Movie Shoot to Create Parking Nightmares Sunday through Tuesday

Thanks to Marisa Cohen on Nextdoor for the image and the warning.

I’m guessing this is a remake of the 2015 movie Brooklyn, based on Colm Toibin’s novel with the same title.

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  • Not again

    Looks like the section of Willow Street from Clark down to Cranberry Street and some perpendicular streets are all impacted – presume a lot of streets are simply closed so the workers can park their cars – which is no OK and simple entitlement. Plus all these generators and vehicles adds more to the bad air quality in the area.

  • streeter

    I think the entitlement you speak of is free street parking.

  • RW

    I’m frustrated too, but I can confirm that no crew members are allowed to park their personal vehicles in any area they close for film shoots. Any crew who self reports to a location shoot has to park their cars legally on the street or in a lot.

  • # Cshillum

    So I’ve been negotiating with the production company all day as they want to place lights on the roof of my apartment building. Apparently it’s a new movie directed by/starring John Krasinski – presumably “Imaginary Friends“. I guess Brooklyn must be a codename.

  • nomcebo manzini

    Say more…. I’m guessing it’s a co-op, and you’re part of “management.” But whatever you’re willing to share, I suspect, many would find somewhere between interesting & fascinating.

    I’m “of 2 minds.” I hadn’t thought about the pollution aspect, and I’m not a car owner. But – heaven knows – it’s “disruptive,” and one would think that “the nabe” should be “compensated” – all the more so if your facts are right, in that JK is (if my memory serves) “a neighbor.”

    And maybe, the BHA *does* collect a little something. Is it enough? Is it voluntary? Is the BHA the best/only obvious recipient? Sure seems to me that if the City is issuing permits, they could & should charge something – not a ton, certainly not for low-budget shoots if there are any – because I’m pretty sure the status quo (heavy on “employed actors & crew pay taxes”) winds up “recouping” about 1% of average profits. We’re worth more than that! Ditto, re the marathon, the economics of which are purposely opaque.

    We’ll be seeing (already are) City Govt “service cuts” all over the place. Inattention to the revenue side costs us all! – parking tickets, tolls and taxes contribute to everybody’s cost of living as they are “passed along” by corps. and the 1% to us 99%.

  • RW

    I’m not a Location Manager but I do know that there are many steps to take to get the city’s permission to film in NYC. And neighborhoods can only be permitted so many times within a small period of time before they’re “red zoned” to relieve resident fatigue. Search for “mayor’s office film permits” and you’ll find all the info, I don’t know if I’m allowed to include links in the comments

  • nomcebo manzini

    I’m sure I’m not alone in finding your comment – however well-intentioned – “implausible.”

    Yes, I’m sure “there ARE many steps,” but when it comes to your purported “red zone,” I trust my eyes over any theory or even words on a website you might point to.

    I happen to have almost too good a view of Cadman Plaza West, where some project “loads in” afresh virtually EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT.

    “Resident fatigue” is not – for most Heightsers – anything other than “OK, we *do* live in a wonderful and photogenic neighborhood, but you [the likes of Paramount] are all ‘take’ and no ‘give.'”

  • RW

    I live in the Heights too, and I get frustrated too. I’m just sharing a little info I know about location shoots. You can believe it or not. ¯_(ツ)_/¯