Hanging around the film shoot

Punisher film shoot Albany 2018-07-18

While riding along Corning Riverfront Park late Wednesday afternoon we noticed that the film shoot for the Marvel/Netflix show The Punisher was still in progress along one of the ramps leading over to Clinton Ave. So we stopped and gawked for a few minutes.

That picture above is from Colonie Street near Water Street. And, yep, that looks like ambulance suspended from a crane. (CBS6 got some video of a chase scene that apparently leads up to ambulance suspension.)

Here are the various road closures and detours associated with the shoot this week. It heads over to North Lake and Central Ave on Saturday and, according to a Central Ave BID Facebook post, it will involve "a gunfight action sequence with stunts, car chase, and simulated gunfire."

And if you're thinking about the fact that Albany is playing host to a media production that prominently features gun violence while the the city itself is struggling with that very same sort of violence... yeah, that crossed our mind, too.


Is it really that same sort of violence though? That same sort?

What sort of violence? From the TU on Monday:

"The shootings and other violence have, in part, been attributed to a series of retaliatory acts between people who live in different neighborhoods or were at odds for personal reasons."

Is that the sort of thing that The Punisher is about?

Actually, the post from the Central Avenue BID said North Lake and Clinton... which is what I thought. I saw a TV news story on the film shoot, and I saw, in the background, a building where I used to live.

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