Friday, October 19, 2012

Some Brooklyn Neighborhoods Getting Really Pissed Off with All the Film Shoots

Filming a Lottery commercial in DUMBO. MK Metz
The city is going out of its way to encourage filming of movies, TV shows and commercials -- but local residents and business say they're bearing the brunt, the Brooklyn Eagle reports.

The streets of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO are frequently clogged with film trucks on a regular basis and local businesses and residents are fuming.

“Filming is out of control,” said Andrea Demetropoulos, who owns the Rocco and Jezebel pet shop at 89 Pineapple Walk in Brooklyn Heights. Demetropoulos has started a petition at the shop.

“Please tell people to call the Mayor’s Office and tell them, ‘If you only knew how difficult it is to do our job with all this filming.”

Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association told the Eagle, “More consideration needs to be given to little neighborhoods like this one. Multiple shots at one time is unfair."

More here.

(The Eagle asked McBrooklyn for permission to run one of our photos with their article.)

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