Two Filmings in Dumbo: Guilty and Person of Interest

(1) Permit #48922: Thusday, March 15, 2012

A television pilot called “Guilty” is filming today in Dumbo Brooklyn on Wednesday, March 15, 2012 around John Street, Adams Street, Anchorage Place, Front Street, Jay Street, Water Street, Plymouth Street, Pearl Street, and John Street.

According to IMBD, the pilot starts Cuba Gooding and Julian Morris. The plot “Revolves around a smart and ethically questionable defense attorney who uses his unique methods to solve cases he’s been banned from handling after he’s stripped of his license to practice law after being falsely convicted of fraud.”

(2) Permit #NA: Thusday, March 15, 2012

TV series Person of Interest is also being filmed in Dumbo today on Front Street, Main Street, and Water Street.

All filming posts are tagged here: DumboNYC.com/tag/filming

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  • Hasn’t all this filming gone far enough? What, if anything, comes back to our neighborhood from all this inconvenience and intrusion? Half these workers aren’t even from the City. When will we all say ENOUGH?

  • Hasn’t all this filming gone far enough? What, if anything, comes back to our neighborhood from all this inconvenience and intrusion? Half these workers aren’t even from the City. When will we all say ENOUGH?

  • Especially for a show which such a hackneyed trope!

  • Especially for a show which such a hackneyed trope!

  • So Sashimi, good energy, now please organize the movement to ask the MOFB to be reasonable. Not ban shoots entirely, but strike a reasonable balance between commerce and the rights of the residents. Two shoots at the same time!?!! Unheard of, and it will get worse. The MOFB will continue to abuse us until we start complaining. Then, like other more organized neighborhoods in the city, they will restrict, and even stop shooting.
    Go ahead, you’ve said ENOUGH- start the ball rolling.

  • So Sashimi, good energy, now please organize the movement to ask the MOFB to be reasonable. Not ban shoots entirely, but strike a reasonable balance between commerce and the rights of the residents. Two shoots at the same time!?!! Unheard of, and it will get worse. The MOFB will continue to abuse us until we start complaining. Then, like other more organized neighborhoods in the city, they will restrict, and even stop shooting.
    Go ahead, you’ve said ENOUGH- start the ball rolling.

  • I can see that film crews and their giant Haddad trailers can be disruptive….but I’m happy to see a NY scene actually shot on location instead of some fake set. I agree it should be coodinated better though.

  • I can see that film crews and their giant Haddad trailers can be disruptive….but I’m happy to see a NY scene actually shot on location instead of some fake set. I agree it should be coodinated better though.

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  • Sashimi, the indirect benefits of positive media exposure are not always apparent.

  • Sashimi, the indirect benefits of positive media exposure are not always apparent.

  • Again, the point is not “do we have filming or not”. Just a little respect for the community, its residents, and its car owners. Of course car ownership in the city is not PC, but what about people who WORK, who PAY TAXES, and who need a car to go to WORK. So now we have signs posted for another shoot on the Jay Street area. Read the signs carefully. The shooting is to start at 6:30 WEDNESDAY. So when do cars need to be cleared? 8:00 am Tuesday!! Thats absurd. You know the crew will not be here until much later; they could easily permit the residents, local homeowners and renters, to retain possession of our streets, past 8 am; they don’t need to set up a shoot for 22 1/2 hours! So lets not make this a “you’re negative, filming brings jobs to NY, a certain cache to DUMBO” type of argument. We are just asking for a little bit of common decency shown buy the film companies. Their attitude is so plainly reflected by the many signs they leave behind, directing people to where the shoot is. Thanks

  • Again, the point is not “do we have filming or not”. Just a little respect for the community, its residents, and its car owners. Of course car ownership in the city is not PC, but what about people who WORK, who PAY TAXES, and who need a car to go to WORK. So now we have signs posted for another shoot on the Jay Street area. Read the signs carefully. The shooting is to start at 6:30 WEDNESDAY. So when do cars need to be cleared? 8:00 am Tuesday!! Thats absurd. You know the crew will not be here until much later; they could easily permit the residents, local homeowners and renters, to retain possession of our streets, past 8 am; they don’t need to set up a shoot for 22 1/2 hours! So lets not make this a “you’re negative, filming brings jobs to NY, a certain cache to DUMBO” type of argument. We are just asking for a little bit of common decency shown buy the film companies. Their attitude is so plainly reflected by the many signs they leave behind, directing people to where the shoot is. Thanks

  • Leftturn is correct.. These film crews are good for DUMBO. They increase the profile of the area and probably help to increase the real estate prices too.

  • Leftturn is correct.. These film crews are good for DUMBO. They increase the profile of the area and probably help to increase the real estate prices too.

  • OK, say I agree. And a response to my point?

    I also have never seen, because it doesn’t, or could not exist, any quantifiable evidence that filming increases any real estate values. Why? Who says so? When they show the car commercials, the 30 seconds in a movie, does the screen show “this is shot in DUMBO? Isn’t this place cool? Don’t you want to live here?

    And why do the pro-filming proponents refuse to address my request for just a little respect, a little COMPROMISE perhaps by the film crews? I am walking outside now, 8 am, all the local residents had to move their cars- (gee, maybe you own a local parking lot?) and gee, what a surprise the omnipowerful film crew, with its 3 or 4 active proponents, has not shown up yet. Shocking!

    Are you from a film company or something- do you have any interest at all in the people who live here?

    No, DUMBO is cool because DUMBO is cool, not because of filming here. Thanks, LL

  • OK, say I agree. And a response to my point?

    I also have never seen, because it doesn’t, or could not exist, any quantifiable evidence that filming increases any real estate values. Why? Who says so? When they show the car commercials, the 30 seconds in a movie, does the screen show “this is shot in DUMBO? Isn’t this place cool? Don’t you want to live here?

    And why do the pro-filming proponents refuse to address my request for just a little respect, a little COMPROMISE perhaps by the film crews? I am walking outside now, 8 am, all the local residents had to move their cars- (gee, maybe you own a local parking lot?) and gee, what a surprise the omnipowerful film crew, with its 3 or 4 active proponents, has not shown up yet. Shocking!

    Are you from a film company or something- do you have any interest at all in the people who live here?

    No, DUMBO is cool because DUMBO is cool, not because of filming here. Thanks, LL

  • Why cant the Farragut thugs vandalize the film trucks and trailers instead of smashing my car window

  • Why cant the Farragut thugs vandalize the film trucks and trailers instead of smashing my car window

  • Well said Old Timer. Its true i’ve asked many of the local businesses if they see an uptick in business from the crews, and the answer is NO. In fact, Rebar has complained many times of the trucks blocking their entrance, if you don’t know its there, you won’t, because theres an 18 wheeler out front. They bring their own catered food, so they’re not buying local either. 22 1/2 hours to set up is obnoxious, also, if they’re shooting a period piece (Boardwalk Empire) which takes place in the 30′s, how is that reflective of the neighborhood?? So what is the “positive media” and how are the residents benefiting??

  • Well said Old Timer. Its true i’ve asked many of the local businesses if they see an uptick in business from the crews, and the answer is NO. In fact, Rebar has complained many times of the trucks blocking their entrance, if you don’t know its there, you won’t, because theres an 18 wheeler out front. They bring their own catered food, so they’re not buying local either. 22 1/2 hours to set up is obnoxious, also, if they’re shooting a period piece (Boardwalk Empire) which takes place in the 30′s, how is that reflective of the neighborhood?? So what is the “positive media” and how are the residents benefiting??

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  • Can we somehow organize a hearing for all locals to be heard about filming in dumbo, no one seems to care about the residents that actually live and park their vehicles here… and if someone tells me to park my car in a carage becuase I can afford to live in dumbo is ignorant of that fact that we choose not to do that. Why should we inconvience our lifestyle when their is spots for all of us that are taken by film crews who dont even use that space instead just put cones around blocks.. Cmon its gettting redicilous.

  • Can we somehow organize a hearing for all locals to be heard about filming in dumbo, no one seems to care about the residents that actually live and park their vehicles here… and if someone tells me to park my car in a carage becuase I can afford to live in dumbo is ignorant of that fact that we choose not to do that. Why should we inconvience our lifestyle when their is spots for all of us that are taken by film crews who dont even use that space instead just put cones around blocks.. Cmon its gettting redicilous.

  • Just because they put out the traffic cones does not mean that you cannot park in the spots. Look at the signs, it states when you’re car is permitted to be towed.
    They are trying to take spots early to avoid the costs of towing your car to another spot. They are not allowed to tow your car any earlier than what is stated on the signs.
    Don’t let the crew boss you around. Take back the lawful spots.

  • Just because they put out the traffic cones does not mean that you cannot park in the spots. Look at the signs, it states when you’re car is permitted to be towed.
    They are trying to take spots early to avoid the costs of towing your car to another spot. They are not allowed to tow your car any earlier than what is stated on the signs.
    Don’t let the crew boss you around. Take back the lawful spots.

  • Here’s the link to the NYC Office of Film and Broadcasting to complain. I already have. If enough people make this an issue, they might DO something, ranting on a blog does nothing.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/home/contact_moftb.shtml

  • Here’s the link to the NYC Office of Film and Broadcasting to complain. I already have. If enough people make this an issue, they might DO something, ranting on a blog does nothing.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/home/contact_moftb.shtml