Will Smith has parked his two luxury trailers on the street of lower Manhattan where he is currently filming his upcoming movie Men in Black III, with his $25k per month rental only a few blocks away.
The two-story, 1,150-square-foot trailer that weighs about 30 tons, was docked on Broome Street in Soho district as of yesterday along with its counterpart, another trailer that features Smith’s full-size gym, according to the New York Post.
The 53-foot 30-ton trailer has a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, marble floors, a large bedroom, all-granite bathroom, and the upstairs features a lounge with a bar, an office that can fit up to 30 people, and offices for his assistants and writing staff.
Nicknamed “The Heat,” the trailer is made by Anderson Mobile Estates with a price tag of close to $2 million. The rental price is $9,000 a week.
Neighbors and business owners, however, are not too happy about the actor’s lavish trailer homes. They have expressed their complaints since the arrival of around 25 trucks and the trailers on Monday.
This thing is like a duplex, said Myrna Reisman, 62, who lives next to where the trailer was parked. How would Will Smith feel if I parked that thing out in front of his house? People forget this is a residential neighborhood, not a film lot -- that thing is taking up half our gasoline reserve.
Anessa Rahman, the co-owner of nearby Greene Street Antiques, says her business has been greatly affected.
This is killing our business, Rahman told The Post. We've been calling 311, to no avail.”
Despite the size of Smith's trailer, the city officials have said that it does not violate any rules.
NYPD supervisors and officers assigned to the set from the Movie/TV Unit are on hand to ensure a production's parking is in compliance with its permit, said Julianne Cho, an associate commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.