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Spider Man Closings

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As you may or may not know, they have started filming the Spider Man 2 movie downtown, which has resulted in a large portion of Main Street being closed along with cross streets being local traffic only. The following link looks like the best way to find out which streets will be affected.  When you get to the web page, click on the button that says “Day by Day Street Closure Maps” and it will pull up a nice map with color-coded street closures.

The only unfortunate thing is that it is a day-by-day update, so you can only find out about tomorrow’s street closures.  They say they will update it every evening with closures for the next day.

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The City of Rochester is releasing new information about the filming of scenes for the movie “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”.  The city says filming will happen April 30th to May 9th.  On a webpage created to answer questions about the filming the city says, “The production team is looking for extras! Send your name, a photo of yourself, the year, make, and model of your car, and your contact information to to be considered. Please note that the City of Rochester is not involved with the extra selection process.”

For a link to the City’s new movie webpage click here.

The City sent out the following release on Thursday:

City of Rochester

News Release

Preparations Underway for Major Movie Shoot Downtown

(Thursday, April 11, 2013) – Mayor Thomas S. Richards met with the producer of The Amazing Spiderman 2 movie this week to discuss the logistics of the production that will take place Downtown. The major motion picture shoot is set to begin on Tuesday, April 30 and is expected to wrap up by Thursday, May 9. Action sequences will be shot on Main Street, between South Plymouth Avenue and East Avenue, requiring some portion of Main Street to be closed each day during the filming from approximately 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

“This is a fun and exciting time for Rochester and we are looking forward to welcoming the more than 300 crew members to our city,” Mayor Richards said. “At the same time, this is a very large event and our number one priority is making sure that the public is informed of all the necessary road closures and that movie fans are not in any areas that may cause safety concerns.”

Surrounding streets will be closed intermittently during this time and some areas will be closed to pedestrians. These details are subject to change as the production company finalizes its schedule. City officials have been meeting with the Rochester Police Department, Rochester Fire Department, Monroe County Dept. of Transportation and the Rochester/Finger Lakes Film & Video Office to finalize plans for street detours and closures as well as measures to best keep the public informed. RTS buses using Main Street will be re-routed for the duration of the film shoot. Details will be posted on this page and on as soon as they become available. Discussions with the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) and the Rochester City School District are ongoing regarding alternate bus routes for students and the potential impact this may have on them–which is expected to be minimal.

The City will provide information regarding filming activity, with comprehensive information to be posted at The website will feature street maps detailing street and sidewalk closures, and “frequently asked questions” sections for the public, Downtown residents, workers and business owners and the media. Updates will also be posted on the City’s Facebook page at as well as on Twitter, @cityrochesterny, #SpideyROC.  In addition, City customer service representatives will be available by phone at 311, 24 hours-a-day to answer detour related questions. Callers outside of city limits may call (585) 428-5990.


This morning Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that production of the upcoming film “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will take place entirely in New York State – and that some sequences will be filmed in Rochester. The press release, which appears below, says that locations in the Rochester area will be scouted on Friday.

Additionally, a piece posted on the Wall Street Journal’s website late last night specifies that one of the sequences filmed locally will be a chase sequence, due to our area’s less-restrictive speed laws (compared to New York City).

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” is the sequel to 2012’s “The Amazing Spider-Man,” the reboot of the super-hero franchise that stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone. Marc Webb will direct the film, which is slated to debut in theaters in May 2014. The cast also includes Jamie Foxx as the villain Electro, Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, Shailene Woodley as Mary Jane Watson, and Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn.


Production Estimated to Result in 3,500 Jobs and Casting of 11,000 Extras across the State

Biggest Stage Footprint Ever in New York; Scenes to be Filmed Both Upstate and Downstate
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” will be the largest movie production to be filmed in New York and is expected to result in 3,500 jobs and the casting of 11,000 extras. The production will have the biggest stage footprint ever seen in New York with massive sets being constructed at three facilities in Long Island and Brooklyn. Scenes will be shot both upstate and downstate.

“There is no better place to film the next adventure of Peter Parker than right here in the Empire State,” Governor Cuomo said. “New York has the resources, talent and locations to help make ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ a blockbuster hit. This production will also help generate new jobs and economic activity both upstate and downstate which is great news for our local communities and fans of the franchise.”

Gary Martin, President, Production Administration, Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, said, “From Rochester to Manhattan, this is the first time an entire Spider-Man production will be shot in The Empire State. We are thrilled with the extraordinarily skilled craftspeople, crew and facilities that exist throughout the region and all of the local businesses whose work will help make this project possible. By shooting the film in New York, we are able to streamline our production needs and realize enormous benefits and efficiencies as a result of the state’s motion picture tax incentive program. Plain and simple, this is a win-win for the state and our production.”

“The Amazing Spider-Man 2” production expects to require 3,500 new hires, one-third of whom will be from Long Island, and 11,000 extras, one-fourth to one-third of whom will be from Long Island. Upstate, the production expects to hire approximately 250 crew members and a few hundred extras.

The production is so large that it will use space at two separate stage facilities on Long Island, Grumman Studios and Gold Coast Studios, as well as the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn. The production expects to shoot for 150 days, including 50 days in Bethpage and 10 to 15 days in Rochester. This Friday, the production will be scouting locations in Rochester for scenes, one of which will be a car chase.
Filming “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” in New York will generate millions of dollars in economic activity across the state. For example, the production will require 3,000 hotel room nights in Rochester as well as 3,000 hotel room nights in Bethpage and Plainview on Long Island. In addition, the production is using several Long Island-based businesses for purchasing food and equipment, including spending approximately $279,000 for container rentals from Mobile on Demand Storage of NY, Inc. in East Patchogue, $130,000 in crane rentals from Pride Equipment Corporation in Islip, $32,000 for beverages from U.S. Coffee in Hicksville, $19,000 for auto parts from Quick Auto Parts in Hicksville, and $16,000 for food from Bagelboss in Hicksville.

Many movie productions, including “The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” have touted New York State’s film tax credit program as a major incentive when choosing New York as the location to film. Since the film tax credit program started in 2004, it has leveraged an estimated $12.1 billion worth of direct spending and has been a huge job generator for New York.

In 2012 alone, it is estimated that the 134 projects that have applied for the program will result in $2.2 billion in spending in New York. The State is now being billed as “Hollywood East.”

Since Governor Cuomo took office, the program has averaged 134 applications per year, nearly double the average of 72 per year over the life of the program prior to January 2011. In this year’s budget, Governor Cuomo has proposed a 5-year extension of the program and other changes to increase transparency and accountability.