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Thursday
Feb022012

'Snooki' and 'JWoww' Respond to Hoboken Film Permit Snub

Craig Barritt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley don't understand why Hoboken, N.J., officials are refusing to let them shoot a spin-off of their hit MTV series Jersey Shore in the city.

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said this week a film permit for the spin-off was denied due to, "public safety and quality of life concerns."  But Farley argues that she and Polizzi would have made positive contributions to the city.

Appearing with Polizzi on a New York City radio show Wednesday morning, Farley said, "It's their loss. We're just trying to help the economy in Jersey and we're trying to bring profit to it.  What's wrong with that?"

Polizzi isn't taking the Hoboken snub personally.  She said, "I love Hoboken.  No hate.  Maybe [Zimmer] just doesn't like our tans, I don't know."

After the city's decision was made public, Zimmer told ABC News Radio she didn't, "want people coming and destroying -- hootin' and hollerin' in the middle of the night, and destroying our city."

Farley said Wednesday that she and Polizzi didn't even know Hoboken was a potential filming location for their spin-off until Zimmer issued her statement.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Feb012012

NJ City Denies Film Permit for 'Jersey Shore' Spin-Off

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(HOBOKEN, N.J.) -- Hoboken, N.J., has denied a request by 495 Productions to shoot a Jersey Shore spin-off, starring Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, in the city for MTV.

In a memo posted on the official Hoboken website, Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer writes, "Based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents, the City has denied a film permit for a spin-off of the Jersey Shore to be filmed in public locations."

Additional letters posted on the site note that the request was for a "reality-based" series that would have required 700 hours of film to produce a one-hour broadcast.  The letter says the proposed 24-hour filming permit would have violated a Hoboken law that prohibits filming in residential areas after 11:00 p.m.

Furthermore, Zimmer says city officials expressed surprise that 495 Productions in the past had filmed in public areas without a necessary permit and instead reached "informal 'verbal agreements'" that involved "payments to individuals."  Zimmer says the city of Hoboken has "zero tolerance" for such actions.

Zimmer expanded on her concerns in an interview with ABC News Radio.  She says she's seen the wild antics of the Jersey Shore crew on MTV, and she doesn't "want people coming and destroying -- hootin' and hollerin' in the middle of the night, and destroying our city."

495 Productions can appeal the decision through the Hoboken Film Commission.

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