Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Today in TV commercials filming in front of Veniero's

Chase continues to film a commercial or something around the neighborhood... seen here on East 11th Street at First Avenue right now ...


...where Shawn Chittle found an briefly unattended craft services tent...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

They're also shooting at Fat Radish and at Abraco. Not sure about other locations.

Makes sense since they are by far the largest retail tenant in the neighborhood :)

Shawn Chittle said...

I was talking to a few of the crew, and I said "Look at all this food! It must have cost $700 billion!"

No one got it.

glamma said...

I am so sick of all the groups that take and take and take from our hood and give absolutely nothing back.

Lisa said...

I imagine that this group "took" precisely what it "gave"-- ie use of Veniero's space in return for the location fee paid to Veniero's (and/or the other businesses where they shot).

As usual, I fail to perceive the implied injustice-of-it-all.

randall said...

@ Lisa

I can see your point from a purely business stand point, but the reality is that when film crews show up to a neighborhood they inconvenience the people that live there and the people who live there don't really get any discernible benefit while the company that is using the neighborhood because of its uniqueness will most certainly benefit (probably, or else why bother advertising) in added revenue. So I'd say it's a perfectly cromulent gripe for someone to say what do I get out of this deal beside inconvenience.
If the entire thing took place inside a private residence or business your point would have more teeth, but it looks to me like they've taken over the street and sidewalk, both public spaces that I (in theory) have as much access to as any film crew that shows up.

Come to think of it, I think we should just start helping ourselves to the free food they provide.

Lisa said...

The only "inconvenience" I can discern is the possibility of pedestrians needing to walk approximately six feet out of their way if walking the south side of Eleventh Street-- about the same as if Veniero's were unloading a truck full of supplies on the sidewalk.

What do any of us "get" except inconvenience from, say: A) presidential fundraising visits, B) the time required for wheelchairs to board and dis-board MTA buses, or C) little old ladies who take infuriatingly-prolonged amounts of time to pay for their purchases in long check-out lines?

Don't like those examples? One could easily argue that they represent a great deal MORE inconvenience.

Maybe the argument ain't really about "inconvenience", so much as a convenient opportunity for some to express their anti-business ideological bias.

Dave - Everywhere said...

Shawn - How was lunch?

glamma said...

if you are calling me anti-business, you are quite flatly incorrect.

Uncle Waltie said...

Some of those "inconveniences" contributed significantly to my retirement benefits.