Iconic ‘Louis Zuflacht’ Building at 154 Stanton Sells for $4.8M

Posted September 11, 2015 at 5:10 am

The stout, two-story commercial building at 154 Stanton Street just changed hands a couple weeks ago for nearly $4.8 million. Artist Kristen Copham held onto the 3,600 square-foot property for seven years, installing the NY Studio Gallery, office space upstairs, and later, the Smart Clothes Gallery. Its most recent function, however, was television backdrop (i.e. […]

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‘Indoor Summer Flea Market’ Pops Up at 154 Stanton Street

Posted July 10, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s official. The Lower East Side will no longer be subjected to open-ended filming schedules for Forever. The ABC drama, suspiciously similar to Pete Hamill’s book of same, was canceled by the network earlier this spring. Despite number of some 7 million viewers for the last episode. The cancellation also means the faux Abe’s Antiques […]

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‘Forever’ Finally Finished with Stanton Street; Yoga Teddy Bear on the Way

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:16 am

At long last, the reign of Forever on the eastern front of Stanton Street is concluded. No more filming at the Smart Clothes Gallery at 154 Stanton, which was transformed into Abe’s Antiques. The production caused numerous headaches for locals during its nine-month takeover, shooting scenes on a near-weekly basis. That iconic Louis Zuflacht ghost lettering […]

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Forever Filming ‘Forever’ on the Lower East Side

Posted January 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

Forever filming Forever on the Lower East Side. Take 859. The ABC series is slated to resume its normal occupation of Suffolk Street today to film scenes at the faux Abe’s Antiques shop. This is the eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). Remember that the set was constructed here at 154 […]

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‘Forever’ an Invasion on the Lower East Side

Posted December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

It never ends, does it. Filming activities for the ABC show Forever constantly plague the area east of Essex Street, at an average rate of once a week. With good reason. This is where the fictional Abe’s Antiques resides (154 Stanton), eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). The […]

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‘Forever’ Continues Its Lower East Side Takeover Today

Posted December 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

Of all the shows that utilize the Lower East Side as backdrop – whether for past or present – it definitely seems as though Forever is one of the more intrusive productions. Ever since last summer, the ABC period piece continually invades the neighborhood to capture scenes. Most shoots are headquartered near the faux shop, Abe’s […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Continues Its Months-Long Filming Residency Today on the Lower East Side

Posted November 21, 2014 at 10:25 am

The season-long residency of Forever continues today on the Lower East Side. This ABC production has been headquartered east of Essex Street (between Houston and Delancey) since July. It was around that time that the production transformed 154 Stanton Street – Smart Clothes Gallery – into a faux shop called “Abe’s Antiques.” Four months out, […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Returns to Clinton Street Today for More Filming

Posted August 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

Later today, for the third time in four weeks, ABC’s Forever is setting up shop on Clinton Street. Production for the network pilot is set to occupy the blocks between Rivington and East Houston, and will presumably include shots at the Abe’s Antiques faux store at 154 Stanton (currently Smart Clothes gallery). Forever is a sci-fi drama […]

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ABC’s ‘Forever’ Filming at Faux Antique Store on Stanton Street Today

Posted August 8, 2014 at 6:10 am

Abe’s Antiques on Stanton Street is ready for its television debut. Later today, film crews will swarm the immediate vicinity of Suffolk and Stanton to capture scenes for ABC’s new pet project, Forever. Requisite “no parking” signs are taped to street furniture over to Clinton and south to Rivington. As previously reported, the Smart Clothes gallery at […]

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Abe’s Antiques on Stanton Street is a Set for ABC’s ‘Forever’

Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:03 am

Don’t get your hopes up; that’s not a real antiques store at the northeast corner of Suffolk and Stanton Streets. We’re told that Abe’s Antiques is simply masquerading as a retail setting for the upcoming ABC television series Forever. Apparently the filming crews will return to number 154 later this week to capture more scenes. For […]

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