Despite Drop in Film Permits In The Bronx, Numbers Still Significantly Higher Than 5 Years Ago

Last year,  352 permits were issued for filming in The Bronx representing a drop from 397 in 2015 however,  according to a statement provided to Welcome2TheBronx by The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, it is still dramatically higher than 5 years ago.

And now The Bronx has Silvercup Studios up and running so it will be interesting to see what impact that will have this year.

The Bronx offers a diverse range of locations from the urban streets of the South Bronx to the New England nautical nature of City Island to the bucolic estates of Fieldston mansions in Riverdale.

Selina Kyle aka Catwoman played by Camren Bicondova on the set of ‘Gotham

Earlier last year we had the pleasure of being on the set for a taping of Gotham at the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse in Melrose. We also ran into the filming of The Get Down too.

And in 2015, we were able to share some amazing pictures taken by Bronx resident Elena “Mamarazzi” Marrero, of Laura Prepon on the set of the hit Netflix show, Orange is the New Black.

‘Alex Vause’ played by Laura Prepon stands outside Pelham Cemetery on City Island / ©Elena Mamarrazi Marrero for Welcome2TheBronx.com

Despite all this attention for the filming industry here in our borough, we’re not yet capturing some of the over $8.7 billion in economic revenue the industry generates in New York City.

When we come across many of these film locations, almost all are catered by companies outside of The Bronx and there should be a genuine push by elected officials to encourage using our amazing range of Bronx restaurants who also offer catering services.

  • Difficult People
  • Inside Amy Schumer
  • Madam Secretary
  • Divorce
  • The Mysteries of Laura
  • Gotham
  • The Americans
  • Elementary
  • The Get Down
  • Girls
  • Bull
  • The Affair
  • Time After Time
  • Homeland
  • The Blacklist
  • Billions
  • Law and Order SVU
  • Power

What are some of the shows filming in the area you’ve stumbled across? Thoughts on filming in our borough?

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