Boston condo owners are used to seeing their city depicted on the silver screen, but Hollywood’s enduring interest in Boston has led to frequent neighborhood disruption, some Back Bay residents say.
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Film crews stopped by Boston’s downtown neighborhoods to shoot scenes for at least six major movies and television shows over the last few months, enticed by the area’s unique architecture, gritty history and plush state tax credits. City officials maintain that this filming is valuable for the regional economy, attracting new business and enriching the area’s cultural life. However, some residents believe these benefits do not flow down to the local level, where filming can bring street closures, parking headaches and nighttime noise.
The number of film permit applications increased slightly in the last fiscal year, according to figures cited by city officials. The South End was an especially popular destination, bringing actors like Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans to the neighborhood this summer.
Meanwhile in the Back Bay, movie filming adds to a litany of events that disrupt life for residents. Locals are proud that their neighborhood is popular, said Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay Chair Martyn Roetter, but street closures and parking limits can test their patience.

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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

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