Despite a recent respite granted to certain areas in Long Island City, residents say they’re still feeling the sting of heavy filming in their neighborhood.
“It’s like every week there’s a new thing,” Stacey Guild, who lives on 23rd Street, said. “It’s just annoying, you know? Sometimes it’s the parking, other times you can’t even get down the street. We already have traffic issues and now we have to have more because ‘Law and Order’ wants to shoot a five-minute scene under the 7 train?”
According to the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment 45th Road between 11th and 21st streets, 45th Avenue between 21st and 23rd streets and 46th Avenue between Center and Vernon boulevards have a temporary moratorium on filming.
The respite was introduce in the summer.
According to city regulations, productions are required to post “No Parking” signs 48 hours in advance, though some residents claim signs aren’t put in place until the day of.
“Sometimes it’s like 12 hours,” Guild said. “There was one time I was hosting a birthday party at my home and hadn’t realized they were going to film on the street. A lot of my guests had to park far away. I know it has perks, but it’d be nice to have a calendar or list of dates so I and everyone else knows when they’re coming.”