DUMBO Wants Film Permit Ban: The Brooklyn Paper

04/11/2011 08:36 am ET | Updated Jun 11, 2011
  • Natalie O’Neill brooklynpaper.com

Residents of DUMBO are shouting, "Cut!" to film crews who hog the streets of a neighborhood that is already besieged by street work and construction.

In the past two weeks, at least six film and television productions -- cop dramas, art flicks and even a Louis Vuitton commercial -- have lensed the screen using DUMBO's gritty industrial backdrop and sweeping city views.

But neighbors say that Hollywood couldn't have picked a worse time to spotlight their hot area, what with chunks of Water Street blocked off to accommodate construction, street reconstruction and water main work.

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