The 50 State Movie Map

Posted August 2, 2012 at 6:48 am

Remember that annoying song from childhood to help remember all fifty states in the union? Yup, that one.

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Generation Um Seeking Lower East Side Apartments for Filming

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

How would you feel about having Keanu Reeves and company film a feature in your living quarters? If you’ve always had that burning desire, and you live in the immediate environs of Hester Street between Orchard and Essex, now is definitely the time to capitalize.

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Scorsese vs Kubrick Movie Mashup [Video]

Posted August 4, 2010 at 6:24 am

In the course of talking with the folks at Schott NYC last month, we discovered a brilliant little Vimeo clip on their blog.  One Leandro Copperfield mashed up the catalog work of both Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese.  These heavyweights are responsible for some of the best films ever made.

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Zip Laundry Center at 164 Stanton Street

Posted August 4, 2010 at 6:12 am

We had almost given up on the alleged laundromat that announced its intentions for 164 Stanton Street last winter.  Signs first appeared in the door windows back in February, but thereafter the space remained dormant.  Only radio silence.

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Local Comedienne Jessica Delfino to Create BP Crisis Documentary

Posted July 12, 2010 at 6:17 am

Local performer-slash-comedienne Jessica Delfino (and Alex M. Smith) is heading to the Gulf on a dual-pronged mission to both volunteer in oil cleanup, and to capture the BP crisis firsthand for her new documentary.  The feature-length film is called Dirty Rainbow: Crisis in the Gulf, and will focus on “the people of New Orleans and […]

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The A-Team Takes Manhattan by Storm (Back in 1983)

Posted June 14, 2010 at 10:33 am

In honor of the new A-Team feature-film remake, which debuted at the box office this past weekend, it seems apropos to flashback to the 1983 episode entitled “The Out-of-Towners.” In this particular episode, the fearless foursome of John “Hannibal” Smith, “Howling Mad” Murdock, B.A. Baracus, and Templeton “Faceman” Peck mobilize to save Delancey Street shopkeepers […]

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Filming Recap: Get Him to the Greek [Video]

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Last summer, Get Him to the Greek filmed select scenes on Rivington Street, just outside the recently-deceased Kebab House II.  Both stars of the film, Russel Brand and Jonah Hill, were there for the nighttime shoot.

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8-Bit Evil Destroys Manhattan [Video]

Posted April 8, 2010 at 9:45 am

In general, people possess a strong craving for disaster movies, especially when New York City plays victim.  But what if, say, Manhattan was destroyed by 8-bit evil instead of tidal waves, real asteroids, or earthquakes.  This awesome video should enlighten us. Be careful out there.

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Liquid Sky Playing at Ace Hotel

Posted March 18, 2010 at 10:14 am

The folks at Cinema Nolita sent us the following information about a screening of the 1982 film Liquid Sky, running tonight at the Ace Hotel. From the inbox: The case can be made that you’re not really a New Yorker until you’ve seen Liquid Sky – Russian émigré director Slava Tsukerman’s giddily skewed outsider’s-eye-view of the […]

From Tenements to Loews on Delancey

Posted February 23, 2010 at 6:33 am

Our East Village compatriot EV Grieve sent along this photo from the official records of  It depicts a street scene outside 146 Delancey in 1908, and is accompanied by the following caption: A barefoot young boy on the sidewalk near 146 Delancey Street, Manhattan, watches laborers dig in the street. The view shows storefronts […]