DeNiro and Lee Have Designs on Your Nostalgia


Reuter’s is reporting that New Yorkers longing for a pre-“Rent,” pre-luxury condo filled Lower East Side might not have to wait much longer…on television, anyway.

Robert DeNiro and Spike Lee are developing the series “Alphaville” for Showtime, which will be set in the Alphabet City of the 1980s. Lee is set to direct the pilot episode, his first TV pilot since 2006’s “Shark” for CBS. (2) Though the series seems poised to capture a grittier, pre-gentrification Tompkins Square Park, we can only imagine what adding another production regularly shooting on location will mean for the real Tompkins Square Park.


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