Thursday, October 23, 2008
Filming began in Brooklyn Heights Oct. 19 for a Russian comedy film, "No Love in the City," about three bumbling guys "searching to find their lost mojo," according to an accommodating, very friendly member of the ensemble of at least 40-50. The cast and crew assembled early Sunday morning, sharing craft food services with Montague Street Business Improvement District workers.
Filming took place on the steps of a Montague Terrace brownstone at the corner of Remsen, though crew trucks were parked all along Remsen and Hicks, with further filming due over the next week. Major production, it appears. Unlike the summer filming in the nabe of "Burn After Reading," which filmed along Hicks Street, only to be set in Georgetown, D.C., a crew member assured that the locale will remain true.
No word on when the film will be delivered or whether it will be shown in America.
Posted by Chuck Taylor at 7:40 AM
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Cool cats, I have come up with a wondrous new way to observe the great cities of Manhattan and Brooklyn... taking pictures of NUMBERS, from 1 to 100... It's giving me an entirely new perspective on all that I observe on an everyday basis. I've got a running record of those numbers that I've covered... and it's become an extraordinary exercise. Stand by... by year end, I hope to deliver the full kitty...
Posted by Chuck Taylor at 9:19 PM
Sunday, October 19, 2008
I was geaking around at the Brooklyn Public Library on Friday and found this amazing picture of my apartment building at 62 Montague Street in 1920. The beautiful canopy over the front door is gone, sadly... At this point, there was a railing along the sidewalk to protect pedestrians from the Wall Street Ferry streetcar, which ran down Montague to the river. Of course, the ferry, streetcar and landing are all history now. Instead the Esplanade (Promenade) now creates a beautiful view into lower Manhattan, but prevents access to the water. The second photo is the corner of Montague Street and Montague Terrace, with 62 Montague Street in the background. This was taken in 1914. The third photo shows the bottom of Montague Street at the East River, where the streetcar dropped off passengers to board the Wall Street Ferry.
And today, cool cats...
Posted by Chuck Taylor at 11:19 AM