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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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Look For Robert De Niro Interning in Williamsburg Today

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

(Photo: Daniel Maurer)

No, he’s not working at Vice like the rest of the neighborhood. He’s starring as a widower turned fashion-website lackey in The Intern, which shoots in Williamsburg today and tomorrow. (Apparently one movie about old dudes doing internships wasn’t enough.)

According to a flyer, filming will occur from around 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., and the shoot will eat up parking spaces from North 8th to North 13th Street, between Bedford and Wythe Avenue, plus Nassau Ave near Guernsey Street.
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Richard Gere Is On the Streets: 6 Things Homeless NYers Want His Film to Show

Richard Gere today. (Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

Richard Gere today. (Photo: Elizabeth Flock)

We found Richard Gere this morning huddled between two trash containers on East 10th Street, between First Avenue and Avenue A, where the actor is filming Time Out of Mind, a movie about a homeless man in New York.

Just blocks away, near Tompkins Square Park, a handful of actual homeless New Yorkers pushed carts filled with bottles and cans they had collected for resale. Over on Second Avenue and East Seventh Street, a group of “travelers” sat outside the shuttered May Chan restaurant. We asked both groups of people to share a little bit about their daily life. Here are six things they said the film should portray about homelessness in New York City.
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