Something strange in the neighborhood

The photographer Robert Ripps (and T., below) caught the Ghostbusters at it again, this time on Church Street, I assume having just left the office. I’m guessing this is shots for the sequel to the sequel known as “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.”

This from Deadline in April: “Producer Jason Reitman [son of Ivan Reitman] appeared with the Ghostbusters: Afterlife sequel cast of [Tribecan] Paul Rudd, McKenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon from the set in what was the first look of the movie. Reitman confirmed that the new sequel, due out on December 20, returns the franchise back to New York City where the first 1984 movie took place.”

The two original Ghostbusters movies were made by Ivan Reitman (who died in February 2022 at 75) in 1984 and 1989 and were set here, where the team’s HQ was Ladder 8 on N. Moore. The 2016 all-female “Ghostbusters” was also set in the city, but with new locales. “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” — released in 2021 — was set in Oklahoma, but connected to the originals as the two child characters were meant to be the grandchildren of Harold Ramis’ character Egon Spengler.

Jason Reitman directed “Afterlife,” but the new film will be directed by Gil Kenan from a script the pair co-wrote together.



  1. What a drag these big shoots are on our very tight and narrow neighborhood. Small businesses suffer, there is massive air pollution with the huge wiring trucks run all day and into the night.
    Ever heard of green screens Hollywood?

    • Nonsense. It’s always cool to see our neighborhood pop up on TV/film and it’s interesting to see who’s filming what around here, especially when it’s Ghostbusters. And green screens can’t reproduce the authenticity of filming on the street.

  2. Actually, the Writers Guild (WGA) rightly shut the Ghostbusters shoot down. The members of other unions sympathetic to the WGA cause would not cross the picket line. One tiny victory in the quest for a just contract and a reasonable wage.