As EV Grieve reported, a new TV show called Life on Mars is filming in the East Village. Originally from the BBC, it's about a detective who goes back in time to 1970s New York. I might have to watch this.
Earlier this week, film crews turned back the clock to 1973 and filled 7th Street with hippies, rollerskaters, bikers, bongo players, and vintage cars.
I took some pics and thought it would be too, too precious to publish them in black and white. You can see a few more here.
Later, BoweryBoogie spotted them on Orchard. They better film fast--Orchard is vanishing every day.
Life on Mars isn't the only production trying to capture the former New York. There have also been notices up about the John Hurt film An Englishman in New York, the second installment in the story of Quentin Crisp. The production company is seeking exteriors that bring to mind the 70s and early 80s. Too bad Quentin's beloved Cooper Square Diner has since morphed into "bizarre Thai restaurant" Kurve.