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

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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):

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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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