2. Upon further investigation, I learned that pink flyers indicate that a film or television crew will be shooting in your area. Sure enough, on Sunday afternoon, throngs of Teamsters, producers and technicians took over my neighborhood.
3. It soon became obvious that the film being shot was The Amazing Spider-Man sequel, starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and Jamie Foxx. The Hearst Tower had been transformed into Oscorp Industries.
6. When film crews are in your neighborhood, you find yourself having to take a lot of detours. For the first part of the afternoon, the sidewalk in front of Hearst Tower on 8th Avenue was blocked off to pedestrians.
9. Trucks and trailers lined both sides of W 57th Street. The “Made in NY” seal was everywhere, as The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will be the first Spider-Man movie to be shot entirely in New York state.
11. Production assistants, extras and crew members were hurrying in and out of the trailers all afternoon. Among the many people I observed was a harried-looking PA carrying a cardboard box labeled “dance belts.”