Will Smith forced to relocate his ``Men in Black III`` trailer after complaints
New York: Will Smith`s massive trailer ``Men in Black III``, which was hauled about half a mile away from where it had created an uproar at Broome and Greene streets, is all set to relocate itself.
The move comes after The New York Post reported that Smith`s mega-trailer has been parked smack in the middle of SoHo - even though he`s renting a luxury apartment less than a mile away.
“To balance the interests of the production and the neighborhood, we have instructed ``Men in Black III`` to relocate the trailer to a private lot,” the New York Post quoted the mayor`s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting as saying in a statement.
Clocking in at 1,150 square feet, the titanic trailer is larger than most two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments in the city with a rent of 9,000 dollars a week.
The specially designed ride, nicknamed "The Heat," includes a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, marble floors throughout, offices for his assistants and writing staff, a large bedroom and all-granite bathroom. It measures about 53 feet long, has 22 wheels and weighs in at around 30 tons.
Upstairs holds a lounge with a bar, enough office space for 30 people to hold a meeting, and the mobile offices of Smith`s assistant and his personal writing staff.
In the same neighborhood, Smith is renting a five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom apartment for 25,000 dollars a month on Bond Street.
"Its ridiculous! I`ve lived here 26 years, and I`ve never seen anything this size," wailed Myrna Reisman, 62, who lives next to where the trailer was parked.
"This thing is like a duplex," said Reisman.
"How would Will Smith feel if I parked that thing out in front of his house? People forget this is a residential neighborhood, not a film lot -- that thing is taking up half our gasoline reserve,” added Reisman.