1. pppatti says:

    12/17/2013 at 11:31 am

    Yes.. Of course. Absolutely agree! Here is the ACLU on it, and two other interesting sites:


    Park Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Film and Photography Shoots: http://www.nycgovparks.org/permits/film-and-photo-guidelines

    No vehicles will be permitted to park within a park’s perimeter unless previously approved.
    Filming will not be permitted where it would compromise the privacy of park patrons (ex: comfort stations and locker rooms).
    Any extensive set-up on park lawns must be cleared in advance. Please note that regulations concerning extensive set-up vary by park.
    Requests to tie, drape, or attach rope, props, or equipment to trees, shrubs, fences, or benches will be declined, as will requests to tie or attach anything to any architectural features, statues, sculptures, or fountains. Cutting, tying back, or altering shrubs, plantings, or trees in any way is illegal and will not be permitted.
    If set-up requires cable or live wires, any cable that crosses a pedestrian path must be covered and all appropriate safety measures taken.
    No directional signs for filming locations of any kind may be posted or staked into the ground.
    All materials brought in by permitees, including trash, must be removed from the park. Summonses will be issued for any trash left behind and any damage to park property. All areas should be left in the condition in which they were found.

    On the NY Public Library site:
    “No location shoot can endanger the building(s) or interfere with public service. Shoots taking place in a public area of the Library must take place when the Library is closed to the public.”

  2. says:

    12/27/2013 at 9:32 pm

    This makes me so mad. This is a PUBLIC park and we’re seeing our public spaces be sold off and privatized more and more. Although it seems like these people did not pay to use the park…and just took it for themselves. At least you’ve got evidence.

  3. says:

    12/27/2013 at 9:47 pm

    I have no idea what permit they had, if any. It just seems that if they have a permit to use our park, we should at least have the right to watch them.

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