Members of the crew filming The Amazing Spider-Man sequel in the South Williamsburg neighbourhood of New York’s borough of Brooklyn and the area’s Orthodox community leaders are grateful and content this Pesach after a local Jewish politician helped make peace between them.
Columbia Pictures, the studio behind the film, had sought to close streets and take over needed parking spaces in a key communal area over Passover’s holiest of days.
Brooklyn Councilman Stephen Levin helped broker the compromise with Columbia. Along with the Mayor’s Office and community leaders, he said in a statement, “We expressed the importance for Spider-Man to ‘pass-over’ filming during Passover, and they have answered our call.”
They added: “Thank you for letting my people park.”
With the respectful action taken by the studio, the web slinger remains the city and every borough’s favourite wall-crawling hero.