They were filming a movie over on the next block last night: Mona Lisa Smile, it’s called. Looks like a chick flick. It’s apparently scheduled for release this time next year.
A flyer from the production company said they were doing one scene: a woman walking down a rainy 1950s street and going into a building. It was about 40 degrees and windy last night. I wouldn’t have wanted to be out in the rain, fake or otherwise. Trailers took over parking places for about two or three blocks surrounding the set, and the entire block where they were shooting was blocked off.
The last major film to be made around here was Two Weeks Notice, coming to a multiplex near you next month. That one took over the Fulton Ferry landing for most of a week; apparently there’s a big party scene with Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. Most production companies are good about telling location residents what they’re up to and how long they’ll be up to it. This one didn’t, and there were lots of steamed neighbors and tourists. Also a lot of disappointed Asian newlyweds, a steady stream of whom get wedding pictures taken at Fulton Ferry.