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Explosion Rocks Brooklyn for TV Production

The staged stunt in Greenpoint is part of the production for the HBO series "Boardwalk Empire"

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    If you heard a loud explosion Thursday night, no need to be alarmed -- it was just some Hollywood magic. A staged explosion on the set of "Boardwalk Empire" shook Greenpoint, Brooklyn. (Published Friday, Aug. 17, 2012)

    If you heard a loud explosion Thursday night, no need to be alarmed. It was just some Hollywood magic.

    A controlled explosion shook Brooklyn Thursday night, part of a staged stunt for the television series "Boardwalk Empire."

    FDNY and NYPD were on hand to supervise the explosion in Greenpoint, which happened just before 11 p.m. on a private property at Commercial Street and Franklin Street.

    The city has been seeing a boom in local television and production. Last year, the industry contributed $7.1 billion to the city's economy last year, according to the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment.

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