Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Celebs in the Village

Scarlett Johansson in the Alfa Romeo

Last week, on route to my local coffee shop, Grounded, I saw  Martin Scorsese directing a Dolce & Gabbana commercial with Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey.  

This took place on the corner of Greenwich Avenue and Jane Street where a violent incident occurred several hours earlier (explained below).   Lots of drama on that corner.  

First the commercial:
Scarlett and Matthew MaCaughany (left) after finishing a shot for Martin Scorsese 

Mr. Scorsese

Resident artist and polemist Glazman stopped to chat up the crew.  He was coerced to pose for a snap with Johansson (who elected to remain in the car).

Scorsese with headphones

A Few Hours Earlier

Several hours earlier there was a fight on the same spot, where a guy was knocked out cold.  Apparently a disgruntled Goldman Sachs employee who lost his job and wife, lashed out at some people who were dining at Benny's Burritos, resulting in an injury to his head. 

In the background you can see Flight 001, the travel gadget shop, with the blue awning.  Later on it was transformed for the commercial.

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