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Some Vintage Car Porn From the Set of David Simon’s The Deuce

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We don’t always go to midtown, but when we do, we come back with photos from the set of David Simon’s new HBO pilot about the ’70s porn industry. The Deuce has lined West 30th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues, with vintage cars, and has transformed 242 West 30th into an old-school Korean restaurant. We didn’t spot the pilot’s stars, James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal, but we did get an eyeful of vintage phone booths and mailboxes. We haven’t seen those since… well, Scorsese’s HBO show. All very authentic except for those ’70s-era trash piles, which upon closer inspection contained copies of this week’s newspapers. Don’t worry, Dave, we won’t tell.

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Scorsese’s ‘Rock and Roll’ Rolls into the East Village Today

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Crazy for Scorsese? Good news: It’s Martymania in East Village today.

After turning Williamsburg’s Rough Trade into an old-school Sam Goody earlier this month, Martin Sorcese’s forthcoming HBO show about NYC’s 1970s rock and roll scene is shooting in the Alphabet City.

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Silly on the Street: Billy Eichner, Louis CK Shooting in the East Village

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“Difficult People” waz here. (Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Looks like Louis CK might be coming back to the East Village — a sign near the corner of East 12th Street and Third Avenue indicates that his production company, Pig Newton, will be filming here next Wednesday. The new season of Louie starts April 5.

Earlier this week, the comic sent fans a self-described “very long email from Louis CK,” about his new stand-up special and his love for comedy clubs like (in the Village) the Comedy Cellar, Boston Comedy Club and the Village Gate. It’s worth a read if you’re a comedy nerd, so we’ve pasted it below. 
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Look For Seth Rogen Celebrating Christmas On Avenue B Tomorrow

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

Signs on Avenue B indicate that an “Untitled Xmas Project” will be filming on the avenue tomorrow at 6 p.m.

Could it be Jonathan Levine’s Christmas film, starring the Seth Rogen alongside Joseph Gordon Levitt, Anthonie Mackie and Lizzy Caplan? After all, the movie recently started filming in New York, by the looks of photos of the Apatow acolyte sporting an elfish ginger beard.

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Broad City Is Shooting in the East Village This Week [Updated]

Natasha Lyonne, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson back in April.

Natasha Lyonne, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson back in April.

Broad City filmed on the Lower East Side last week and now it’s the East Village’s turn: film shoot signs indicate that “BCB Productions” (or, as we like to call it, Broad City — outed!) is taking over St. Marks Place and also East Ninth Street, between Second and Third Avenues. Strangely, the shoot times are listed as 4 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday so we may or may not be awake to see Abbi and Ilana camping in the middle of St. Marks, Lena Dunham-style.

Update: An employee of Kenka says the St. Marks izakaya will be closed tonight because the show is shooting “inside of the building,” so expect Kenka’s giant tanuki to make an appearance in the upcoming season.

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ABC’s New Rom-Com Is Bringing Its Boob Jokes to the Bowery

Okay, so Taxi Driver 2 probably isn’t filming in the neighborhood, but ABC’s new rom-com will be shooting tomorrow. According to a flyer that warns parking will be affected around Bowery between Prince and Delancey, Manhattan Love Story “exposes the difference between men and women through the unfiltered thoughts of a new couple who have just begun dating in New York City.”
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