New York Shitty Day Ender: CONFIRMED!

May 6, 2009 by
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic 


Remember the post I wrote this weekend about 37 Commercial Street possibly being the site of a film shoot? This afternoon I received another inquiry about it from a reader we’ll call Christo (who took the above photograph). He writes:

Water feed. Building site? Movie set?

Most decidedly the latter! On a lark (and wishing to put the speculation to rest once and for all) I popped over to the Department of Buildings web site. Here’s what I found.


Yes folks it would appear the rumors are in fact true. HBO will filming what I would presume to be the upcoming miniseries Boardwalk Empire right here in Greenpoint. What’s more they will be building a boardwalk. Perhaps we should entrust these folks with building the manifold number of other “waterfront spaces” we have been promised? I’d wager they’ll get ’em knocked out faster than our city will!

Miss Heather


3 Comments on New York Shitty Day Ender: CONFIRMED!

  1. Christo on Thu, 7th May 2009 12:51 pm
  2. 18 months! Doesn’t look like much of a Boardwalk yet. Ill keep you posted.

  3. pablitostar on Fri, 8th May 2009 12:00 pm
  4. looked like an actual x-files setting to me. my fiancé and I wandered onto the lot this a.m. to get a closer look. we were about halfway to the water’s edge, coaching ourselves on how to act like we own the place, when the hipster-security-dude-i-guess cut us off. i asked him what was going on. he said it’s a building site. i said i can see that, what’re y’all building? he said it’s a work in progress. i said looks pretty big to be undecided as of yet. maybe a movie? nada. so yes, confirmed, it’s a movie. he did offer to turn the lights away if they are shining in my window. i said at the pvc factory? he didn’t think that was funny. he doesn’t seem to think anything is funny. hmm. i’m the out of work schlepp limping around on crutches. what’s his gripe?

  5. pablitostar on Fri, 8th May 2009 12:06 pm
  6. i forgot to mention, i was born in the AC. left before i could walk and talk. instinct i guess. so pretty cool that a movie about my birthplace is being filmed at the end of my street that many years later. thanks for doing the research. i checked here before going to the DOB site. so this blog is a resource not just for pretty pictures of turds, though one should never forget one’s roots, as it were.

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