With little notice, residents of Columbia Heights were informed this morning that a film shoot was happening on their block tomorrow and their vehicles would be towed by 7pm tonight. A BHB tipster sent us a photo of the No Parking signs earlier today. (Note: Apparently the wrong signs were posted and cars will allegedly not be towed. However, you may want to check on your vehicle firsthand. Developing…)
The signs indicate that the shoot is for Elle.com .
“Hello Brooklyn” comments on today’s Open Thread Wednesday:
Film Shoot No Parking Rant – Signs on Columbia Heights @ Pineapple this morning holding parking for a shoot from 7pm tonight. NYC requires no parking signs to be posted a minimum of 48 hours in advance. The signs were not there as of yesterday morning when alternate side switched over. Argh. Production company # is 646.427.6510. If they are going to inconvenience us, they should at least follow the rules.
Re. Columbia Hts No Parking signs posted THIS MORNING! I spoke to the guy putting out the cones about giving us fair notice, since so many people spent an hour and a half sitting in their cars yesterday thinking they would be safe for at least a few days. He said it was a mixup from the mayor’s office, but the phone number is posted on the signs and above. I called the number and left a message with “coneman” voicing my displeasure at the short notice.