Wednesday, March 12, 2014

CB2 wants to limit filming permits

From DNA Info:

Queens Community Board 2 wants the city to cut the number of film and television shoots approved for the neighborhood, which they say has become a too-popular backdrop for production crews in recent years — to the inconvenience of residents.

"We are inundated," CB2 chairman Joe Conley said.

Neighbors and local businesses have complained about the proliferation of film crews blocking stores and taking up precious parking spaces.

"We suffered through the hurricane, businesses are coming back from that. We've had a terrible winter with snow and now we have weekends without the No. 7 train," Conley said at CB2's monthly board meeting Thursday night.

"How much more is that community supposed to endure?"

Shows including "The Blacklist," "Blue Bloods," "The Good Wife," "Person of Interest" and "Black Box," have all filmed in the area, according to Conley, who said there was even a day last year when five separate shoots were taking place in the neighborhood at once.


J said...

all these shows are terrible,as are the cables,trailers and buffet tents that clog the streets and sidewalks.

if they want produce a show in queens,give them permits to go on the E train line with one camera and film the homeless crashing on the trains there.

Anonymous said...

Didn't the city just gift to Paramount 36th Street in Astoria for their exclusive use?