Himalayas on Cranberry and Hicks

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Snow is being piled into a heaping mound to make way for filming next week around Cranberry and Hicks. According to the sign, the film/TV show/commercial in question is called “IDK”. I don’t know if that means it’s called IDK or the producers don’t have a name yet. Either way, the kids are loving it.

Update: The filming will be for a movie called I Don’t Know How She Does It starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Greg Kinnear, Olivia Munn, Seth Meyers, Kelsey Grammer, Christina Hendricks, Jane Curtin and Pierce Brosnan. Mr. Remington Steele was last seen here in 2009 shooting the forgettable Remember Me. (Update: We’ve just learned that Brosnan will not be here, he wraps his work on the movie this week. However we’ve confirmed that Mr. Talk Soup Greg Kinnear wil be in Brooklyn Heights to film.)

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  • lois

    snow is so pretty when it first falls, but after hanging around the city for over a month, it’s pretty nasty!

  • bklyn20

    There are “no parking” signs for the same movie on Joralemon Street, roughly from Henry Street to Hicks.

  • my2cents

    Between the filthy snow and the still not picked up trash, the nabe looks pretty disgusting these days. Do society’s rules about cleaning up after one’s self cease to apply when it snows? I can’t believe how much litter and dog doo there is all over the place… The curbside puddles like like mini gowanus canals, full of refuse.

  • Jorale-man

    @my2cents You hit the nail on the head. I’ve never seen things this filthy here before. It’s amazing how much trash is strewn across the sidewalks and curbs everywhere. The area in front of the St. George Hotel looks like something out of Haiti right now. And we’re supposed to be one of the cleaner neighborhoods…

  • Historian

    You should visit the upper west side. There are piles of Christmas trees everywhere and weeks of recycling and garbage. The snow has melted, re-snowed and remelted – and it’s all still there.

  • AEB

    May I suggest that one make it one’s own responsibility to pick up and discard “free floating” trash in one’s immediate neck of the woods?

    If all of us do this, the problem will be ameliorated if not solved.

  • David on Middagh

    AEB: I don’t know if I can force myself to do that, but I will consider it.

    I hope the people (tourists? commuters?) who deposit their piece of rubbish atop a conical pile of unemptied corner basket trash, will just please hang on to their Starbucks cup, their water bottle, their newspaper, their wrapper, until a real disposal opportunity presents itself.

  • Jorale-man

    @AEB excellent advice. I also think it’s important to hold business owners more accountable for their surroundings. I’ve already complained to the NY Sports Club on Remsen and Court for the mountain of trash that’s been piling up outside their front door for a good 3 weeks. It’s not clear to me why they’ve let it get so bad – have they just stopped caring? Or is it “free for all” time when the snow falls?

  • north heights res

    I stand corrected. Driving around the neighborhood today, I found the roads in much worse shape than I thought; a couple of times, the ice/snow in the road nearly sent me into parked cars along the curb.

    In light of the roads’ condition, I can’t believe that two big chunks of the neighborhood will be unavailable for parking because of a movie shoot. Seems a brutally bad decision.

  • Arch Stanton

    I think it’s an outrage, We have to pay sanitation workers to clean the street for a bunch of greedy Hollywood jackwads, making another asinine movie. Not to mention we’ll have to put up with a shortage of much needed parking.

  • Chris

    They came by my house a few months ago to scout for a house for the shoot (supposed to be house in Boston). Must have found another locale.

  • David on Middagh

    @North Heights Res: The snow/ice in the street came from a plow I saw. Unfortunately, today turned cold, so the stuff didn’t melt.

  • nabeguy

    That particular north-east corner of Cranberry & Hicks has been a disaster for years. Because the landlord won’t do any maintenance of his gutters (i.e. clearing out leaves), they are constantly subject to ice dams in the winter that not only subject his property to damage, but result in dangerous icicles that threaten passer-byes. Given that it’s a business (veterinarian office),one would like to think that they’d accommodate their clients in a better fashion.

  • d

    Seen the signs on Joralemon street between Henry and Hicks.

  • Zooey Vox

    Going forward any film with SJ Parker should be called “I don’t know how she does it” …

  • George Earl

    Get sensible, fellow neighbors. Aren’t fewer and fewer of us (yes, “us”) given to picking up our own trash? A growing number, for example, haven’t heard of plastic trash bags, and a large percentage of baby-pushing nannies are tempted to just throw paper coffee cups or soda cans alongside the street. Sure, the city’s pickup trucks are getting back in order, but just so much can be done, what with about three weeks worth of “snowbound” junk underneath. Come on, Heights cuties, let’s pick up on basic manners–the ones that some of our parents brought us up on!

  • David on Middagh

    @George Earl: Interesting. So, one source of beverage litter is “baby-pushing nannies”, and (from David Fuller’s comment in Open Thread Wednesday), some of this winter’s unscooped poop comes from the blind’s uncurbable pooches or seeing-eye dogs.

    I think we are closing in on a general Heights theory of dependent-mammal-associated street fouling!