Detours/parking restrictions for that Will Ferrell movie shoot



Map created by Craig -- here's a bigger version

Hollywood is in town, which is either exciting or annoying, depending on where you live and where you work. Next week Columbia Pictures will start shooting in Albany for the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg movie "The Other Guys."

Since the scenes will be shot on the streets of downtown Albany, parts of downtown will be closed to road and pedestrian traffic. So if you live or work downtown, you're going to
need to plan ahead. And if you just want to...you know ... gawk at movie stars (well, stunt people) and take pictures, you'll know need to know where to do that too.

Scheduled closings and detours and filming sites after the jump:

(Thanks B.!)

Day 1 - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 7AM-7PM

Broadway between Columbia Street and State Street
Pine Street between N. Pearl Street and Broadway
Steuben Street between James Street and Broadway

In addition to the above closures:

Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:00AM until 7PM

The above closure points will be expanded during these times to include:

Broadway between Hudson Avenue and State Street
State Street between Pearl Street and Broadway
Green Street between State Street and Norton Street
James Street north of State Street -There will be momentary stoppages of
traffic as needed while they are filming

Day 2 - Thursday, September 24, 2009 7AM-7PM

Broadway between Columbia Street and State Street
Pine Street between N. Pearl Street and Broadway
Steuben Street between James Street and Broadway

Day 3 - Friday, September 25, 2009 7AM-7PM

N. Pearl Street between State Street and Columbia Street
Pine Street between Chapel Street and Broadway
James Street between Steuben Street and State Street
Maiden Lane east of N. Pearl Street

Day 4 - Saturday, September 26, 2009 7AM-7PM

N. Pearl Street between State Street and Columbia Street
S. Pearl Street between State Street and Hudson Avenue
State Street between Eagle Street and Broadway
Lodge Street between Howard Street and Corning Place
Howard Street between Lodge Street and S. Pearl Street
Green Street between State Street and Beaver Street
Norton Street between Green Street and S. Pearl Street
Pine Street between Chapel Street and James Street

Day 5 - Sunday, September 27, 2009 7AM-7PM

N. Pearl Street between State Street and Columbia Street
S. Pearl Street between State Street and Hudson Avenue
State Street between Eagle Street and Broadway
Lodge Street between Howard Street and Corning Place
Howard Street between Lodge Street and S. Pearl Street
Green Street between State Street and Beaver Street
Norton Street between Green Street and S. Pearl Street
Pine Street between Chapel Street and James Street

Day 6 - Monday, September 28, 2009 7AM-7PM

S. Pearl Street between State Street and Madison Avenue
Hudson Avenue between Green Street and S. Pearl Street
Norton Street between Green Street and S. Pearl Street
Beaver Street between S. Pearl Street and Green Street
Howard Street between S. Pearl Street and Lodge Street

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - NO filming scheduled unless one of the above
dates is canceled due to weather.

Earlier on AOA:
+ Waiting four hours for your 15 minutes
+ Will Ferrell movie shooting in Albany

Comments

I don't know Albany well enough to be able to tell if this will impact the area near Wolff's Oktoberfest (southern Broadway), but I sure hope it won't.

El, fear not, take Clinton past the Palace down to Broadway and turn left, and you can drink from a boot with inpunity. Better yet, get yourself a cab ride, in case the boot gets the best of you. This is really gonna mess up us poor shmoes who ride CDTA to work. Gov Dave, how about some of those furloughs next week? .

I am a poor schmo who takes CDTA to work downtown. This is going to be annoying.

I thought the stars weren't going to be in town filming? It was all peripheral shots I heard.

@KatherineSass: From what I've heard, you're correct.

For the Albany-incompetent (like myself), I've created a map of the closures for this weekend.

@Ellsass: That's great! I just embedded the map above.

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