'Orange is the New Black' to Film in Greenpoint Friday
GREENPOINT — Popular Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" is headed to Greenpoint.
The Emmy-nominated show, which focuses on the daily lives of inmates of a fictional upstate New York prison, will be on Green Street Friday, according to a flyer posted in front of luxury apartment building 110 Green St.
A parking ban starts on Thursday at 10 p.m.
A man at the production company said he couldn't comment on details about the shoot.
Piper and the crew of the show about lawbreakers won't be leaving without breaking some rules of their own, according to a local film crew watchdog.
The series, which is in its third season, taped its "no parking" sign to a tree, which is against the city's recommended practices for filmmakers, according to Rolf Carle, who monitors film crew behavior.
The city suggests that crews use elastic or strings to attach signs to trees, according to an Office of Media and Entertainment spokeswoman, though tree taping does not result in permit revokation.
Carle called the show's production company and he said, while the responding person was "nice" and the sign was eventually taken down, it didn't make up for what is a recurring problem with film crews.
Steve Chestler, a 12-year Greenpoint resident, said he has recently documented other film crews taping signs to plants and considers it "bad for the trees."
More than eight productions have been spotted taping to trees in the past year, with three in the last month. He hopes continued documentation sends a message to stop the practice, he said.
"They've got to show some respect and professionalism," Chestler said.