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September 29, 2005

Little NY story

The other day I was walking out of the UBS building on Sixth Avenue and 51st Street and there was a large, wooden fruit cart in the middle of the sidewalk, instead of on a corner as is the usual location. It was a big, heavy thing, completely unlike every other fruit cart in the city. There was no one manning the cart. I was looking at it, all perplexed, when a woman said ‘they’re filming a movie’ and pointed to cameras across the street. As if on cue, but actually totally unconnected to the filming, a ragged looking man walked by and scooped up two or three pieces of fruit and then continued on his way. You can’t leave a food cart unattended in Manhattan, even if it is just a prop in a film.

Posted by Karol at 12:11 PM |
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Please tell me the fruit was plastic.

Posted by: The Man at September 29, 2005 at 2:27 pm

Nope. Real fruit.

Posted by: Karol at September 29, 2005 at 3:37 pm

what were you doing in that building? because I work in that building :) was this sunday by any chance? I was in the office all day that day.

Posted by: writersbloc gal at September 29, 2005 at 3:55 pm

oh and one other thing, i think the ragged man was an actor… because when i was walking by later, to get some lunch, they were filming some ragged old guy…

Posted by: writersbloc gal at September 29, 2005 at 3:56 pm

Did they later destroy the fruit cart in a high-speed car chase? Because if you see a fruit cart in a movie, you pretty much know it’s getting a car shoved through it.

Posted by: See-Dubya at September 29, 2005 at 4:20 pm

It was Monday, WB.

Posted by: Karol at September 29, 2005 at 4:29 pm

I’ve walked through movie sets all the time, and those damned PA flacks didn’t even say anything. I got confused, because some of the movies use some very authentic-looking extras around Washington Square Park. Others are a little more obvious.
I used to live on East 7th st, and I had to tell off many a PA that their puny ass wasn’t going to stop me from getting into my apartment. I’m sorry, but a walkie-talkie is just not intimidating.

Posted by: meep at September 30, 2005 at 7:04 am

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