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If a massive flood happens to hit Long Island this fall, Darren Aronofsky has it covered.
The Black Swan director is currently working on Noah, starring Russell Crowe as the famous ark-builder of the Old Testament. Instead of recreating an Ark with CGI, Aronofsky has kept it real by building a life-size, 5-story tall Ark on the grounds of Planting Fields Arboretum in Upper Brookville, New York.
On Tuesday night Stephen Colbert made a very special announcement on "The Colbert Report". No, he isn't running for office again, but he is hosting a music festival aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum in New York City!
"The only thing bigger than the festival itself is this year's venue," Colbert said during the announcement. "You may know her from her work capturing the Marshall Islands during WWII. She displaces 41,434 tons. Ladies and gentleman, the mother#$%#&$# U.S. Intrepid!"
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After being closed for more than 5 years, one of NYC's most famous clubs, CBGB, is being resurrected as a music festival.
The festival will be similar to Austin's SXSW and will include conferences, workshops, rock 'n' roll movie screenings, and performances by more than 300 band at venues across New York City.
The Cro-Mags, Vision of Disorder, Sick of It All, Guided by Voices, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Cloud Nothings, the Baseball Project, So So Glos, Firehorse, the Dirty Pearls, D Generation, and Sister Sparrow are all part of the music line-up.
Surprise, surprise. Jimmy Kimmel announced he's taking his ABC talk show on the road, but he isn't headed to Las Vegas or Manhattan...he's going to Brooklyn.
Jimmy Kimmel Live will tape five shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music between October 29 and November 2. The episodes won't only be filmed in Brooklyn, they will also showcase the borough's neighborhoods, restaurants, music scene, and people.
The beloved Texas-based theater chain, Alamo Drafthouse is continuing its expansion with the announcement of a New York City location.
The Alamo theaters are known for their unique in-theater dining experiences and fun theme nights, like the Houston location's upcoming Girlie Night featuring a screening Say Anything.
The NYC Drafthouse will be located in the former Metro Theater at 2626 Broadway on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The venue will feature five screens showing new releases and the theaters' signature programming. And, like all Alamo Drafthouses, they will be serving food and drinks during movies, while upholding a strict no-talking policy.
The NYC location is expected to open in 2013. Until then, you keep up on the theater's progress at Drafthouse.com.
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Conrad Hotels & Resorts is celebrating their newest property, Conrad New York, by partnering with the Tribeca Film Festival.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Hotels & Resorts have recently announced that they will serve as the Official Hotel Partners of the Tribeca Film Festival through 2014, and they are offering you the chance to win a trip to this year's fest!
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The NYC Food Film Festival recently began gearing up for this year's event, which will take place October 18-21 and is now in the midst of the 2012 Call For Entries.
Filmmakers everywhere are invited to submit their food films for consideration through April 20th, 2012. The only criteria for submitting a film is that it must be about food or drink, and it must be submitted digitally via thefoodfilmfestival.com.
Even though ABC has grounded new episodes of Pan Am until January 8, 2012, the show's stars are still busy shooting fresh scenes in New York City.
On Wednesday, December 7, Christina Ricci was spotted filming in a little black retro dress on the Upper East Side. Ricci, who plays Pan Am flight attendant Maggie Ryan in the series, also did some multitasking as she walked, smoked, and enjoyed a diet coke on the way to her trailer to change.
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Did you ever wonder what it would be like to take a lie detector test? The Showtime series Homeland is giving New Yorkers a chance to find out this afternoon with free lie detector tests out of a van.
The Homeland "Surveillance Van," complete with polygraph machines and certified polygraph experts, will be parked near Bryant Park (possibly around back of the Bank of America building) in New York City today until 5 pm.
Participants will have the chance to take a real polygraph test while being prompted to lie according to an assigned character sheet. Everyone who tries the test will also get free Homeland downloads and t-shirts.
If you can't make it to Bryant Park today, follow Homeland on Twitter to find out where their surveillance van will show up next.
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John Travolta might not be any use to KFC, but he does have something that the producers of Pan Am want.
In the pilot episode of the hit ABC show, Long Island's Republic Airport filled in for a Cuba airstrip, and this week it will play Haiti for a scene in an upcoming episode.
The cast and crew will spend three days (October 26-28) shooting night scenes on the airport tarmac, which are to be taking place during a 1960's coup.
They'll also be using a special aircraft for the shoot: John Travolta's Boeing 707. The plane normally sports the Qantas Airlines livery, but, for the scenes, will be covered in a vinyl wrap bearing the Pan Am markings.
The plane was expected to arrive at the airport yesterday, but so far there's been no word on whether or not Travolta delivered it himself.
New York Comic Con kicks off today at the Javits Center in New York City, but if you think it's too late to get tickets, think again.
This year's special guests at NYCC, which runs through Sunday, include comic legend Stan Lee, SNL's Seth Meyers, and director Kevin Smith. The 3-day schedule is also packed with lots of panels, screenings, costume contests, autograph signings and comics vendors.
Most of the drama on ABC's Pan Am takes place in the sky but the show is actually filmed on the ground, in New York City.
Pan Am uses the famous Steiner Studios in Brooklyn as their home base where they've painstakingly recreated the interiors of a vintage 1960's Pan Am 707 jetliner. Set designers pulled parts for the set from California's Mojave Desert where old planes are retired, duplicated china and silverware used on flights in the '60s, and even borrowed a piece of the cockpit panel from an aviation museum.