: 343 E. Fifth St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

Why? The building's remaining residents were allegedly booted last September for a fancy makeover...

Author Douglas Light lived in the East Village for nearly 15 years, including a long stint at 343 E. Fifth St.

In an e-mail, Douglas told me:

"My wife actually ran into an old tenant from there ... and he was telling her some wild stories about $250k buy-out offers (which he turned down, of course), arson by the building owner (to flush-out the remaining hold-outs), and the police cuffing and prep-walking the owner out of the building. As for the validity of the stories I can't say. This is the same guy who believed my wife was a spy that the owner planted in the building to keep tabs on everyone."

In the book, one of the longtime residents of the building, Sofar, never leaves his apartment.

From the book:

"Sofar is an anchorite, confined to the worn rooms of his small space. He lives on delivery, never leaves the building, paranoid that the moment he steps outside, he'll be booted from his rent-stabilized apartment.

His fears are well-founded.

The last time he stepped out, his place was broken into and Hambone was dognapped. Everything was left a mess.

It was Hatfield, the then-owner of the building, that broke in. He desperately wanted Sofar out, wanted his rent-stabilized apartment back."

In this case, fiction becomes reality, perhaps.

I talked with Douglas more about the book and the East Village. Look for that interview later this week.

And here's 343 E. Fifth St. in progress...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Front and Maiden back to being Front and Maiden

An intersection in the Financial District became 54th Street and Third Avenue...



Oh, well. I was with Goggla, who left a comment yesterday saying:

Ha, I hope they leave the street signs up! I'd love to see lost tourists milling around, looking at their maps and saying, "Whaa?"

Previously on EV Grieve:
Financial District becomes Midtown for "The Other Guys"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Financial District becomes Midtown for "The Other Guys"

There are gawkers galore now down in the Financial District next to the Seaport, according to a source standing right in the middle of it. People are lined up to see the likes of Will Ferrell, The Rock and Mark Wahlberg film "The Other Guys."

Anyway. Midtown must not have that Midtown feel these days...which may explain why the corner of Maiden Lane and Front Street is standing in as 54th Street and Third Avenue.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pay no mind to those helicopters hovering over the city all day today and tomorrow

Thanks to the EV Grieve reader for pointing out this item from the Post:

Don’t be alarmed if you see low-flying helicopters around Manhattan.

New York City officials say they’re being used for a movie.

They’ll be around the city between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

The locations include midtown, Wall Street, and the George Washington, Manhattan and Verrazano bridges.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Updated! Mysterious, low-flying helicopter returns...

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

No undergarments will be harmed during the filming of SATC2

Yes, that was really bad, that headline. Filming for "Sex and the City 2" gets under way yesterday. According to the Post: "Sarah Jessica Parker, wearing angelic white and a pair of gold Jimmy Choo heels with bright red soles, happily cavorted on the Upper East Side before jumping into a cab."

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