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CBS to Film TV Show in Sunnyside

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March 21, 2011 Staff Report

Sunnyside is playing host to a new TV show titled “The Rememberer.”

The show is a police drama starring Poppy Montgomery and Dylan Walsh, and is being produced by Woodridge Productions & Sony Pictures.

Filming will take place in the evenings mainly in Sunnyside Gardens. The scenes will be shot at the following locales:

  •  46th Street, between Skillman & 39th Ave
  • 47th Street, between Skillman & 39th Ave.
  • 46th Street, between Skillman & 43rd Aves.
  • Skillman, between, btw 47th & 48th.

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Dylan Walsh joins Poppy Montgomery at CBS

CBS has tapped Dylan Walsh to star opposite Poppy Montgomery in a drama pilot.

The show, officially the “untitled Redlich/Bellucci project” and also known as “The Rememberer,” stars Montgomery (“Without a Trace”) as Carrie Wells, a former detective gifted/cursed with the ability to remember absolutely everything. Walsh (“Nip/Tuck”) will play the head of an NYPD detective squad and former boyfriend of Carrie’s, Deadline reports.

Walsh’s character comes back into contact with Carrie as he’s investigating a murder near her apartment and brings her on as a consultant.

The pilot continues a relationship Walsh has had with CBS for the past year or so. He starred in a pilot called “The Line” last year and was attached to a different drama project earlier this season; the latter didn’t make it to the pilot stage.

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THE EDGE

I have lived here for 15 years now and have always thought sunnyside was the best place to be . Hopefully home owners and landlords wont turn it into the next williamsburg with the crazy rents , then we will really smell pot on the streets because no one will be able to afford to go out .
YES sunnyside is better than forest hills , Astoria , Woodside , Maspeth , and Long Island City. cant we all get along and dont drag down the rest of us into the drug ebate ..

hopefully we will see some major productions in sunnyside gardens after this shoot .

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jan

I’ve lived here (the Gardens) as both a renter and a homeowner for about 25 years. I remember the kids on the corner. I remember seeing the little envelopes on the sidewalk. I remember hearing about the crackhouse. I even know about the whorehouse on Skillman. (Is it still there?) All the things Raquel is complaining about take place in every neighborhood of the city regardless of median income.

The psychology here seems pretty simple. Raquel is itching to leave. She’s seeking out every negative aspect in order to justify her desire to leave and her eventual exit. Human nature. Friends from the neighborhood who moved out 10 years ago are now deeply regretting their decision. They were saying all those same things then.

I used to come by to visit these friends long before I moved here. I remember how Sunnyside was. Yes, it’s different now, but hey, I think many changes have been for the better. There was way too much insularity–some of the posters think that was a good thing. It wasn’t. Insularity can indicate a culture of closed-mindedness, xenophobia, bigotry. And I certainly saw much more of those things in the neighborhood years ago than I see these days.

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CK

I used to beo one of those kids hanging out on the corner. First it was 48th and Skillman, then 50th and Skillman, sometimes 52nd and Skillman.

My grandmother always took comfort in the fact that there was a group of teens around in case of emergency. So did my mother. Now, as a mature adult, I wish there were a group of harmless kids on the corner, I am sometimes afraid when coming home after a late shift at work.

Yes, Sunnyside has changed. There is no longer the community feel on the North side, where everyone knows everyone, that’s so and so’s brother, kid, cousin, niece, nephew, etc. The Sunnyside Gardens Park now has close to or above 400 families that are enrolled as members. I don’t see what’s private about that? How will the employees ever remember every kid’s name? What their parents’ names are? Like everything else, things change.

I used to know every family in each house on the block I grew up on. Now probably 10-15 still exist. The block was filled with kids playing up and down the street. Store owners knew our names, and our children’s names. Not so today. The only neighbors I know today are my upstairs neighbors.

As far as safety is concerned, every neighborhood has it’s bad elements, I think we’re blessed that we have so few. If I thought it was so bad, I think I’d move, but first someone would have to find me the perfect place with no crime. I might be waiting a long time, I best get comfy!

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raquel

I was raised here and look forward to leaving! And I am very much aware of the problems that the Met Houses have caused and very much aware of the number of crime victims this neighborhood has plus have friends who were too terrified to even report that they had been robbed/assaulted. You might try going to some of the precinct meetings and learning about what is going on. Not to mention our unsolved murders. . . Forest Hills and Rego Park are terrific neighborhoods and that have much better services than Sunnyside.

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Stranger

Just curious, why are you still living here then? FH is a better neighborhood, but it’s also more expensive. Sunnyside is still great if you’re looking for a primarily residential neighborhood. And I think you’re blowing the drug problems WAY out of proportion. Or maybe your focus is just too limited or something. I’ve lived here for around 10 years and it has never bothered me as much as much as it seems to be bothering you

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raquel

No way is Sunnyside better than Forest Hills. FH has better stores, more doctors, more dentists, more movie theaters more subway lines. We are stuck with the increasingly erratic number 7 line.

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Stranger

Guess it’s gone now? I pass by there quite often and never really noticed anything. Sunnyside is not perfect, and maybe it’s just me, but after having been in some areas of Harlem, East New York and the Bronx I just can’t complain. And there are kids that do drugs everywhere… It would be naive to think otherwise.

Also, I don’t need to believe what I want. I live here, so I think I have a good idea of the place

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Sunnyside Up

Maria, Raquel is correct. It is true about the drug house on 47 th ST. It was on the west side of 47th between Skillman and 43rd Ave.

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Long time resident

south side sketchier = south side less white.

But, it is true that the north side is prettier. (nicer looking buildings, largely, and more trees).

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Randall

There are lots of kids in the Gardens who are drug abusers. They do it behind closed doors and in the courtyards and they are doing more than grass. I have a strong suspicion that some of the recent robberies are related to their drug use because the crimes seem to be done by locals who know people’s schedules, habits, etc. These kids are not harmless. I have friends who have been followed at night by them. The south side of QB always had a big drug problem and there many, many arrests long ago. It actually might be improving in spots but dealers and users move around and I think there are more of them now on the south side of the Boulevard. I have also been told of kids from the Woodside Houses coming in to score drugs. Barnett Avenue is a dive and there should be security cameras there.

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Stranger

Hmm, my experience differs. I’ll admit, it used to be quite shady here when I was a kid about a decade ago. I clearly remember delinquents abusing drugs in a few areas around here and there was sparse gang activity. However, i definitely think it improved in recent years. I rarely see anything suspicious going on around here anymore, and I go out quite often at night. I think I know the kids you’re talking about too… They’re harmless. Most of them are not even drinking age. I did used to see them a lot, but I think they’ve quited down

I can only speak for the Northern part of Sunnyside though. I know it’s quite different South of Queens Boulevard… Definitely sketchier

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51st

I know north of Queens Boulevard is good. I ventured south of the Boule and it was quite seedy indeed.

Stay north of the border.

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Randall

The area near athe 52nd Street subway is dangerous at night and there have been muggings.

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Randall

Stranger, I have lived here all my life and Sunnyside Gardens is not what it used to be. It is filled with degenerate kids who are doping and selling drugs. I also have seen the little envelopes that they used strewn all over the place and at night, I hear the fights. Sunnyside is not a better neighborhood than Forest Hills or Forest Hills Gardens and for years we have had a negligent police force. I would not recommend that a woman walk from the subway deep into the gardens unless she has mace with her. I have friends who have been robbed – and of course, since it is residential, their are no witnesses and no cameras. You cana believe what you want, but it is not what it used to be. The alleys are filled with dopers.

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SSL

They were filming until 1:15am in our building Thursday night. I saw Dylan Walsh, and I think Poppy was there, too.

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Stranger

What in gods name are you talking about Raquel. I don’t know how it used to be, but Sunnyside is one of the better neighborhoods in the entire NY city right now. And Sunnyside Gardens is even a step above that. I know, because I live here and haven’t once felt afraid coming home at night no matter what time of the night it was.

You sound like a delusional little kid. I’ve been to bad neighborhoods in all the boroughs and Sunnyside is a haven compared to some of them. Quit making crap up

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raquel

Sunnysider, you are so FOS! Should I spell the word out for you because that is how little you know about Sunnyside/Woodside. And Maria, it was on 47th between 43rd and Skillman and you can ask the neighbors about it. It went on for years and years. Pot? This ‘hood is way past pot! In fact, my friends remember calling the precinct and complaining about the dealers going into one entrance and coming out the other with their “little baggies”. The response of the precinct? WHAT DO YOU WANT US TO DO??????? I kid you not! The next time you call me a liar, you had better have your facts! In fact, are you aware of what goes on near the Auberbergine? OR DO I HAVE TO SPELL IT OUT FOR YOU? You two are so clueless it is not even funny. And by the way, do you like tripping over the little baggies that were filled with drugs in the morning?

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Maria

and FYI it was not a crack house, and it was the building on 46th and Skillman. Teenagers would hang outside the corner store and smoke pot, not crack. Glad they are not there anymore for sure but Sunnyside never had a crack house…not our side anyway

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Sunnysider

Raquel,

You’re so FOS. A single crack house doesn’t make the entire neigborhood bad. Have you ventured outside your hood recently? Why don’t you visit nearby areas/boroughs and find out how good you have it here.

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raquel

Actually, Ann, you first: I have been here for decades and don’t remember it being so bad since the crack epidemic days when almost everybody on the South side of Queens Boulevard was a crime victim. Now the lovable lads have moved their trade to the North side. I guess you would call that “progress”. Those of us who have actually lived here for many years know about the decline in the quality of life and our ineffective police force. I remember the crack house on 47th on the edge of the Gardens which had a booming trade for years and years and years. And of course, “nobody sees anything”. The big joke is when neighbors would call the precinct about it and think they had the wrong number!

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Anonymous

Why doesn’t Jimmy Van Bramer help his constituents and have alternate side of the street parking suspended in the neighborhood for the filming dates so that at least some parking is available.

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Sunny Blue

I’ll park in Woodside I guess. Hope it brings some business to the restaurants. Or will there be a caterer for the crew bringing just headaches for residents who will be inconvenienced?

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Ann

Raquel. You have a really bad attitude. Why don’t you leave the neighborhood.

Also, I think 30 Rock was once done at Dazies. I know there have been other crews out here.

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