‘Ironside’ Invades East Village

lucyJoanna Marshall

If you’ve noticed the herds of white trailers hogging parking spaces around the East Village, that’s NBC filming the pilot of “Ironside,” a remake of the 1970s show about a snappy, wheelchair-bound detective, played by Blair Underwood of “L.A. Law.” Co-stars include Spencer Grammer of long-running sorority show “Greek” and Neal Bledsoe, who recently featured in the musical series “Smash.”

At noon, assistants in headsets were grumpily swishing people away from the north side of Bleecker Street, between Bowery and Lafayette, as what appeared to be a mugging was filmed. As a crowd of lunch-breakers watched, an actor came sprinting out of a basement and down the street, trampling two other characters.

The neighborhood will have a reprieve tomorrow when the crew films under the Manhattan Bridge. But Sam Bruton, a parking PA for NBC studios, said that the fleet of campers would probably be back in the East Village on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.