Candace Bushnell‘s NBC show Lipstick Jungle has set up shop in the Flatiron district-right outside the Observer offices!–for the day, occupying two blocks of Broadway between 19th and 21st streets. Some helpful production assistants told us they were filming a “club scene” featuring stars Lindsay Price (dressed in what another Observer reporter likened to a “blue medieval beer wench” costume) and Andrew McCarthy inside Strata, a multilevel nightspot under whose awning we like to smoke.
“It’s like a Halloween dream sequence thing,” one of them added. Indeed, the sidewalk was mostly occupied by a line of costumed extras (masqueraders and witches, mostly). Lipstick Jungle star Brooke Shields was reportedly not around, but we were told that she is expected on set at Franklin and Varick streets tomorrow (just saying!).