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I see crews on Park Ave all the time. It's amazing how much gear and how many vehicles and people are there for what will end up as like 2 minutes if that in a film. The cost per second must be staggering.
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Native NYer here. One thing I love/hate about NYC is that even when you're in a "nice neighborhood" you're always only one block away from the hood.
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Native NYer here. One thing I love/hate about NYC is that even when you're in a "nice neighborhood" you're always only one block away from the hood.
72nd & park?
post #454 of 7136
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72nd & park?

When my aunt worked at the Times, they rented an apartment for her to use when she was in the city at 72nd/Amsterdam. Has to be one of the more boring parts of Manhattan to stay. Some nice buildings though.
post #455 of 7136
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w72 is a great street, one of the best in the city
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Native NYer here. One thing I love/hate about NYC is that even when you're in a "nice neighborhood" you're always only one block away from the hood.

explains 90% of brooklyn..... clinton hill and williamsburg has 2million dollar condo/brownstones with glorious views of projects... that are across the street.
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w72 is a great street, one of the best in the city

From the balcony I observed an elderly man appreciating the street's glory in the buff.
post #458 of 7136
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72nd & park?

I used to go to this lounge on 71st & 2nd. There is another one right at the corner. The hood.
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explains 90% of brooklyn..... clinton hill and williamsburg has 2million dollar condo/brownstones with glorious views of projects... that are across the street.

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post #460 of 7136
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sorry, Nore, first of all 2nd have is three (long) blocks from park, second, 71&2nd aint the hood. There maybe a dive bar or two but it ain't the hood. Hell, even 92&2nd aint the hood
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The trip I stayed there was actually pretty fun. I got to (had to) say "follow that cab!" Cabbie acted like he'd heard it a million times and stepped on it.
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w72 is a great street, one of the best in the city

W72nd is great between the park and Columbus then from West End to Riverside. I've always seen weirdos in that in-between area especially near Broadway. And the Beacon is a few blocks up which brings out the hood on occasion.

Generally speaking, I prefer the west side over the east on pretty much any street in Manhattan.
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W72nd is great between the park and Columbus then from West End to Riverside. I've always seen weirdos in that in-between area especially near Broadway. And the Beacon is a few blocks up which brings out the hood on occasion.
Generally speaking, I prefer the west side over the east on pretty much any street in Manhattan.

This i agree with, the "social services" centers all over the West Side make the hood more or less omnipresent no matter where you are.
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manhattan doesn't really get hit as hard as parts of queens/brooklyn with filming. any part of brooklyn/queens that looks like manhattan ends up being taken over by filming crews and screws up the street parking/sidewalks/quality of life of the actual residents.
There is a particular part of williamsburg and green point that flows into Queens (along driggs avenue area) that just gets overtaken by film crews from TV and movies for months out of the year. Its cool at first but sucks for the locals (especially when its crappy things like Ugly Betty or movies like Cop Out - where you can't even be proud what is filming in the area).
Movie scenes take up so much space with multiple 18 wheelers and trailers, miles of 3 inch thick cable, and 1000 union guys (who are usually hard at work and super sweaty/stanky) lurking around, not to mention all the lights, and extra prop cars needed. All this is crammed into the one lane- streets on residential blocks often.
I'm happy that they actually do film on location and the local government makes it easy and also profits simultaneously, but its a huge fucking hassle to the locals.

yes, this is exactly what i was trying to convey - mistakenly chose the understated rather than high dudgeon approach
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What I find amazing are the housing projects and city owned buildings all over Manhattan. You have one a block from Lincoln Center, a couple in Chelsea, etc. I grew up in NYCHA so I know what that is and wouldn't trade it for anything but the proximity to some of the "nicer" places astounds me especially since they are loaded with people. I couldn't buy a townhouse or condo so close.
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