As many of you know, GVSHP’s offices are located in the former rectory of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery. Today we couldn’t help but notice all of the action taking place around the corner in Abe Lebewohl Park and on Stuyvesant Street. Turns out, Alec Baldwin is filming a Capital One commercial (the actor has been a long time spokesperson for the bank). The theme is France (presumably Paris) on a rainy day in the 20′s. This area has such a well-preserved old time feel because it’s in the St. Mark’s Historic District, one of the first in the city and the only current district in the East Village (although GVSHP is working to change that by advocating for 2 new historic districts in the neighborhood). We’ll have to wait until the commercial airs to find out how this all ties together, but for now we put our preservation-paparazzi skills to use and captured some of the filming for you.