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Planned Explosion in Greenpoint Tonight, Part of Media Production, Police Say

West Street between Milton and Noble Streets

Dec. 12, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

Greenpointers may see and hear an explosion tonight by the waterfront as part of a media production, police say.

A simulated explosion and fireball effect will occur between 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. on West Street between Milton Street and Noble Street, according to the NYPD and NYC Emergency Management.

The stunt will occur only once between the the three-and-a-half hour period, and could possible be seen from Manhattan. Police and firefighters will be on site.

The 94th Precinct said the film crew typically notifies the precinct a couple of hours ahead of  the explosion occuring.

Sources say the filming is part of a a television show.


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Suzie C.

What the hell does this community get in exchange for this catastrophe other than pollution, using up scarce local police resources, and disruption of local businesses and activities? God knows they’re not shopping in local Greenpoint businesses, instead giving us nothing other than PTSD!


Actually, they’re shopping in local Greenpoint businesses all the time. They’re employing thousands of people (and quite a few Greenpoint residents) in good middle class union jobs and spending literally millions of dollars in NYC. In fact small mom and pop businesses are often preferred. Many are singlehandedly kept afloat by this industry. Aside from that, when businesses are disrupted they are often compensated. They also issue copious notices to the city and local law enforcement, so if you have or could develop PTSD as a result of this, you have plenty of time to look away. And another thing, the NYC film and television industry is a good deal more safety and environmentally conscious than many others. You can thank Unions and a lot of very intelligent and responsible people for that.


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