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DUMBO Wants Film Permit Ban: The Brooklyn Paper

First Posted: 04/11/11 09:36 AM ET Updated: 06/11/11 06:12 AM ET

Manhattan Bridge Dumbo

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.

Read the whole story: brooklynpaper.com

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Filed by Jonah Green  |