Astoria’s Parking Drama

The Americans QConfAs if losing parking spots to snow wasn’t bad enough, Astoria residents lost even more spots to a film crew.

Last week, the FX drama TV series, “The Americans,” visited Astoria to shoot an episode, causing quite an inconvenience to residents.

Though the show’s staff only shot scenes under the bridge, more than four blocks on Hoyt Avenue South and two blocks of 23rd Street were completely blocked off from parking, forcing cars to search for spots.

Didn’t a new outdoor lot open up in Long Island City to alleviate this type of problem?