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Netflix and Marvel TV to Shoot “Luke Cage” Throughout Neighborhood on Friday

Feb. 25, 2016 Staff Report

Fans of Marvel comics may get a chance to see the filming of a Netflix series to be based on the African-American superhero “Luke Cage”at various locations throughout Sunnyside and Woodside Friday.

Street signs posted indicate that parking will be closed for filming on 47th Ave between 43rd and 46th Streets, as well as 45th St between Greenpoint and 48th Avenues.

Tiara 01 Additionally, parking spaces will be unavailable in order to occupy trucks and campers at three other separate locations which include:

– 44th St (between Queens Blvd and Greenpoint Ave)
– 44th St (between 47th Ave and 48th Ave)
– 46th St (between Greenpoint Ave and 48th Ave)

Although the title of the production is displayed as “TIARA” on signage, Production Weekly revealed last fall that this would be the cover name for all productions related to the superhero show.

Wikipedia describes the main character as “a former convict with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin” who fights crime in the 1970s.

Actor Mike Colter, who is set to play the African-American hero, said when interviewed at a comic book convention last year, “when I saw the tiara, all the 1970s blacksploitation stuff, I was like, ‘oh my God…’ But they assured me, ‘that’s not what we’re doing, we’re doing a modern day version’.”

“Luke Cage” is the one of four series shows that Netflix has produced with Marvel Comics, with others including the popular series, “Daredevil” which surpassed “House of Cards”, “Orange is the New Black,” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” in ratings on the streaming service last year.

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Wow! The filming associated with this article was right outside my building almost all day yesterday. They were filming until nearly midnight last night.

I was out and about a lot yesterday.

Every person I ran into was extremely polite. This morning when I went out at 8:30, there was no sign of them other than the booms on 2 corners that haven’t been picked up yet.

The streets were clean. The power lines were all cleaned up. All cones were collected.

As for the cars having to be moved, frankly, I think it’s great because I didn’t have to listen to the stupid car alarms going off constantly for 2 days.

The only thing I would have asked of them was to give us a little warning on the “gun shots” that were part of the filming, because when the first one went off, it scared the monkey out of me, but the two that followed were rather expected.


This seems to be the rule rather than the exception. When things do not go right, it makes for a more lasting impression which leads to the negative feedback.


The film production companies to not pay the city to film on the streets. The city provides if for free.

Workers start blocking off parking spaces a good 24 hours before their permit even begins…whatever inconvenience to residents is multiplied by the workers’ lawless behavior.

Complaining to the film production permit office is a joke – their sole purpose is to facilitate these productions.

In other areas, residents have resorted to ripping down the signs and playing loud radios during filming to indicate that they are fed up with the frequent disruption to their neighborhood. It is too frequent.


I will not deny that filming on location can be disruptive to the community, but the reason the cones are placed so early is to avoid having to tow vehicles that might be parked in the specified production areas. While breakfast is catered, lunch is often served at a location which receives monetary compensation. The Teamsters typically do not eat with the cast and spend at local establishments. Steel, lumber, plastics and well as other products are purchased regularly from businesses located in Brooklyn and Queens.
If production mistreats locals or damages property, residents should contact the number posted on the parking signs to bring this to the attention of the production company. Residents can contact the city’ film office at 212-489-6710 during business hours or Supervisor of the NYPD Movie/TV Unit at 646-739-9900.

silent majority

These filming/production companies do not respect the residents or the communities that they film in. Putting aside the obvious disruption of extremely limited parking spots which they start placing cones hours before the posted times. They physically assaulted a resident over parking restrictions when they were filming Rescue Me a few years ago. Leaving there trash behind in Noonan Park after filming and damaging property with there trucks that they park on residential streets.The line that politicians give that they contribute to the community is BS. They don’t eat at the restaurants they have a catering truck. They don’t buy items in the stores they have prop trucks. That’s why people have a problem with them. Don’t you think we have that right we do just live here.

Woodside GUY

And that’s where you are wrong. Yes there are catering trucks but not all the crew it’s at catering. Also, the cones are places hours before to hold parking for the trucks because folks will park there anyway. If you need to run into a store for a minute while the production isn’t there, the parking guys will let you park for a few minutes. I work in the business and born and raised in Woodside. You have no idea how much money is actually spent around the communities that are shot in.


The parking guys have no authority to “let” me do anything. The permits have a time for a reason. The cones don’t mean a damn thing and a summons should be issued for every cone placed outside permitted time.

Kramden's Delicious Marshall

You obviously have no problem with film production crews and their infatuation with local parking spots.


They paid us recently when they shot elementary on 39th place. 100 bucks to move our cars if it was in the shot

Bulimic Panda

I encourage the entire black Sunnyside community to dress like Luke Cage durimg filming. I certainly will. I pray for this little online cartoon and our little Sunnysidr. Amen.

Kramden's Delicious Marshall

They coned off the delivery zone for Associated (now Green Valley) supermarket today for this. I wonder how much food couldn’t be delivered. What the heck, if local businesses take a hit, it’s all for the greater good of the entertainment industry.


The film industry brings 8.2 billion dollars into the NYC economy. 104,000 good paying jobs, many of which are filled by Sunnyside and Woodside residents from Teamsters, hair & makeup, grips, electricians, camera people and more. While the parking situation is a real inconvenience, the positive benefits of the industry far outweigh the negatives.

Nicholle B.

Lukasz, they want us to move our cars (6 blocks of cars) and just find a place to park or be towed. The money thing is more rhetoric than anything…the point is they don’t care about the residents who pay to live on the streets. And the city doesn’t care because they ARE getting paid.

Lukasz J.

Why in the world would residents be entitled to a cut of anything? The production is shooting on streets and sidewalks that belong to the city which they’ve paid the city to use and they pay any private businesses for use of their space. You think that just because someone parks a truck outside your window you should get paid?

Nicholle B.

I live on 45th where this is happening…why aren’t the residents getting a cut of the money the city is getting for this? Parking is hard enough in this area, they want six blocks of cars to just figure it out or be towed? Sounds selfish to me.


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