Over the weekend, as part of its Irishman promo efforts, Netflix took over parts of Little Italy, “de-aging” the neighborhood to a version of itself from 1975, stocking the neighborhood with vintage newspapers, plenty of cannoli, and a vintage Chevy Bel Air. While Grub Street has no particular interest in promoting a new film — though we hear it’s good! — we will nevertheless always welcome the opportunity to revel in the imagined nostalgia for old New York. Here’s what the scene looked like.
Netflix went all out for its Irishman promotion. Photo: Scott Heins