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March 18, 2013 5:04 pm

“Spider-Man” Needs Rescuing in Brooklyn Neighborhood

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“Spider-Man” is no mensch, at least not to members of the Orthodox Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

According to the New York Post, producers of “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ are planning to block streets and expropriate parking spaces over the Passover holiday so that they can film.

Columbia Pictures wants to close the streets surrounding an armory in the neighborhood from March 22 to 27, just when neighbors say they need the coveted extra street space for holiday guests. Passover begins at sundown March 25.

“They are truly disrupting our tranquility and peace during the holidays; it’s very insensitive to our needs,” said Esther Goldman, 45, who lives across the street from the armory.

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Religious leaders say they want the plan changed out of respect for the holiday.

Movie reps pitched the plan to Williamsburg’s Community Board 1 this week.

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  • richard sherman

    There are many antisemetic Jews in Hollywood. This decision is just another example of their antisemitism at work.

    • jerry hersch

      No Richard not anti-Semitic just the deficiencyof the scheduling calendar board.
      There can be as many as 40-70 teams on a set-to coordinate this there are scheduling sheets and boards
      The logistics are similar to moving an army.
      The one thing not list are holidays. Secular holidays will get immediate feedback from the government agencies involved -so would Yom Kippur.
      But yes,many are secular and not observant..things by nature have to move quickly to coordinate the parts.
      Sometimes the schedule has a life of its own and changes are very costly.

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