Yesterday, a BHB commmenter mentioned that the St. James Place production had donated money to the Brooklyn Heights Association. This is sometimes done with large shoots in an attempt to salve the inconveniences they cause. In 2007, the Coen Brothers production of Burn After Reading reportedly donated $10,000 to the BHA.
Sources tell BHB that’s not the case this time around. A member of the production crew reportedly offered the BHA a $1000 donation. The source adds that Community Board 2 may have received an offer of an undisclosed amount as well. A request for comment from BHB to CB2 has not been answered at this time.
Members of the community have voiced their concern here over the production’s virtual takeover of the North Heights including an all night shoot and the commandeering of a large quantity of parking spaces.
Photo by Evan Bindelglass
This post has been updated since its original publication.