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Simulated Explosion Taking Place in Greenpoint Today For Media Production: NYPD

June 26, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

Some Greenpointers may hear a loud bang—and then some—in a simulated explosion taking place in the neighborhood today.

Police say a media production company will be conducting the explosion near Freeman Street between West Street and Franklin Street any time from midday and 6 p.m.

Aerial view of Freeman Street between Franklin and West Streets. (Google Maps)

The event will consist of air cannons breaking candy glass windows, and rubber debris dropping from roof level, police say.

NYPD and FDNY will also be on site.

Police did not disclose the media production, but the site is near where the popular Netflix show, “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”, is filmed, according to NYC Go.

A building on Freeman St. for example, is used as the exterior for the apartment the main characters live in.

Also on Freeman Street is Bakeri, the bakery that appears in the show as “The Pinched Loaf”.

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