There are few New York City stoops more famous than that of Carrie Bradshaw’s from Sex and the City. The ever-popular HBO series ended a decade ago in 2004, but fans of the show aren’t willing to let it go — and it seems that includes Sarah Jessica Parker herself!
The actual owners of the West Village apartment where Carrie’s apartment exterior shots were filmed are totally pissed because SJP staged an (apparently) unauthorized photoshoot for her shoe collection on the front steps. The residents of 66 Perry Street may have let HBO film on their stoop, but they’re fed up with all the attention their property still gets.
“The owners are up in arms as they deal with relentless tourists, and SJP has ignored their requests for an explanation on how she could endorse the shoot, even though ‘no trespassing’ signs are posted,” a source tells Page Six. “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.”
Even the president of the Perry Street Association spoke out about the photoshoot. “I heard about the shoot,” Gerald Banu told Page Six. “They didn’t get the permission from the owner. The situation with SATC visitors is still very intense. People who live here get upset that the sidewalks are constantly jammed.”
Geez, the owners sound pretty ticked off. SJP’s Instagram pics of the photoshoot clearly show that the glamorous actress did film at the location — heck, we even see the “no trespassing” sign in one of the photos. We don’t think SJP meant any harm, but perhaps it’s time to let those famous stairs go?
Do you think SJP should get in trouble for filming at the house without permission? Hit the comments and sound off!