I didn't see Liam Neeson, but I may have pissed him off.
Here's the story:
On Friday, a crew was in Bay Ridge filming "A Walk Among the Tombstones," starring Neeson and Dan Stevens (of "Downton Abbey" fame). The set was only a couple of blocks from home, so after Edith and I dropped off a load at the Laundromat, we walked by to see what we could see.
Which wasn't much. They filmed a scene or two in the 27 minutes before I had to put the clothes in the dryer (OK, I was a little late getting back!). We didn't see any stars; the most interesting thing was watching my grocery store being turned into a movie set.
|My grocery store as a filming location.|
|I didn't know the NYPD had special cars for movie and TV sets!|
(See the label at the back of the car.)
|Gawkers like me lined the street across from the set.|
Later in the afternoon I took a walk around Bay Ridge with two other neighborhood moms and their young sons. We found ourselves at the set again, this time a block away from where it had been earlier.
We parked our strollers in front of the Middle Eastern bakery where they were shooting and waited for something to happen.
A few minutes later a production assistant came up and asked us to move. Liam Neeson said we were distracting him!
Did Neeson really say it? Who knows? But doesn't it make a much better story to think that he had?
We moved down the street and had a laugh. A lady who also had her eyes on the set did say she saw Neeson back there, but we didn't catch a glimpse. I wonder if the crew will return -- the movie is based on the book of the same name, and it seems that it is at least partly set in Bay Ridge.
And who knows -- maybe when the movie comes out you'll see Edith's stroller reflecting in that bakery's windows.
|Trucks and trailers lined the side streets.|