Friday, December 8, 2017

Post-'Pose' tree damage on 4th Street

Crews for the upcoming series "Pose" have decamped from Fourth Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, where they were filming for parts of Nov. 28 through Wednesday.

An EVG reader on the block shared this photo ... noting that one of the production trucks was responsible for damaging this tree...

As for "Pose," the show is via Ryan Murphy, whose credits include "Nip/Tuck" and "American Horror Story."

Per Deadline:

Set in 1986, Pose examines the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York City: the emergence of the luxury Trump-era universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world.


Anonymous said...

Trucks + underpaid PAs

Anonymous said...

The tree damage is just one concrete example of the negative effects of this shoot on the neighborhood.

This was a 6 day takeover of 13 sides of the blocks between 2nd & 5th St and Ave A & B (see parking restrictions in 1st of the 2 photos). As someone who lives (& parks a small car) within those boundaries, the parking situation was the worst I've experienced here -- and for SIX days. That's a long time.

As residents, do we have any recourse to keep such an extensive & long taking of our already insufficient parking from occurring again? Ideally, film & TV shoots could be fun to have nearby, but this was a major pain in the ass.

JQ LLC said...

I once witnessed a street shoot on 6th avenue back in the 90's where I saw Jack Nicholson walking funny and hopping over cracks on the sidewalk, it was for that movie "as good as it gets". I mentioned this because you would never had known a film was being shot there because there were barely any trailers around like the amount these productions use today and in the past decade where they monopolize all the space and the oxygen around it with the prodigious amount of massive vehicles and catering tents they use.

The city has turned the streets into film studio lots and for what exactly. There has not been a great film produced based in this town in over 20 years. And these new shows stink.

It's become a daily hassle along with the tower hyper-development shrinking city streets from space hogging bollard placements.

Anonymous said...

This production took up wayyyyyyy too much space for way too many days, that was crazy. I’m down for movies and shoes filming, whatever- I watch movies and shows and people need to work. But that was crazy.

Anonymous said...

There are rules that film productions must follow when shooting on NYC streets and public places. If sidewalks or building access are being blocked, or proerty is being damaged, you can file a complaint by dialing 311.

Anonymous said...

Anon@8:42, It was not so much sidewalks or buildings being blocked, or property damaged but rather the STREETS themselves being blocked (parking gone; usable road space narrowed); the Ave A traffic from 2nd to 5th was insane. As Anon@1:18 says, it was way too much space for way too many days -- both of which should have been obvious to anyone who had to approve all the blocks they were allowed to take over right from the start. I'd like for whoever that 'approver' is know this was a FAIL of their judgment & I'd be surprised if a 311 report is an effective way to communicate that. Anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this from happening again rather than just complain?