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Simulated Explosion Taking Place in Sunnyside Today for Media Production

Sept. 25, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Sunnysiders might hear a loud bang in the neighborhood today as film crews in the area create a “simulated explosion”.

The explosion is scheduled to take place any time between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. along Skillman Avenue between 46th and 47th Streets, and is part of a media production.

NYPD and FDNY crew will be on site during the event to ensure safety.

While the media production tied to the explosion was not announced, the event is likely part of Elementary, the contemporary Sherlock Holmes show on CBS starring Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller that has been shooting in Sunnyside over the past several days.

Film crews have been spotted along Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue, and have recently filmed inside McGuinness’s at the corner of 45th Street and Queens Boulevard.

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Jack da Rippa

Where is the economic benefit to our neighborhood from this constant filming? They bring in everything they need: food, supplies, etc. They also leave a mess behind. It’s time for them to find some other neighborhoods to inconvenience.


In this episode, Sherlock and Watson investigate why the same Chase Bank in Sunnyside keeps getting robbed without anyone being able to identify the suspects. They seek Changeguy, the only witness to the robberies. Guest starring Det. Assy Mcgee


Typically productions use code names to throw people off. Points off for being uncreative and just telling us flat-out it’s Elementary.

Prime Time Pauly G

Only certain productions use code names. It tends to be really high-profile films/TV, like John Wick 3 (“Journal”), Spider-Man Homecoming (“Summer of George”), Marvel Netflix shows, etc. Stuff like Elementary, Blue Bloods, Billions, etc., go by their real names.


Any idea of when it will be on TV? Don’t follow the show but would like to see the neighborhood on the box.


This isn’t the first time Elementary has been filmed in the ‘hood– they’re just usually on the other side of the el. Usually, filmings are anywhere from 1-6 months prior to the episode, depending on frequency of the show.


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