Scenes From The Irishman’s Friday Night Shoot on the Lower East Side


Martin Scorsese’s, The Irishman, has moved on to the next locale after shooting on Orchard Street Friday evening. In a neighborhood that is at least indifferent and often totally irritated by the presence of television and film crews, this past weekend’s big budget Netflix production caused quite a bit of excitement. It was Scorsese, after all.

DeNiro, Pacino, Keitel, Pesci, etc. began shooting shortly after dark and went late into the night at the intersection of Broome and Orchard streets. They took a break to celebrate Scorsese’s 75th birthday.

The Irishman recounts Frank Sheeran’s years as a mob hitman. Scorsese recreated Umberto’s Clam House on the Lower East Side. That’s the Little Italy restaurant where mobster Joe Gallo (played by Bobby Cannavale) was gunned down in 1972. The owners have spent the last several decades trying to put the violent episode behind them.


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Here’s a shot from local property owner Michael Forrest, taken a few hours before the Umberto’s scene was filmed (yes, there was at least one film camera):


And another one from Pat Arnow:

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#RobertDeNiro on the set of #TheIrishman on the #LowerEastSide on November 17, 2017 in New York City.

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Photos: Adam Sandler Films The Cobbler on the Lower East Side

Photos by Damien Acevedo.

Photos by Damien Acevedo.

Thanks to Damien Acevedo for sending along these shots from yesterday’s Adam Sandler film shoot on the Lower East Side.

Adam Sandler’s “The Cobbler” Set to Shoot on the LES Today

Essex Street at Grand Street. Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

Essex Street at Grand Street. Photo by Dave Bolotsky.

Dave Bolotsky send along this photo this morning; the crew of the new Adam Sandler film, The Cobbler, is preparing for today’s shooting on the Lower East Side.  Dustin Hoffman and Steve Buscemi are also starring in the  comedy.


Real Crime Scene Becomes Fictional Television Backdrop

“Person of Interest” star Jim Caviezel filming outside the Seward Park Extension

In what can only be a bizarre coincidence, the cast and crew of CBS crime drama “Person of Interest” were filming at Grand and Norfolk streets yesterday afternoon, behind the Seward Park Extension building, the site of last week’s shooting of police officer Brian Groves.

The show follows the adventures of an ex-CIA operative who stops crime in New York City at the behest of a mysterious billionaire. Groves was saved by his bullet-proof vest after being fired on by a suspect he was chasing down a stairwell. The shooter remains at-large, and police are offering up to $22,000 for information relating to his arrest. More photos from yesterday’s filming after the jump.

“Blue Bloods” Tapes on Grand Street Wednesday

Could you see Tom Selleck at the Doughnut Plant, or perhaps noshing on a bialy this week? Who knows!  The CBS cop drama “Blue Bloods” will be filming on Grand Street Wednesday. The show uses Lower East Side and Chinatown venues quite frequently.  There are signs up along Grand, near Norfolk Street, today advising residents about the shoot, scheduled Wednesday from 6 a.m-11 p.m.