GCPD black! ‘Batman’ cops spotted in Brooklyn

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Look out, NYPD, there’s a new police force in town — and it has much cooler cars.

We spotted these monster vehicles from the Gotham City Police Department and SWAT team — presumably some of the fancier set pieces from “The Dark Knight Rises,” the latest installment in the Batman series — parked on Gerry Street between Harrison and Flushing avenues in Williamsburg.

The film’s production has been making waves around the city, shooting in Lower Manhattan

— but has yet to have a major presence in the borough.

Representatives from Warner Brothers could not confirm whether the film — which features Christian Bale, reprising his role as Bruce Wayne, and Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt — would be filming in Brooklyn.

Perhaps we Brooklynites must flash the bat signal into the night sky.

“Anything is possible,” said the Warner Bros’ rep. “The only way you’ll know is if you try.”

Reach reporter Eli Rosenberg at or by calling (718) 260-2531. And follow his Tweets at @from_where_isit.
Updated 5:27 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

manhatposeur from manhatland says:
First! Cool, batman is gonna save the hipsters?
Nov. 10, 2011, 9:36 am
Jackson from BB says:
I can't help but feel that this vaguely racist - Why do they have to assume that blacks and people of color are all criminals? That is an outdated stereotype.
Nov. 10, 2011, 10:11 am
K. from ArKady says:
The Star of David design really made me chuckle; prolly ought to be on the official NYPD vehicles these days eh? Like something from a Mel Brooks movie.
Nov. 10, 2011, 1 pm
adamben from bedstuy says:
k. what really makes me chuckle is when i see southern cops with stars of david on their patches and cars; lost tribes?
Nov. 10, 2011, 3:14 pm
Williamsburg from Dennis says:
There's a production crew and what looks like trailers parked on Kent Avenue right now. Can't tell what they're for--I didn't really care to look. Then I spotted this article, and thought, hmmmm.
Nov. 10, 2011, 7:34 pm

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