Manhattan, NY - "No Parking" Placards For "Ghostbusters" Shoot Raises Ire Of Jews During Rosh Hashanah
Manhattan, NY - Yellow “No Parking, Film Shoot” placards in preparation for this week’s filming of “Ghostbusters” that began popping up on the Upper West Side over the weekend drew the ire of local observant Jews, leaving many wondering whether or not their cars would be towed while they celebrated the New Year.
NYPOST.com (http://bit.ly/1JdfO5d) reports that the placards, which were posted under the code name “Flapjack,” said vehicles needed to be moved by 4:00 p.m. on Sunday—-just hours before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah—-or face the possibility of being towed.
Despite the code name, the dead giveaway for the true identity of the project was the presence of the iconic white Ghostbusters hearse parked at various locations in the neighborhood in past days.
The placards sparked both nervous tension and indignation from observant Jews, including Lisa Berger who found a placard near where her car was parked at West 103rd Street and West End Avenue.
“I thought it was very disrespectful,” Berger said. “They would never do this on Christmas Day.”
Ultimately, a spokeswoman for the Mayor’s Office for Media and Entertainment said the production crew held no authorization to have any cars towed.
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