In the News: Long “Money Monster” Film Shoot in FiDi

••• The upcoming film shoot in FiDi that was on Community Board 1’s agenda is for Money Monster, the Clooney/Roberts flick that shot in Tribeca a couple weeks back. ” The movie is scheduled to film [in various locations starting April 8] for about 15 days, on Wednesdays through Sundays, with no night filming. To benefit the neighborhood, Guest said the crew will eat at local restaurants rather than using catering services.” Good luck with that. —DNAinfo

••• “Battery Park City’s already notoriously difficult parking situation may be on the verge of much getting worse. A specialized law enforcement unit, HIDTA (which stands for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) recently moved into a 56,000 square foot space in the Brookfield Place office complex” and now they’re parking wherever the hell they want. —Broadsheet

••• “One of the two tubes that comprise the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed every night, and sometimes for entire weekends, until 2018 so crews can fix Hurricane Sandy damage, transit honchos announced on Tuesday.” The word honcho always makes me think of this. —Brooklyn Paper (via Curbed)

••• The New York Times reviews Evening Bar at the Smyth. If/when you go, try the Old Nut cocktail.

••• “Two years after taking the helm of Manhattan’s 1st Precinct, commanding officer Brendan Timoney […] has been transferred to the 13th Precinct, which covers Gramercy and surrounding neighborhoods. The new head of the 1st Precinct […] is Capt. Mark Iocco. Iocco was most recently the executive officer of the Midtown North Precinct.” —DNAinfo

••• “The Port Authority has come home. Quietly. After 14 years near Union Square, the agency’s headquarters have returned to a spot at the World Trade Center, where they had been from 1973 until Sept. 11, 2001.” —New York Times

••• “A show at the New York School of Interior Design, ‘Rescued, Restored, Reimagined: New York’s Landmark Interiors,’ opening March 6 and running through April 24, is a blockbuster featuring surprising photographs of landmarked public spaces that will happily never see the wrecking ball.” Larry Lederman’s exquisite photos include ones of 25 Broadway (below) and the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House; let’s hope they inspire the current mayoral administration to embolden the Landmarks Preservation Commission. —Design Hunting


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  1. Another Hollywood movie that has HATE-filled themes ? ? ?