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'Person of Interest' TV show useing City Hall station?

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I was watching the TV show,' Person of Interest' and  noticed the 'hideout' of Harold and group is located in a subway car at an abandoned subway Station.  The background of the set has the appearance of the City Hall subway station.  Does anyone know if it's just a stage set constructed to look like the station or is it actually the location of the real station used as a 'hideout' for the actors. 

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Most likely a set made to look like City Hall Station.  I doubt they would be allowed to film in the real one.

Of course, over the years, Law & Order (and its spinoffs) often used PATH line stations to sub for NYC subway stations.

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They usually use abandoned stations or part time ones for movie shoots, Blue Bloods which also comes on CBS used Broad Street on the  (J) as a place in for a  (2) train station in the BX. That episode also had a R160  (2)  train  :lol:

 

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Doesn't even look like City Hall to me, but I wonder what station it supposed to be. Also notice how the MTA is not used or mentioned. It is the New York Transit Commission. Guess there are legal reasons why.

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Usually(I think) if they film in real subway stations in NYC, they would most likely have to do it after 12am. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Don't they use a track of the 42 Street Shuttle in the weekend when filming for a movie or series?

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Don't they use a track of the 42 Street Shuttle in the weekend when filming for a movie or series?

Yes, but I think its overnight when they film on the shuttle. On the last episode of "Power" they had a platform at GC on the TS shuttle signed up as 3rd Ave-138th on the  (6),  only one platform was filled up with people (Extras) while the other platform was empty.

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I was watching the TV show,' Person of Interest' and  noticed the 'hideout' of Harold and group is located in a subway car at an abandoned subway Station.  The background of the set has the appearance of the City Hall subway station.  Does anyone know if it's just a stage set constructed to look like the station or is it actually the location of the real station used as a 'hideout' for the actors. 

 

The mock up station was made with a City Hall feel but the mosaic tiles read "I.R.T". It's also a single track stub; not a loop like the real station. The mock up car that is used looks like a lot like a Chicago Transit car. For those that have never seen the show should check it out, free streaming of recent episodes at http://www.cbs.com/shows/person_of_interest/

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Don't they use a track of the 42 Street Shuttle in the weekend when filming for a movie or series?

 

Yes. Most recent season of the show Louis had the GC station on the shuttle as pictured here

http://pmcdeadline2.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/louie-interview-subway__120617234924.jpg

 

Matt Bomer had a scene in the HBO movie "The Normal Heart" that was filmed at GC also. The premiere episode of Forever on ABC had a scene where the main character boarded from the Times Square shuttle platform.

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