Culture on the Cheap
New York Shitty Photo du Jour, Part II: I Beg Your Pardon
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Planet Entitlement
It’s been awhile since yours truly has posted material pertaining to the film industry’s affection for my community. Thankfully today I got a much-needed reminder. As you can deduce from the above missive (which is located on Bedford Avenue at Manhattan Avenue), shooting “on location” is not merely about, well, location: it apparently also includes the citizenry contained therein. Note how the “general vicinity” seems to include a bus stop. This puts people (some of whom I would presume need to ride the bus in order to go to work or otherwise go about their daily lives) in a very interesting predicament: do they stay and therefore “consent” to being filmed/monetized or do they go elsewhere?
P.S.: Is this legal? I really want to know.