While Seaside Heights, New Jersey has allowed the cast of Jersey Shore to film, “work,” and get wasted night after night in multiple seasons of the infamous reality show, their fellow Jersey residents in Hoboken will be having none of the macaroni rascal treatment.
In a letter posted to the City of Hoboken’s official website, Mayor Dawn Zimmer announced the Hoboken Film Commission denied MTV’s request for a permit to film Snooki and Jwoww‘s upcoming spin-off, citing “public safety and quality of life concerns.”
The letter contains a detailed explanation of the request, which stated it would take 700 hours of filming to produce one hour of programming! One of the reasons the permit was denied was the request was made for a 24 hour permit, and Hoboken already has a law in place which prohibits filming after 11 p.m.
Given that the Jersey Shore kids love to party and Hoboken has a thriving club scene, this also presented a major issue. The report goes on to say: “The constant presence of such a production would be an attractive nuisance causing crowds to assemble at every hour of the day and night…unacceptable lessening of the quality of life for the local residents and businesses.”
The letter also indicates that 495 Productions, the team behind Jersey Shore, had filmed in Hoboken previously without a permit, using “informal verbal agreements …involving payments to individuals.” The mayor was not pleased and issued the following warning in her letter:
“As the mayor of a community that has experienced significant corruption in the recent past, I write to put you, 495 Productions, MTV, and Viacom on formal notice that there will be zero tolerance for this kind of approach in the City of Hoboken. Any attempts to film in a manner that is not permitted without a permit will be dealt with immediately and aggressively by the City of Hoboken.”
Yikes, Mayor Zimmer is serious! In response, Snooki sent out the following message to New Jersey Governer Chris Christie on her Twitter: “I will not be voting for Chris Christie. Love always, the “buffoons” from that degrading Jersey Shore show.”
Since Snooki is from New York, and does not legally reside in Jersey, we don’t think Gov. Christie has much to worry about.
Even after the disastrous Italy season, Jersey Shore is still looking for other places where the gang can rest their booze-soaked, tan heads for upcoming seasons! In a recent interview, Ronnie says, “I believe that they were looking at Vegas and Australia, two places I would love to go. I don’t know if we would make it back from Vegas, but I’m pretty sure we would love to go to Vegas.”
Surprising no one, Ronnie says he will go just about anywhere with the show: “I want to do this as long as the fans keep watching.I will do it in Depends and a walker.”
And if you show up to the club in your walker, we might just keep watching. Finally, Snooki tweeted a photo yesterday of herself with JWoww and Mob Wives stars Drita and Carla during a radio interview! That pic is below.
[Photo Credit: WENN]
TELL US: WILL YOU KEEP WATCHING JERSEY SHORE? DO YOU THINK THEY WILL RUN OUT OF PLACES TO FILM? WILL YOU WATCH SNOOKI AND JWOWW’S SPIN-OFF? WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HOBOKEN’S DENIAL OF THEIR FILM PERMIT?
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