HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Sorry Snooki.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said the last thing she wants to see is people tweeting and crowds showing up any time “Jersey Shore” cast members Snooki and JWoww go to a bar.
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The City of Hoboken denied a permit for a spin-off of the MTV reality show. Zimmer said it comes down to safety.
“We love all that our town has to offer and there’s a concern about the reputation of our town. But, the bottom line is, for me, and for the film commission in making this decision, it was about public safety and about quality of life,” she said.
A woman named “Michelle,” who recently moved to Hoboken, said she applauds the mayor’s decision.
“I want no part of Snooki and JWoww loose on the town,” she said. “I don’t want them here. I want to watch them on T.V. I don’t want them hanging out where I hang out.”
The decision means no filming in any public areas, but the show could still get away with filming in private homes and businesses, 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon reported.
In a document on the City of Hoboken’s website, the mayor explains that because Hoboken is “geographically a very small city…onlookers and fans would find it very easy to follow the production through the streets…the density of our city does not lend itself to 24-hour activity as would be experienced by our citizens.”
The document goes on to say that “the constant presence of such a production would be an attractive nuisance causing crowds to assemble at every hour of the day and night.”
The letter ends saying that the denial of the application is based on the “negative impact it would have on the health, safety and welfare of our community.”
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