Red Hook neighborhood “shutting the door on” Real World Brooklyn cast

Just as has happened during the production of previous seasons, the cast and crew of The Real World Brooklyn are getting an angry reception from the neighborhood they’ve decided to call home. Local businesses and others in Red Hook, where the house is located at Pier 41, have been denying the show permission to film, while some locals are giving them hostile reactions.

amNewYork reports that they “first got the cold shoulder from the neighborhood a few months ago when some residents refused to sign release forms for scenes shot near their houses. Sunny’s Bar, one of Red Hook’s most beloved establishments, even went so far as to tell MTV the cast was not allowed at the bar.”

A Steve’s Key Lime Pie employee, which is also located at Pier 41, said that the show’s “whole operation has been pretty low-key, and they haven’t bothered us much. That’s because everybody in Red Hook is saying ‘no way,’ and shutting the door on them.”

The owner of the Bait and Tackle bar, however, said, “This is going to be the realest Real World ever because the regulars at bars like mine are going to treat the cast like crap.”

‘Real World’ filming in Red Hook undermined by upset neighbors [amNewYork]

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Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

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