Lawmaker Wants To Ease Parking Around Film Shoots

ALBANY (AP) -

A Brooklyn lawmaker says many film shoots in New York City get special parking permits for trucks, lifts, cranes, rest rooms and campers at the expense of residents, sending them down nearby streets to hunt for parking spaces.

In an effort to ease the pressure, Assemblyman Joseph Lentol of Williamsburg says he’ll introduce legislation to suspend alternate-side parking rules within a six-block radius on days of permitted film shoots.

The Democrat says North Brooklyn, which he represents, is one of the hottest filming areas. He says the industry brings economic benefits and the temporary parking changes should help protect his constituents’ lifestyles.