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Manhattan, NY - "No Parking" Placards For "Ghostbusters" Shoot Raises Ire Of Jews During Rosh Hashanah

Published on: September 17, 2015 10:44 AM
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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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 Sep 17, 2015 at 10:50 AM albroker Says:

anarchy is what Marxists like de blasio love so the mayhem shows we need more government, he would never do this to Muslims on the end of Ramadan.

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 11:33 AM Anonymous Says:

These types of street closings and no parking rules are very common on weekends and holidays since they minimize traffic disruption during business hours and rush hours during work days. I recall on the lower East side two years ago, they were filming the new NYPD series on Christmas Day. These film efforts bring in much needed dollars to the City and provide jobs. Yidden and others should simply park elsewhere or in a parking garage and stop whining since the months of September and October are peak film months and the yom tovim can take out an entire week.

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 11:45 AM Secular Says:

Who you gonna call?

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 11:53 AM Anonymous Says:

This would have never happened if Rudy or Bloomy were still our Mayors

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 01:18 PM yonasonw Says:

"Sometimes a cigar is a cigar" Groucho Marx. I mean, such a to do about what undoubtedly was simply an innocent mistake.

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 01:31 PM Anonymous Says:

Years ago, on Avenue L, the cops knocked on my brother's door at 3AM in the morning. They asked that he move his car from Avenue L, as the motorcade of President George W. Bush, was going to pass Avenue L, on the way to an event, later that day. The fact of the matter was that my brother didn't even own a car at the time. One would have thought that the cops would have shown a little more tact, and not pounded on everyone's door, at such an early hour.

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 01:36 PM The_Truth Says:

Why cant they leave their cars parked there & let them double park the trailers on the street - they dont need to move their cars on Yom Tov!

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 03:38 PM NYC Film Czar Says:

NYC residents are subject to rule by an untamed beast of an office known as the NYC Office of Fim, Theatre and Broadcasting.
This office distributes permits that allow these film makers to block unlimited parking and hamper life for thousands. The rules do not allow the parking to be used for their vehicles but it usually is. The law requires they provide a working telephone contact but this is ignored. They often attract goon like enforcers that are not fingerprinted or screened but act as security to block parking long before it is restricted.
The Mayors Office for Film never answers calls, complaints are ignored till forgotten.
I do not believe they are anti-Jew, they are anti everybody.

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 05:38 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
albroker Says:

anarchy is what Marxists like de blasio love so the mayhem shows we need more government, he would never do this to Muslims on the end of Ramadan.

SO one day he's your hero for reversing the MBP law and the next day he's a Marxist? Newsflash: Marxists don't accommodate the corporate film industry!

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 08:11 PM Vestin Says:

Even if a car is towed from filming area, they don't take the car to the pound, they're required to legally park the car within a few blocks (no bus stops, hydrant, etc...)

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 Sep 17, 2015 at 09:11 PM Can't find my car Says:

Reply to #10  
Vestin Says:

Even if a car is towed from filming area, they don't take the car to the pound, they're required to legally park the car within a few blocks (no bus stops, hydrant, etc...)

Even if there is no ticket involved, I would prefer police, and only police and Government employees tell me where and what to do. This system of getting a permit and hiring goons to scare people away is something I would expect in the old USSR, not here.
The entire system of allowing filming to take over the streets is based on what I consider a false premise that the film industry brings money to NYC. It is getting hard to understand that when all the film vehicles have out of state registration. Unlike years ago, NYC provides free traffic agents and police to accompany the filming. Try to ask one of those police to enforce a law during a filming day!.

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 Sep 21, 2015 at 04:38 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Years ago, on Avenue L, the cops knocked on my brother's door at 3AM in the morning. They asked that he move his car from Avenue L, as the motorcade of President George W. Bush, was going to pass Avenue L, on the way to an event, later that day. The fact of the matter was that my brother didn't even own a car at the time. One would have thought that the cops would have shown a little more tact, and not pounded on everyone's door, at such an early hour.

thank you for your pointless, off-topic comment.

Why would you think anyone cares what happened to your brother years ago?

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