*The Starz series “Power,” currently shooting its second season in the New York neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, was criticized last month for shooting around synagogues on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
On Friday, the production came under fire again – this time for blocking off streets from the Halloween trick-or-treaters.
Judy Stanton of the Brooklyn Heights Association tells the New York Post, “They should know better. A lot of crews film around here, but most try to work with and respect the community. They should know that Yom Kippur and Halloween might not be the best times.”
Marybeth Ihle of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment tells the publication the crew attempted to minimize disruption: “Our office works closely with the community and the production to minimize the impact of productions filming on religious holidays and special occasions.”
As previously reported, “Power” received an early second-season renewal in June. It’s executive produced by Courtney Kemp Agboh and executive producers Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Mark Canton, David Knoller and Randall Emmett. The show stars Omari Hardwick as James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a drug kingpin who attempts to leave his illegitimate lifestyle behind to become a club promoter.
It’s 10-episode second season began filming in September.