On location at Grove Alley
October 16, 2014
Count filmmakers and location scouts among those who are discovering the hidden wonders of Grove Alley. Thousands of residents, students, and visitors have already experienced our themed parties – this summer’s Makers Nite and Paint Nite and last year’s Nite Market and Game Nite – in the 250-foot-deep dead-end alley tucked off of Fulton Mall.
The latest activities there now include two recent film shoots with major television productions. Just this week, the popular CBS drama, Elementary, filmed a scene at the back of the alley with its stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu. Click here to watch the full episode.
That shoot followed on the heels of a 3-day filming on a forthcoming live-action series (shh! we’ve been asked not to reveal any details about the production until it airs next year).
The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership started fielding numerous calls from location scouts soon after we began coordinating with local property and business owners last year to transform the alley into one of the most unique locations in Brooklyn.
“When you’re looking for that classic New York City alley, Grove Alley is as iconic as they come,” said Nick Carr, a location scout who writes the blog, Scouting NY. “From its crumbling brick walls and rusting fire escapes to its tangles of pipes and exposed ducts, Grove is a production designer’s dream, filled with the kind of authentic dilapidated patina that only comes from literal decades of exposure to city elements.”
Fees for the film shoots go to property owners along the alley, as well as toward the Partnership’s daily cleaning and maintenance efforts there. If you are a location scout interested in filming at Grove Alley, contact Vivian Liao, Director of Marketing + Strategic Partnerships, at email@example.com.