2006_10_arts_126.jpgBack in April Gawker reported that the 126 Rivington kids (the ones the NY Times wrote about earlier in the year) would indeed be filming a show. A Melrose Place of the Lower East Side, complete with real life "star" and neighbor Piper Perabo.

Well last night, just outside of The Magician on Rivington Street, there were a ton of camera crews, prop tables, and whatever else it takes to create yet another reality tv show. When we asked, we were told it was an HBO show filming the lives of residents on the street. Almost makes us want to subscribe to HBO. Almost. Okay, not really.

Has anyone else seen filming for this going on? Here are some pictures that were taken of 126 back when the article was written.