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A peek at a filming location for HBO’s Martin Scorsese-Mick Jagger production of ‘Vinyl’

August 24, 2015 Lore Croghan Brooklyn Daily Eagle
There's filming gear at the ready on the Rockaway Beach shoreline for HBO's Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger production of “Vinyl.” Eagle photos by Lore Croghan

You never know where the Steiner Studios name will pop up next.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard-based film studio is the home base for Broken Record Productions — which is now shooting a new HBO drama series called “Vinyl” produced by legendary film director Martin Scorsese and rock god Mick Jagger.

Broken Records works out of 25 Washington Ave. — Steiner Studios’ iconic Art Deco building with World War II-era radio towers on its roof. The production company’s Steiner Studios address appears on a posting on a street that dead-ends on Rockaway Beach in Queens, alerting residents that filming of “Vinyl” is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24.

“No Parking” signs on Beach 143rd Street, in the Belle Harbor section of the Rockaway peninsula, refer to the show being filmed as “Rock and Roll.” An employee at Broken Record Productions confirmed to the Brooklyn Eagle that the show being filmed there is “Vinyl.”  
The HBO series, set to debut in 2016, stars Bobby Cannavale as a 1970s music executive in New York City.

Jagger’s son, James Jagger, has a role as the lead singer in a punk rock band called the Nasty Bits. Olivia Wilde and Ray Romano are series regulars.

On Sunday, fork lifts that are used for filming were parked at the end of Beach 143rd Street next to a modern house that overlooks Rockaway Beach. Palm trees had been placed all around its gardens and front steps.

There are also “No Parking” signs for the “Vinyl” shoot on Beach 142nd Street.

If film crews need shots of surf and sand, they’ve come to the right place. The city’s only legal places for surfing are on Rockaway Beach.

Earlier this month, scenes for “Vinyl” were filmed in Coney Island.