'Girls' Is Shooting In The Heart of Prospect Heights!

Parking restrictions on Bergen, Vanderbilt, Underhill, Eastern, Carlton and Pacific begin 6 p.m. Wednesday night.

No, I'm not grammar and syntax challenged. The popular cable-tv show "Girls" will be shooting a segment right in the heart of Prospect Heights.

Starting at 6pm on Wednesday, August 22nd, and continuing until 3am on Friday, August 24th, the cable show "Girls" will be on location in Prospect Heights. Of course, for those of us who require on-street parking this will pose a problem.

So that your vehicle doesn't get towed, don't park on the following streets:
Both sides, the Western 1/4 block of Bergen Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue (I think that should be Eastern);

Both sides of Eastern 3/4 block of Bergen Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Carlton Avenue (I think they meant Western);

The East side of Vanderbilt Avenue between Bergen and Dean Streets, and;

The South side of Pacific Street between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues.

Look at it this way, just don't park on Vanderbilt from Bergen to Pacific, Bergen from Underhill to Carlton, and Pacific from Vanderbilt to Underhill.

And try to become an extra.

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James Pinkerton August 22, 2012 at 07:24 PM
It looks exciting that Girls is being filmed in Prospect Heights; I wonder how much footage will be used in the new season. I recently finished watching the first season stored on my Hopper. I’ve been able to store the first season of Girls on my DVR with more than enough hard drive space for my other favorite shows. My coworkers at Dish suggested I make the upgrade to the Hopper and it’s been a good investment. I can’t wait for the second season to come back; although I might have to wait awhile!
Eustace Greaves Jr August 22, 2012 at 07:28 PM
Thanks for the comment James. Let's hope they use a lot of the footage and that footage includes shots of Cataldo's,Wilkerson Mailboxes, Salon Leahing, Empire Mayonnaise, Evelyn Car Service and the other fine merchants on the avenue. Heck, I'd love it if they'd use Ron Nesbitt, our resident artist, in action for even 10 seconds.
The Truth August 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Very cool....but too bad they didn't choose one of the more beautiful parts of Prospect Heights closer to GAP.
Eustace Greaves Jr August 23, 2012 at 08:14 PM
Thanks for the comment. I noticed you didn't post with a name and that's probably a good thing. There are many people who'd take issue with this particular part of Prospect Heights not being considered beautiful. I still remember the factory workers working two shifts right there on Dean Street where the arena parking lot is going to be. True, this end of the strip was a bit grittier than most, but I know many good people who've lived and raised great kids here. I think the condo at 618 Dean Street is a wonder of repurposing an unattractive warehouse into prime living spaces. Take a walk up Bergen Street between Vandy and Underhill, and take a moment to enjoy the beauty of the front yards. Go to the corner of Underhill and Bergen and take time to enjoy the garden the parents and children of P. S. 9 are creating. And let's not talk about the children's playground on Underhill - it's transformation over the years has been a joy to watch. Prospect Heights is many things, and each is beautiful in its own way. Also, after 13 years as a merchant on Vanderbilt and now Bergen, I can tell you this end of the local commercial strip has improved by leaps and bounds from what it was. This location shoot is great for the commercial part of PHeights.
Jonathan Kay August 23, 2012 at 08:32 PM
It's also worthwhile to note that Lena Dunham name-dropped both Weather Up and Washington Common (errantly placing them in Cobble Hill) in the first season of the show [http://bit.ly/Rhmo4e] and that her character's love interest supposedly lives on St. John's St. [http://bit.ly/Rhmrgr].
Amy Sara Clark August 23, 2012 at 09:26 PM
oh that explains the twitter comment from @sstrudeau that they would probably call it Cobble Hill. Thanks Jonathan, for that interesting piece of trivia.
Eustace Greaves Jr August 26, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Cobble Hill!? Oh, the humanity!


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