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Former Dime Bank Often Used for TV/Movie Shoots


Jan. 23, 2015 By Christian Murray

Signage that went up at the former Dime Bank location on Queens Blvd Wednesday indicated that a new bank tenant was moving in.

Exterior signs read: “Fisher Bank,” and inside there were posters advertising retirement accounts and current interest rates.

The bank, however, was fictional. It was decked out as part of a set for the TV show Person of Interest, a sci-fi crime drama series.

The bank has been used for many TV shoots. Scenes for the crime-series Blue Bloods staring Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg were shot there last year when a robbery was staged there as part of its 100th anniversary episode.

John Ciafone, the owner of the building, said that he gets a lot of interest from TV and film crews looking to use the bank space.

Late last year a small independent movie company also used the bank for it film.

Ciaphone said the bank will be used for movie and TV sets up until the time the building is demolished to make way for apartments. The building is expected to be demolished in the second half of this year.

Tom Selleck in Sunnyside last year (Photo: George Burles)

Tom Selleck in Sunnyside last year (Photo: George Burles)

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South Side Johnny

I wonder how many yuppies are lining up to live on Queens Blvd? Sure, the view and the sounds of the #7 train are thrilling, but how long will that last?


So are we gonna have any businesses left for the people who live here or are we just gonna erect more and more and more apartments that no non-yuppie can afford?

South Side Johnny

How many yuppies are lining up to live on Queens Blvd? Sure, the sights and sounds of the #7 train are thrilling, as first, but how long with that last?

bow to the beard of the hipster, amigo!!

enough with this already, were in full gentrification mode, bulldoze the dump and erect the apts!!

Anonymous visitor

“as part of its 100th anniversary episode”

That show has been on for one hundred years?


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