Wow! Movies in Hoboken?


I was busy doing super double-secret agent stuff most of today, but a reader sent this semi-interesting “what is that equipment for?” photo in. You decide if it’s “important”.

Her friend (who works on the set) said that they filmed a brief and insignificant scene for a movie called “Two Lovers” (some dopey romantic flick) in the Lana Lounge this afternoon. It “stars” Gwyenth Paltrow an Joaquin Phoenix. It was for a scene inside Lana Lounge, which will make movie-goers believe it was in Brooklyn.

I’m sure they’ll be very apologetic to the increased traffic jams. Don’t expect a fruit basket in your mail before Christmas.


35 Responses

  1. thebinatwork2 says:

    [quote comment=”55573″][quote comment=”55560″]Re 4., EE: On the contrary; I know Bklyn. very well (worked all over the Borough for many years & still do some work in DUMBO).

    IMHO, it’s far & away, NYC’s most interesting, diverse borough. Especially now.

    Hoboken’s attempts to brand itself as “the 6th Borough,” or “New York, NJ” are amusing at best. Hoboken has some terrific people, is so wonderfully convenient to New York (2 important aspects that ensure its appeal), but it’s just Hoboken.

    And has certainly lost most of its former On the Waterfront appeal. And diversity.

    If a location scout wants something w/a more Bklyn. feel, parts of JC would be far more pseudo-authentic.

    But good if a film-shoot brings some income to the City—given the usual budget shortfall, Hoboken can surely use the revenue.[/quote]

    yeah i really miss the burned out buildings, crumbling docks and filthy streets…good old waterfront appeal….get real, hoboken is far better now….[/quote]

    winesnob, you have to realize you might be talking to one of those who preferred Times Square when there was a 50% chance of being mugged in it to the current form. No sense arguing with such people.

  2. johndoe says:

    [quote comment=”55537″][quote comment=”55523″]I think 411 is laying the snarkyness on a bit high to mask is celebrity obsession.[/quote]

    Stop quotation mark abuse.[/quote]

    I agree abut the quotation abuse. Stop the maddess!

  3. thebinatwork2 says:

    [quote comment=”55604″][quote comment=”55537″][quote comment=”55523″]I think 411 is laying the snarkyness on a bit high to mask is celebrity obsession.[/quote]

    Stop quotation mark abuse.[/quote]

    I agree abut the quotation abuse. Stop the maddess![/quote]

    There are two major types of quotation mark abuse. The snarky airquotes quotations are the lamest. These give the appearance of making an argument (to the writer anyway) without actually having to do any work by merely mocking some notion they don’t agree with fully. These are the most aggravating.

    Then there is the trend of using quotation marks for emphasis rather than underlining or using all caps. This one is less annoying but can be even funnier in practice. Check out the various signs around cash registers and the like in our Shoprite. I can’t remember any off the top of my head, but some of them are quite amusing.

  4. MauMau says:

    That brings up a question I have. I’m not that computer savvy. I’ve tried to use ctrl U or B for emphasis when composing a comment. I get nothing. Suggestions?

  5. hobokencat says:

    I think you can place as *asterisk* on both sides of the word which will make it *bold*. Let’s see if it worked as I can’t tell via the preview mode.

  6. hobokencat says:

    Nope. Although it works in Outlook 😐

  7. MauMau says:

    [quote comment=”55623″]Cut and Paste?[/quote]

  8. MauMau says:

    I got it. Hobo’cat use html text formatting. Just google it to find out how if you don’t know. Maybe there’s another way, but you have to belong to the secret society. At least I hope it’ll work. We’ll see in a sec.

  9. homeworld says:

    Type what you want bold here

    minus the spaces

  10. hobokencat says:

    Kind of like this? Nice. Thx :)

  11. Tama Murden says:

    Re 19. & 21., wine/bin: Instead of “get real” & “…arguing with such people,” how about a lively discussion with the caveat of agreeing to disagree?

    A far more interesting world, when we all don’t like the same things.

    For example, I’m sure some people adore Gwyneth Paltrow….

    Yes, I preferred pre-Disneyfied Times Square.

    And yes, pre-homogenized Hoboken.

    For me, getting real:

    The “burned out buildings” were mostly courtesy of greedy developers (e.g., “Delivered Vacant”).

    The “crumbling docks,” courtesy of the Port Authority deliberately destroying Hoboken’s waterfront industry, while also violating its lease agreement regarding maintenance. Only to return to reap the development rewards for its negligence, with the City Fathers’ go-ahead (& probable pay-off).

    Despite 2 public referenda denying the Port Authority as designated developer. A seriously missed opportunity to have an economically & culturally vibrant, varied mixed-use, adaptive re-use of some wonderful industrial architecture.

    Anyone remember those beautiful arched brick buildings, around 2nd & 3rd Sts., so well-constructed, that when the Port Authority tried to raze them, a demolition firm had to be brought in w/special equipment, b/c the standard wrecking ball couldn’t do the job?

    And then the loss of that Bauhaus gem, Maxwell House.

    It can be done. Philadelphia chose to turn similar buildings, along the Schuykill River, into spectacular waterfront housing. Ditto w/Baltimore’s inventive adaptive re-use, mixed in w/some interesting modern architecture. And happening all over Brooklyn’s formerly industrial waterfront.

    But re Hoboken: that was then and this is now.

    And the streets are still filthy.

  12. homeworld says:

    Look at the Domino Sugar factory in Brooklyn as an example of reusing a building.

  13. homeworld says:

    Residents of Kensignton Avenue in Jersey City, many of whom were upset that parking has been eliminated on their street to accomodate a movie set, will get more parking than originally planned, as well as a 24-hour police presence for people walking back from their cars.

    Trucks for the movie, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Joaquin Phoenix, were parked along Kensington, between Kennedy Boulevard and West Side Avenue, today as crew members unloaded equipment in preparation for filming the romantic drama “Two Lovers” at the Gloria Gables apartment building.

    Residents were informed tonight by fliers distributed to them that they will be allowed to park on the north side of Belmont Avenue, between Kennedy Boulevard and West Side Avenue, and on Belmont between West Side and the fountain in Lincoln Park during filming, Monday through Friday.

    Residents can also park in Lincoln Park up to but not in the traffic circle, and after tomorrow, the crew’s roughly 80 trucks will be parked in the park to reduce the disruption.

    The fliers also said that a 24-hour police detail, at the film prodcuer’s expense, will provide security on Belmont and Kensington for residents walking to and from their cars.

    The building being used for the movie was chosen, in part, because it has an interior courtyard, across which Paltrow and Phoenix’s characters will talk from their rooms, crew members said. New Jersey locations — the crew filmed in Hoboken earlier this week — are also desirable because the filmmakers are getting a tax break for shooting in the state, they added.

    Signs have been posted telling resdients that parking on the street is forbidden around the clock each weekday until Dec. 21.

    And in what city officials have since said was a mix-up, the Parking Authority posted signs Monday restricting parking from 4 a.m. to 6 p.m., residents said. In fact, parking is restricted all day and it did not go into effect until today.

    Lisa Rivera said it’s taken her hours after work the last few days to find a parking spot near her Kensington Avenue home.

    “It’s really ridiculous,” she said. “What about our right to a peaceful life?”

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