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“Girls” Takes Sunnyside Streets

June 29, 2011 Staff Report

Filming for a new HBO show will take place in Sunnyside on Friday, which will lead to parking restrictions on many local streets.

The TV show is called “Girls” and is about early 20-somethings trying to carve out a living in New York

“Girls” is executive produced by comedy kingmaker Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner.

The show stars Lena Dunham as Hannah, an “eternal intern” at a publishing house in SoHo, Marnie (Allison Williams), an ambitious assistant at a PR firm and Jessa (Jemima Kirke), a spacey wannabe artist and teacher.

Girls will premiere 13 years after “Sex and the City,” another single-ladyfriends-in-the-city comedy.

Parking restrictions will begin Thursday night and go into Friday afternoon on the following streets:

  • 43rd Ave, south side bet. 39th St. & 40th St.
  • Queens Blvd., north side bet. 41st St & 39th St.
  • 39th Place, both sides bet. Queens Blvd & 43rd Ave
  • 40th St, both sides bet. Queens Blvd & 43rd Ave.
  • 39th St., both sides bet. Queens Blvd & 43rd Ave.

Cars located on these streets after 10 PM on Thursday, June 30, will be relocated to a block nearby by the NYPD Tow unit. Filming will take place on Friday, July 1, between 5AM and 2PM.

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Aileen Mahmoodi

associated’s supermarket has been finished… the one on 46th is probably going to look similar.

and i think the place smells less funky

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Roxy

Just to get off a beaten-to-death subject, has anyone visited the newly opened deli department of Key Food, which is now at the new entrance on the corner of Greenpoint Avenue and 46th Street? I was delighted with the huge new selection available, which inlcudes not only deli, but pepared dishes, cheeses, and bakery. I predict this will become the #1 supermarket in Sunnyside when finished. It has taken them nearly a decade to get the project up and running.

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widmark

Lena is a young and accomplished up and coming filmmaker who grew up in NY with artist parents. The show will be funny, subtle, hip and weird and will likely have limited appeal. It may be dull or it may not. It probably won’t be predictable. It will find a small cult audience and will last depending on how much it costs and how generous HBO is.

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Southie

I don’t think the description of the show sounds obscene, but I’m not surprised that there are so many comments with sexual innuendo.

It is truly unfortunate that women are sexualized and objectified so frequently that people feel comfortable (and obligated, apparently) to make such comments.

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Lily

@Roger: Actually, there was nothing raunchy in the description itself: “The TV show is called ‘Girls’ and is about early 20-somethings trying to carve out a living in New York.” Oh yeah, sounds obscene.

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Neighborhood Observer

Well, some like raunchy, some don’t. And popular culture has done nothing but aim lower and lower and lower into the raunchy basket. Soon enough the pendulum will swing back if history is any guide. I find it diminishes us all, but that’s only my opinion. Plenty of people think otherwise. I guess I’ll just skip your comments.

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Roger_the_Shrubber

@Neighborhood…

The story is about another raunchy cable tv show, comments with sexual innuendo are hard to resist if not obligatory.

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Neighborhood Observer

Lowering the level of conversation with repeated sexual innuendo puts the conversation on a much less illuminating level. There are web sites devoted to just such talk. Why not go to one of them?

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Raquel

Did anybody catch the new season of True Blood? And who really killed Rosie Larsen in The Killing?

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45th and Skillman

I hope they’re not from Sunnyside in the show. I don’t really care about the neighborhood having it’s “moment”. I just like living here.

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Roger

The HBO series should be called Ugly Lena! She is not exactly attractive.
The Asian women across the street…now that is where the filming should be! I would move my car for that.

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Neighborhood Observer

On the good side, tax revenue, film jobs, good p.r. for New York, in a general sense. On the down side, daily life for hard-pressed neighborhood people gets that much harder. Ever tried to sleep with huge trailers outside your window? Every tried to pull your shopping cart over cables? Every had your car towed because you weren’t using it for a few days and didn’t see the signs? I did. It’s wounding. Maybe if we all got vouchers for free rub-downs at a local spa, it would make it easier to swallow.

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Roger_the_Shrubber

Don’t get too excited. Any scenes with gratuitous female nudity will be filmed in a studio somewhere.

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Krissi

Jeez people it is a comedy. Chill down.

We want to help the shuttered businesses? Well, I’m happy to see our neighborhood getting some press.

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Paved_with_Good_Intentions

“Girls” – sounds like the perfect show for dirty, old men.

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Sherry

Article says parking restrictions on 43rd Ave, south side bet. 39th St. & 40th St. But there is no 43rd Ave on the south side. Only north side.

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Lily

I agree with Aileen! Amazing that the network that brought you “The Wire” and “Big Love” would follow up with such a dull, predictable series.

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Aileen Mahmoodi

imdb …lol this cast and story line do not sound promising… and it probably wont be worth losing parking over… WAY TO GO SUNNYSIDE.

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