Snooki and JWoww Won't be Causing Trouble in Hoboken

Hoboken won't be the new Seaside Heights after all. The mayor denied MTV the necessary permit to film in town.

JWoww won't be walking Juice Box on Washington Street this summer. 

If you didn't understand half of that sentence, let us rephrase.

Mayor Dawn Zimmer denied MTV the permit it needs to film a possible Jersey Shore spin-off starring the two bustiest cast members: Snooki and JWoww. 

In a letter written on Tuesday, Zimmer said that safety and quality of life are the determining reasons for not allowing the permit. Producers met with the city's Film Commission last week, according to the letter. Zimmer also made it clear in the letter that just a verbal agreement is not enough for the show to be filmed in public places. 

In other communities, Zimmer wrote, it appeared as if the crew filmed in public spaces without formal permits. 

"I write to put you, 495 Productions, MTV and Viacom on formal notice that there will be zero tolerance of this sort of approach in the city of Hoboken," Zimmer wrote. 

And that's that. No meatball power in Hoboken this summer.

Grafix Avenger February 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Curious Kim and ELMO fan OOC, this one's for you: http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/02/free-elmo-liberation-front.html
Karen O'Shea February 01, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Heard on the View this morning that Snooki is having a baby........oy vey!
missioncontrolist February 01, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Matt, I mean gumby, what business do you own? Fat children, have you looked in the mirror lately?
Outofcontrol February 01, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Pied Piper, if you like it here so much and are so impressed by your mayor and Kids First buddies, why did you hit the road and move out at the first opportunity? Don't they have blogs in your new town or are you on the Zimmer dole and being paid by the word? Really, I'm sure if you look hard enough you'll find some very sweet drinking buddies in your new community.
Deborah Hulbert February 01, 2012 at 06:39 PM
OOC: How many times are you going to repeat the lie that the Mayor killed the St. Patrick's Day Parade??? The Holier Than Thou Parade Committee killed the parade. Let's get our facts straight, please.
gettheledout44 February 01, 2012 at 06:39 PM
doesn't the mayor think our 50% overstocked police dept can handle anything? they can't handle a parade on a saturday cause of "public safety". they can't handle 2 girls in short skirts cause of "public safety". gotta put gps on a vegetarian food truck to guarantee the safety of the public. watch out bar owners, her next move is to ban all of your businesses and turn them into jewelry stores. please, all you whiners, move to the suburbs already like pied piper did. i hear totowa is lovely this time of year and there's absolutely no fear of anything interesting every happening there.
morristhecat February 01, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Last summer drove by the Seaside Jersey Shore house and was amazed at rhe crowd standing out front hoping to follow them to a bar. That house is right off the boardwalk in an area where noise is the normal all summer. We DO have neighborhood's here in Hoboken and yes in the evening you may hear an occasional loud group go by but the point is they walk by they don't hang around for hours in a residential area waiting ... I support this decision, they were looking for property in residential neighborhoods, it would have been very disruptive to residents. I have not spoken to anyone even busjness owners that wanted them to come. Thank you Film Commission and thank youayor for not overriding their decision.
pied piper February 01, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Honestly, the only whiners I (or anyone else) see on this blog are you and your other personalities. You can't get your MTV Snookie people to come invade the town and you are furiously whining, smearing and throwing out any accusation possible to make your whine heard. Again, it's unfortunate that the general public just doesn't see your vision for this town- what a place it would be!
pied piper February 01, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Why not put your money where your mouth is- have Mason put out a press release asking for Snookie and her enormous cast to come to town. Just think of all of the 2nd ward residents who would support that initiative.
Hoboken Questioner February 02, 2012 at 04:04 AM
Ach...I could really CARE LESS about this issue. Fine let Snookie play ...throw her out...I don't care and I think a majority of people in town really don't care about this either. What concerns us is the fact that the Mayor Killed the St Patrick's Day Parade. That one really hurt the history and tradition of our community.
Hobbs February 02, 2012 at 04:10 AM
The Irish Echo agreed with Mayor Zimmer today and said that the shenanagans surrounding the Hoboken Parade was an insult to Irish Heritage. As we all know HQ only really cares about finding new ways to attack the Zimmer Administration , :-)
Hoboken Questioner February 02, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Hobbs..to be honest I could care less about the Zimmer Administration also. Zimmer is gone in '13. We all know that. I just want our nice parade back and I am sad that she killed it. Maybe the new mayor will bring it back. That would be great.
Lane Dastardly February 02, 2012 at 04:16 AM
no, we think Questioner is gone in 2013 when Mason finally throws in the towel for good after wastingg so much money on you. yawn, the parade committee killled the parade, joker
Hoboken Questioner February 02, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Let me make this simple for you. Just go out on the street right now. Randomly sample any group of 10 Hoboken People you find. I don't care where you find them. Ask them who killed the St Patrick's Day Parade. Oh. And have a nice day.
CuriousGal February 02, 2012 at 04:19 AM
I can't wait for the new mayor either....I would suggest a recall to make it happen sooner but its actually entertaining seeing her self implode.
pied piper February 02, 2012 at 05:13 AM
So why didn't Mason say anything? No letter/press release about the cancellation of the parade from Mason- nothin? Have you asked Mason or Russo why they haven't come out against cancelling the parade? Nah- didn't think so.
Lane Dastardly February 02, 2012 at 05:44 AM
not as entertaining as watching Bet Mason make a buffoon of herself by underrighting your many screen names and epically failing in mayor elections
gettheledout44 February 02, 2012 at 03:36 PM
thank God Dawn wasn't the mayor when they wanted to film one of the best movies ever, On the Waterfront in Hoboken. i can hear her in that whiney voice telling Marlon Brando, no no no we have to protect the public safety. there'll be crowds and noise and fun and we're banning those things here.
ThisMeansWar February 02, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Good comparison. On the Waterfront and 2 drunk bimbos barfing in the streets and spreading stds. I sincerely hope you're the stupidest person in your family.
Lane Dastardly February 02, 2012 at 03:44 PM
gettheledouut44, Lan, kim, prosbus, hobooken questioner, curiousgal, even for you that is a stupid comment. if you are going to post so ridiculously, think of a 8th screen neame
Lane Dastardly February 02, 2012 at 03:46 PM
magnus = chef boyjardi
morristhecat February 02, 2012 at 03:59 PM
This is a real question, not tongue in cheek...other than the portion of either rent or property taxes paid if they own a building how else do retail business pay taxes to the city? I guess bars pay something each year for a liquor license? Please advise.
Jabberwock February 03, 2012 at 12:57 AM
This is not something that I think most people in town care about. I've never watched the show, never will and hardly know who these two characters are. With that said, I think with some heavy restrictions, i.e. no filming after a certain hour; vehicles restricted to parking in a certain place, limited use of set lighting and restrictions on street closing might have been a better way for the mayor to handle this. Attracting filming is inconvenient, but good for any city. (I've always thought a film studio in Hoboken on some of our currently zoned as industrial land would be a great idea and would fly in the face of all the developers saying industrial zoning is obsolete.) The cake boss lines are annoying and that show is dumb, but the mayor makes guest appearances. I read somewhere that she was going to let something called parking wars film here...don't know if she did. The issue of safety is completely bogus, if anything more activity is safer than no activity. I also find it funny how many people are hailing the mayor as the strongest, bravest, boldest, bestest mayor ever simply because she denied a permit to a film crew. Conversely, those that think doing this is nothing short of treason are a riot. It was probably a little over-reactive, but that's nothing new. If she made a regular habit out of denying film permits, I'd raise an eyebrow. For now, it's just a - I think it could have been handled better, but so what? Yawn...
Mister Whipple February 03, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Interesting take. Who are the mayor's main handlers? I don't follow things that closely but I've always heard she takes her cues from the former councilman who held her old seat for a while, Michael Lenz.
BruceD February 03, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Did any of you Snooki muff divers morons know that "What Would You Do with John Quinones of ABC News has filmed in Hoboken - several times in the past year? Here is a link to one fo the several story lines they shot recently. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/entertainment/2012/02/stealing-from-the-homeless-are-you-for-real/ There are plenty of filming oppotunities that dont need 24 hour filming rights. MTV is free to re submit a less agressive appplication. If they toned down what they wanted and had not adivsed the Mayot that used money to grease some approvals in Seaside, they stand a decent chance of being able to be film in Hoboken. Also, what the eff about the Manzo brothers? Enough with the faux outrage from the Axis of Stupid.
Outofcontrol February 03, 2012 at 01:53 AM
So, khoboken, are you saying that bribes were paid in Seaside? I'd like you to be clear. I'm sure the officials in that town would be interested in seeing your post. Hopefully they have good lawyers and even better vacation planners to spend the money they would win should they decide to sue you. Don't defend your Dictator Mayor at the expense of others.
BruceD February 03, 2012 at 02:20 AM
OCC you out of control illiterate shrew. Read the mayor's letter. The idiot from MTV admitted as much. He is free to re apply and scale down the request. Plenty of other filmmakers seem to be able to get permtis just fine in town. And I dont care about what lawyers or other things Seaside has. Dont go there, never have and never will. God, you are such an insufferable windbag. And for asshats that dont see the difference between promoting a 100 year old institution like Carlo's over tits and ass with an occassional beaver flash, then to quote some other poster, I hope that you are the stupidest person in your family. Like the mayor is goign to do body shots with Snooki and her amazon friend with the two Hindenberg implants and commisserate about breaking her vagina bone. This has to be the least intelligent thread ever.
Grafix Avenger February 03, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Mr. Whipple, who "doesn't follow things closely" the only idiots babbling about Michael Lenz STILL are Lane Bajardi, James Barracatto, Krazy Kim Cardinal and Perry Klauseen, all of whom post here under a dizzying array of monikers, including "Mr. Whipple".
Grafix Avenger February 03, 2012 at 12:11 PM
Hmmm... not sure if the smarm about 'bravest, boldest, and bestest' is directed at yours truly, but I was thrilled the mayor told Snooki and her vibrator to take a hike. And no worries, Jabberwock. because the resistance is growing.... the 2 founding members, Curious Gal and OOC, of the 'FREE ELMO Liberation Front' are taking it to the streets. http://grafixavenger.blogspot.com/2012/02/free-elmo-liberation-front.html
Grafix Avenger February 03, 2012 at 12:12 PM
OOC's outed herself. Jeez, who knew their bench was THAT shallow.


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