Bad ‘Girls’! Home Box Office shoot leaves litter on G’point poles

Soggy signs notifying neighbors of a late-April “Girls” shoot are still hanging from poles…

By Danielle Furfaro - Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com

Coming of rage: Rolf Carle is steamed that sings “Girls” crews put up to notify Greenpointers of an April film shoot are still hanging from lampposts. Photo by Stefano Giovannini

Coming of rage: Rolf Carle is steamed that sings “Girls” crews put up to notify Greenpointers of an April film shoot are still hanging from lampposts. Photo by Stefano Giovannini


The Home Box Office show “Girls” is a bad guest, say Greenpoint residents who want the hit program’s crew to clean up after itself.

Soggy signs notifying neighbors of a late-April “Girls” shoot are still hanging from poles and a neighbor’s repeated calls to Lena Dunham collaborator Judd Apatow’s production company about the detritus were not returned, he said. The aggrieved Greenpointer dialed up the mayor’s office but operators told him to tidy up the mess himself, he said.

“There is no system for complaints against film companies within the city,” said India Street resident Rolf Carle. “It passes you off to a system that is for clients of the city, not complainants.”

The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, which regulates movie and television productions, said it refers residents back to production companies because it believes that is the quickest way to address the problem.

“It’s done for efficiency’s sake,” said department spokeswoman Marybeth Ihle. “Most questions that a resident will have can be answered immediately by the production.”

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