Residents of the West Village are peeved at Sarah Jessica Parker for shooting a series of promotional photos for her footwear range in front of 66 Perry St., the brownstone made famous on Sex and the City. The residents of the flat say that Parker held an unauthorized photoshoot in front of their house, lining up her new shoes on their steps. They’re annoyed because they already have to deal with tourists coming to see the building on a regular basis. They’ve even roped off the stairs leading up to the doorway to prevent foot traffic on Carrie Bradshaw’s hallowed staircase. A source tells Page Six, “SJP has ignored their requests for an explanation on how she could endorse the shoot, even though ‘no trespassing’ signs are posted. SJP used their house during the years of filming, and now won’t acknowledge that she and her company used the steps and facade, this time without permission, to promote her shoe line.”
It must be frustrating when your house is a cultural landmark, but it’s not like the owners didn’t know what they were getting into when they moved there. Thanks to Parker and the show, if they do get fed up and want to move, they’ll probably be able to sell the place at a significant profit since it is such a desirable address. That being said, a location fee — or at least permission — would have been a better course of action in this case.
What do you think? Does SJP need to know her place, or should the owners lighten up?
[via Page Six]