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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Blows Up Brooklyn

HBO’s well-dressed but underwhelming period drama “Boardwalk Empire” turned heads in Greenpoint, Brooklyn last night the old-fashioned way: by blowing stuff up!

Seems like every city news source reported yesterday on an explosion that would “rock parts of Greenpoint and Manhattan”–and the show’s tech crew did indeed send a line of prop storefronts up in flames just before 11 PM last night. We guess this is a good way to build buzz and emphasize the fact that your show has…very impressive production values.

Anyway, we’ll leave it to NBC New York’s old hand Chuck Scarborough:

Check out The L Magazine‘s photos and get back to us: Were you close to the action last night? (For what it’s worth, we were about a mile away and we didn’t quite see what all the fuss was about. And as much as we may love Steve Buscemi, we feel the same way about the show itself.)

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