Wednesday, May 16, 2012

HBO's Boardwalk Empire Filming in Forest Hills Today

Boardwalk Empire is filming today at Metropolitan Ave. & 72nd Rd., according to the blog On Location Vacations.

And local reporter Nick Hirshon says on his Twitter feed that the shoot will be taking place at Eddie's Sweet Shop.

It sure seems like Forest Hills has been getting its share of screen time lately, what with Blue Bloods filming here all the time, and then Baby Big Shot's big shoot on Austin St. just a couple of weeks ago.  I wonder what it is that Hollywood likes about our neighborhood?  Sometimes it's obvious - HBO's miniseries Mildred Pierce reportedly chose to shoot some scenes in Forest Hills Gardens because the architecture and natural beauty of the neighborhood resembled Glendale, California during the 1930's.


  1. "Baby Big Shot" is now called "Made in Jersey". Just a heads up in case you look for it in the fall.

  2. I heard/read somewhere that Metropolitan Avenue is popular because it can be made to look like Main Street anywhere in just about any time period from, say, 1940s to today.

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    1. Hmmmm, either you are trying to win the award for the briefest comment or you're one of our octogenarians and this is how it all ends. Either way, thanks for trying!

    2. Or he's a narcissist.

  4. did this scene ever end up in the show?