When there’s somethin’ strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
The new Ghostbusters started shooting on Tuesday on the Upper West Side, with the old logo prominently displayed on one of the cars on 105th street and West End Avenue. The 1984 classic is being remade with an all-female cast and it looks like they’re bound to cover the Upper West Side in alien goo all over again.
No parking signs were scattered throughout the area, including at 103rd street and West End Avenue. The film project is called “Flapjack,” the pseudonym that Ghostbusters has been using — presumably to discourage gawkers. Film location reps couldn’t comment on the shooting.
Lisa Berger wrote to us to say she was concerned that they were asking people to move their cars during Rosh Hashanah.
“As you may know, Rosh Hashana, one of the High Holy Days of the Jewish Calendar starts tonight at sundown and runs through Tuesday night. This would require residents in a heavily Jewish area to move their cars on Monday night when we are prohibited from driving. This is not cool and totally disrespectful.”
Update: Lisa says that the city revoked the film crew’s ability to ticket or tow the cars. And they won’t be issuing more permits to film on the High Holy Days.
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