Update: New York Suspends Film Shoots For Saturday As East Coast Storm Looms

Ross Lincoln is a Deadline contributor. 2Nd Writethru Update, 10:25 Am: The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment confirmed the cancellation of all film permits scheduled for Saturday due to two major storms set to converge over the Eastern Seaboard this weekend. Since Hurricane Sandy, shooting permits in parts of Brooklyn, Staten Island and Lower Manhattan have been granted on a case-by-case basis to accommodate the city’s recovery efforts, though the majority of Manhattan remained unaffected. The latest cancellation affects all shoots throughout the city’s five boroughs. Related: Eastern Blizzard Could “Devastate” Box Office The blizzard is expected to hit New England the hardest, with CNN reporting the storm could reach Boston by 5 Pm and deliver 24-36 inches of snow. The network said that all cars and trucks other than emergency vehicles must be off Massachusetts’ roads by 4 Pm. More than 3,000 flights routed through
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