Woody's filming in Murray Hill
The yellow sign from the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting -- or Mayor Lindsay's 1966 curse upon car owners -- is certainly a common sight, and Murray Hill saw a bunch of those just last week for the "Taking of Pelham 123". But this week, the placards are accompanied by a polite note from the locations department at Perdido Productions, informing residents of the hood -- ever so politely -- that filming for the mysterious "Woody Allen Summer Project 08" will be affecting several streets.
That's right, Woody the anglophile is once again shooting in the Big Apple. He said earlier this year that New York simply isn't as interesting as it once was, except for somewhat untouched pockets like Carnegie Hill and Tudor City. Well, he's just a few blocks from Tudor City here. Some of the streets affected in Murray Hill, BTW, are quite attractive -- perfect backdrops to capture that "Woody's New York" look -- including West 38th Street between Third and Lexington avenues.
Click on the photo to read the letter.
-- Rolando Pujol