The Amazon Prime hit show, "Modern Love" is shutting down a few streets in Troy for filming Monday, September 21st through Wednesday, September 23rd. The film crew is taking over the area around Monument Square. That area has been used by a lot of film crews as a "stand-in" background for New York City.

"Modern Love" is an Amazon Prime series that's based on the New York Times article of the same name. It's a romantic comedy that revolves on all kinds of love with each episode focusing on one "type" of love. Plus, the cast is different each episode and includes some heavy hitter stars like Tina Fey, Dev Patel, Andy Garcia, and Anne Hathaway. Season One was shot mostly in New York City although the episode with Andy Garcia and Catherine Keener was filmed in Hastings on the Hudson. My wife and I binge-watched "Modern Love" over a couple of days and we really enjoyed it. I'm a sucker for a romantic comedy and this was one of the better ones broken up into several episodes.

The Modern Love film crew has also been filming in Albany and has set up a production office in the armory in Schenectady as well as filming there. So if you happen to be in the area over the next few days you might want to keep your eyes open for a celebrity sighting. They haven't released the cast list for season two, so it could be anyone.

According to the Troy City website, these are the traffic and parking restrictions.

The production will involve daily street closures from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting on Monday, September 21st, through Wednesday, September 23rd:

  • 2nd Street between State Street and River Street
  • Broadway between 3rd Street and River Street
  • River Street between 3rd Street and State Street
    • Intermittent traffic flow may be permitted on September 22nd, 23rd

Parking restrictions will also be in effect for the same period (Sept. 21 – 23) in the vicinity of the road closures. Motorists should observe all traffic detours and posted parking restrictions.

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