'The Americans' to Film Controlled Explosions in Brooklyn and Queens

By Ben Fractenberg on February 11, 2013 6:30pm 

 FX's new series "The Americans" is filming two controlled explosions in New York City Tuesday and Wednesday.
FX's new series "The Americans" is filming two controlled explosions in New York City Tuesday and Wednesday.
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NEW YORK CITY — FX's new show "The Americans" is bringing some fireworks to the city this week.

There will be a "controlled explosion with a fireball effect" during the filming of scenes in Queens Tuesday night and in Brooklyn Wednesday night, police said.

Tuesday night's pyrotechnics will be in Richmond Hill, at Park Lane South between 112th and 115th streets, from 7 to 10 p.m., police said.

On Wednesday the explosion will move to Carroll Gardens, on Union Street between Hicks and Columbia streets, between 6 and 9 p.m., according to the NYPD.

“New York City offers productions the opportunity to bring their scripts to life on the streets of New York," the Mayor's Officer of Media and Entertainment said in a statement. "These stunts come at a time when the local industry employs 130,000 New Yorkers and contributes $7 billion to the City’s economy.”

"The Americans," which stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys, is about two KGB spies posing as a married couple in the Washington, DC suburbs during the early 1980s.

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