MTV has begun moving equipment to the top floor of Pier 41 in the Red Hook area of Brooklyn New York on 204 Van Dyke Street for the 21st season of The Real World set to film in early September 2008.
Equipment was being setup at the BellTel Lofts, but problems getting the permits for construction and the delay it was causing to the shooting schedule for The Real World Brooklyn, a new location was sought.
The first option MTV sought was in Carroll Gardens at 116 Third Place over a week ago but negotiations broke down due to logistics.
Plan C was enacted quickly focusing in the Red Hook area to what has been described as a building that has been completed since 2006 but has had difficulty selling.
The BellTel Board contacted the MM Agency stating, “At this point we really don’t care. Here today gone tomorrow and vice-versa. We’re moving on! It’s just another show that really does not impact us. I wish them luck where ever they go even if they come back here. RW is just another business, it just happens to be show business.”
Businesses in the Red Hook area have already been approached to sign confidentiality agreements from Viacom, parent company of MTV, such as the Bait and Tackle bar.
This wouldn’t be the first filming in the building on 204 Van Dyke Street as it was used in 2004 to film the bar scene in the Will Smith movie, Hitch.