A Brooklyn Heights resident posts this revelation about leaving their car in the “No Parking” zone during a film shoot.
ExcessiveHonkers: Production crews post “No Parking” signs in advance of their shoots, stating the date and time residents must move their cars. For three years, I obediently moved my car. Then, one momentous night this past fall, I chose not to abide. I’d been circling the neighborhood for 30 minutes, and my gas light was on. I kept passing a street that was taunting me with “open” spots. A movie starring Dustin Hoffman was scheduled to shoot the following morning. With all due respect to the co-star of Little Fockers, I parked in the restricted area.
I felt momentary relief, followed by a sleepless night filled with dread. I’ve had my car towed for other reasons, and I’ve spent entire days and paychecks retrieving it from the impound lot. According to the signs posted by the film crew, my car would be relocated to the nearest available parking spot. It sounded too good to be true. I pictured Dustin & the crew mocking my 2003 Toyota Corolla, and then mercifully dumping it in the East River.