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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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The Internet Tries to ‘Save Sue Simmons’

If you’ve ever pitched media in New York, then you’re probably familiar with Sue Simmons, who for 32 years has been at the WNBC4 anchor desk with her “Ron Burgundy,” Chuck Scarborough. In an effort to ruin a beautiful spring-like day, the network dropped news yesterday that Simmons’ contract has not been renewed and she’ll be vacating her spot on the 11p.m. broadcast come June.

The big reason for her departure: her $5 million salary. According to the New York Post, the network and its parent company also have a problem with Simmons’ unwillingness to make appearances beyond her anchor duties.

Of course, the Internets wouldn’t let an institution like Sue Simmons disappear without a fight.

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