No, that was Brooklyn Heights. Similar to my neighborhood but the buildings aren’t as tall.When they began filming The Godfather Part II, Paramount wanted to save money by using their Hollywood back-lot “New York Street” sets. Production designer Richard Sylbert objected because the buildings on the back-lot “New York Street” are all thee stories tall, while genuine Manhattan brownstones are generally five or six stories tall. Also, the backlot streets always dead-end in a “T”, which is nearly impossible to find in the real city. So Paramount relented and they filmed in Manhattan.You can always tell the fake back-lot “New York” because the buildings are too short. This is still true today (like, for example, on NYPD Blue).
I just took another one, facing East towards Central Park. Note the afforementioned five-story buildings. You can just see the towers of the San Remo apartment building looming in the background. You can also see the ugly blue wooden scaffolding on the building down the street, which is being renovated.
All the time. Trailers, lights, etc. It’s a perrenial Manhattan pleasure/ordeal; you can’t get somewhere or do something or cross the street because they’re filming a movie or a commercial or an episode of “Law and Order” or whatever.
Well as I always say, if it’s good enough for the Huxtables, it’s good enough for me! Jordan, if you ever see Cliff, please give him a hug from me! As if I wasn’t already misty-eyed from my sunshine-filled lunch bike ride, I come back to the Horrorthon: NYC Live Weather Report! Jordan, you’re making it hard for me to stop using exclamation points!!
Listen Jordan, not to make you paranoid, but did you notice in both pictures, there is a white van with a bubble rear window in the side? (In one it is directly below your window, in the second it just down the street) Not for nothing, but you sure could use that window for surveillance cameras. Just hoping your diatribe against “the corporate man” yesterday didn’t put you in their sights. You just know Eisner has had people killed before….