Television series ‘Power’ to film scenes around Bayside this week

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Photos by Diana Monteverdi

A television network’s most-watched program will set up in Bayside this week for production.

Starz Network’s “Power” will film in the northeastern Queens neighborhood on Jan. 16 and 17. “Power” is an American crime drama which follows a wealthy New York night club owner who lives a double life as a drug kingpin. It stars Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren and Curtis Jackson, better known as hip-hop artist, “50 Cent.” Jackson also produces the show.

Areas marked off for staging equipment or parking production vehicles include 35th Avenue, between 204th Street and the Clearview Expressway service road; the service road between 34th and 36th Avenues; and 208th Street between 32nd and 34th Avenues.

Parking restrictions will be in effect in these areas during the duration of production filming. All vehicles will have to be moved away from the marked areas by 10 p.m. the night before the scheduled filming.

Question or concerns can be directed to the shoot’s location manager at 914-774-3499.

According to reports, “Power” got the nod for a two-series renewal in 2016 and is currently the network’s most-watched original series. The series began in 2014.

The upcoming filming is not the first time “Power” has chosen Bayside as its backdrop: in November 2016, crews filmed scenes at Bayside High School.

The neighborhood continues to be a popular production destination. In November, a film crew was spotted shooting “We Are Unsatisfied,” a comedy that stars Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz, outside of the Celtic Cove pub at 29th Avenue and Francis Lewis Boulevard. That same month, the CBS drama “The Good Fight” was seen filming in the front yard of a corner house at 39th Avenue and 209th Street.

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