At Community Board 2’s monthly meeting last Thursday, many residents said that they’re getting fed up with filming.
Several renowned movies and films have recently shot scenes in Western Queens, such as “Nurse Jackie” and “Orange is the New Black,” bringing excitement and big names to the Borough but taking street space in the process.
One board member voiced frustration with two simultaneous filmings slated for the weekend in Sunnyside – one for “Person of Interest” and another for “White Collar.”
“What, only two?” another board member responded jokingly.
Chairman Joe Conley noted that CB2’s office counts and logs all of the filming permits.
“It’s just getting insane,” he said.
As the home of the Museum of the Moving Image, Kaufman Astoria Studios and Silvercup Studios, this part of the Borough has deep ties to film history and the industry.
We here at QConf always enjoy seeing familiar neighborhood landmarks on the big and little screen, but we certainly do enjoy being able to park on our own street, too.
In other filming news, a famous Queens location has become a part of the origin of Batman.
While Queens is best known as the home of Marvel Comics’ Spider-Man, the new show “Gotham,” which tells the tale of Bruce Wayne’s hometown while he was growing up, was seen filming last week in Fort Totten.
No word on whether Gotham City Police Department cars took up available parking space, however…