Explosion Rocks Brooklyn for TV Production

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

Friday, Aug 17, 2012  |  Updated 4:08 AM EDT
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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

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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.

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Aerial View: "Boardwalk Empire" Staged Explosion

News Chopper 4 was over the set of "Boardwalk Empire" in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, when the controlled explosion went off on the set. FDNY and NYPD were there to supervise.
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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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