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FX television show 'The Americans' filming to close Westbury, East Meadow streets

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The Welcome to Westbury sign. (Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

Corporate Drive at Zeckendorf Boulevard in Westbury will be closed for about 500 feet on Monday from 7 to 11 a.m. for film shooting of the FX television series “The Americans,” according to Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Nassau police officials.

Also, at about 5 p.m., the series — which is about KGB spies posing as Americans during the Cold War — will shoot a scene at Eisenhower Park, closing northbound park traffic at Hempstead Turnpike for at least an hour, a police official said.

The official said the park scene will involve a stunt in which a car runs into a fake tree along Park Boulevard. Nassau police will be with the movie crew throughout this stunt activity, officials said.


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“This film action emphasizes the growth of our initiative to have Nassau be a leader in film and TV production, which now brings more than 90 million [dollars] to our local economy and accounts for more production days than four of New York City’s five boroughs combined,” Mangano said.

 

Tags: Westbury , East Meadow , FX , TV , filming , “The Americans"

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