Will Smith's trailer booted from NYC
(CBS/AP) NEW YORK - There'll be no on-street parking in New York for actor Will Smith, the mayor's office has decided.
Smith's tricked-out trailer was sent packing Wednesday after complaints from residents in the SoHo neighborhood, where his new film is being shot.
Bigger than most city apartments, the 1,100-square-foot double decker boasts a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, staff offices and large bedroom and bathroom.
It has been among the two dozen "Men in Black III" trucks and trailers that have taken over SoHo for several days. But its size has locals up in arms about parking, noise and fumes.
"I love Will Smith, but this is about survival,'' said Anessa Rahman, co-owner of an antiques store a few steps from the curbside spot where the actor's trailer had been parked.
The trailer, along with the rest of the crowded Hollywood convoy, was putting a dent in her business, she said.
Wednesday afternoon, the megatrailer was removed by Columbia Pictures.
"This trailer has been used many times in this city by different studios on various movies over the years, and while its use has never been an issue before, we regret any inconvenience it may have caused,'' Columbia Pictures spokesman Steve Elzer said.
The film, the third installment in the sci-fi comedy series about agents who monitor alien activity, is scheduled to continue shooting in the area through Friday.
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, it also stars Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger and Rip Torn. It is scheduled for release in May of 2012.
No word on where Smith will be cooling his heels now between scenes, though the New York Post reports that the actor also rents a $25,000-a-month apartment less than a mile away from the set.