Showing posts with label helicopters. Show all posts
Showing posts with label helicopters. Show all posts

Friday, February 10, 2017

Friday's parting shot

A view toward the East River late this afternoon via Bobby Williams...

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Close encounters

[Via Bill the Libertarian Anarchist]

So if you were around Avenue B (below, say, East Seventh Street) late this afternoon... then you likely heard the helicopter PRETTY MUCH LAND IN YOUR LIVING ROOM...

[Via @in_vino_nyc]

[Via EVG]

We've heard various sources for the noise ... including that a crew was filming a skateboard documentary (!?) ...

Updated 9-19

A reader sent along another photo…

… and a video…

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Crew members filming Tom Hanks movie 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' were extremely loud and incredibly close

We received all sorts of WTF reports yesterday afternoon about a low-flying helicopter hovering over parts of the East Village ... specifically Avenue A and East Fourth Street...

[Top three photos by jdx]

[Photo by RyanAvenue A]

And jdx also shot his own film of the filming...

Several readers said the helicopter was filming scenes for a TV show or movie ... Meanwhile, a few other readers said it was for the upcoming movie, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," a 9/11-related film starring Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and John Goodman, among many others. The movie is based on the 2005 novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. Here's a confirmation tweet from a very credible source.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

[Updated] Man stabbed to death on Stanton Street

Getting all sorts of reports about "low-flying, military-style helicopters" hovering over the East Village early this morning... Twitter was a place to go for some commiserating at 4 a.m.

In any event, as of 6:30 a.m., we haven't heard any details about what this might have been all about...

Updated: This is likely the cause of the massive air search. Via The Lo-Down:

A 50-year-old man was stabbed to death in the lobby of a building at 190 Stanton Street in the wee hours this morning.

NYPD cruisers and a helicopter converged on Stanton between Attorney and Ridge following a 3:23 a.m. call and found the victim dead on arrival, according to a police spokesman.

Updated: EV Grieve contributor samo is on the scene on Stanton and sends photos of the police presence.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

All sorts of reports of low-flying helicopters around Avenue A

Several readers have sent along notes asking what is going on now above Avenue A...

We spotted one helicopter awfully close to rooftops along Avenue A near St. Mark's Place and Ninth Street... We heard another report of helicopters above Second Avenue and Sixth Street... another reader reports seeing four low-flying helicopters... Nothing on the ground (massive police presence, say) indicates anything major is going on... I asked some teens (my mistake!) what was happening... They said someone jumped off the roof, then started laughing...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Police helicopter in action again

After last night's episode ...Several EV Grieve readers pinpointed the helicopter this evening to east of Avenue C and roughly a little south of Seventh Street...

We arrived to find a very low-flying helicopter... no word just yet on what or who they were looking for...

As EV Grieve reader Erin noted, "Last week a burglar came in through a 2nd floor window in our building on e 6th betw B & C. My neighbor screamed when she saw him, and he ran off. Some construction is being done on the ground floor, and the fire scape ladder had been extended down the ground - that's how I think he got up."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Rooftop burglar spotted on East 10th Street

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Why was a helicopter circling the East Village at 4 a.m. or so?

We're getting of sorts of e-mails about a helicopter hovering around the neighborhood early this morning/late last night (depending on your schedule...):

"The helicopter was back last night (1/27/10). Woke me up at 4am, flying very low, was very loud. I'm at 12th and 1st in the EV. Really weird, I can't seem to find any answers."


"I've just been listening to a helicopter circle round and round the EV for about an seems to have stopped now. It was distinctly creepy..."

And from Lux Living:

Did you hear the helicopters last night? So annoying.


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And in the Twittersphere...

I haven't heard any news account to explain this either.... Anyone have any ideas/theories/conspiracies/idle gossip?

Previously on EV Grieve:
Updated! Mysterious, low-flying helicopter returns...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pay no mind to those helicopters hovering over the city all day today and tomorrow

Thanks to the EV Grieve reader for pointing out this item from the Post:

Don’t be alarmed if you see low-flying helicopters around Manhattan.

New York City officials say they’re being used for a movie.

They’ll be around the city between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

The locations include midtown, Wall Street, and the George Washington, Manhattan and Verrazano bridges.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Updated! Mysterious, low-flying helicopter returns...

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