Releasing on Amazon Prime Video on Thursday October 18th is the new series Modern Love, based on the popular column in The New York Times that explores relationships of all kinds. The series, inspired by true stories from the column that “explore love in New York City in its many forms — Romantic, Universal, Familial, Platonic, and Self-Love,” features a large ensemble cast including Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Dev Patel, Julia Garner, Catherine Keener, John Slattery, and many more. In addition, a Museum of Modern Love opened at 632 Broadway this past weekend in tandem with the show with interactive exhibitions and even a custom flavor popcorn machine inspired by characters in the show.
1. Fairway in Red Hook
Photo: Christopher Saunders/Amazon Studios
In the episode “Take Me as I Am, Whoever I Am,” with Anne Hathaway and Gary Carr, Hathaway’s character Lexi meets Carr’s character Jeff inside the Fairway in Red Hook, Brooklyn (“I was in cold meats and cheese, he was in fruit and veg, we knew it was love.” A coordinated dance breaks out (as imagined by Lexi) in the brick building.
The warehouse, with those awesome real shutters, was once a warehouse for William Beard and part of the industrial activities connected to the Erie Basin (itself part of the Erie Canal). “If you can find love early morning in the supermarket, you know you can trust it,” Lexi, a lawyer struggling with bipolar disorder says. The person whose essay the episode was based on says in a recent interview with the New York Times, “With John, he mentioned wanting to do the manic episode like “La La Land,” and I thought that was brilliant because that’s the way it is. Everything’s so bright. You are Mary Tyler Moore in her opening sequence.”