More Scenes from the Set of ‘The Knick’ on Orchard Street [PHOTOS]

Posted on: November 7th, 2013 at 6:00 am by
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With The Knick stationed at Orchard and Broome Streets, current Lower East Siders can live in a turn-of-the-century setting, complete with dirt roads, horses, and pushcarts. No DeLorean necessary here.

Boogie contributor Chris Thompson sent along the following image of director Steven Soderbergh on set. Which is outside the new Irving Farms Coffee Roasters shop.

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Director Steven Soderbergh, Photo: Chris Thompson

Creating such a large scale storefront transformation is not without its costs to the local businesses, however. Foot traffic is essentially zeroed out for the two-day filming period, and stores were compensated with only a paltry sum. So we’re told. And their brands won’t even be in the final product. Anyway…

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Let’s just hope the cleanup effort for The Knick is as frenzied and meticulous as the setup. We’re already hearing stories from readers that this production hasn’t been too great with that…

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Bonus: the following short was shot yesterday by local resident Courtney Sell. “Orchard Street Blues,” as it’s called, pays tribute to the silent black-and-whites, edited with that old-school feel.

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