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Eastern Effects: The Fight to Save The Brooklyn Home of ‘The Americans’ Is Brought To Mayor de Blasio’s Doorstep

17 June 2016 7:53 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio was running for the highest office in New York City, he promised to build on Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy of supporting the continued growth of film and television production in the city by helping the film industry spread into the outer boroughs. With cleanup of the Gowanus Canal threatening to close Brooklyn-based Eastern Effects’ main facility – including their main sound stage and productions office that have served as the home of FX’s “The Americans” – many in the New York film industry showed up at City Hall on Wednesday to call on the mayor to deliver on those promises.

“Last Thursday the Epa made it official, our studio, which we’ve spent invested years of our lives and millions of loaned dollars, will be demolished for a temporary staging site for Gowanus Canal cleanup. We are here today to call on the city to step in and save us, »

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