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Lenox Avenue turns into fictional "Gotham" as the Fox TV series shoots in Harlem

February 21, 2018

 

A historic part of Harlem got a comic-book makeover yesterday as shooting took place for Season 4 of the Fox TV series "Gotham." Its mid-season premiere is next week.

 

Yesterday the show's production team turned Lenox Avenue between 120th and 121st Streets into a scene straight out of the fictional crime-ridden Gotham City.

 

 

With the help of a number of official-looking seals across its facade, Harlem's iconic and stately Mount Olivet Baptist Church was transformed into the Gotham City Police Department.

 

 

Lined with retro Gotham City police cars and prisoner transport vans, the streets outside the Harlem church looked the part, too. News vans for the fictional station WPFK-TV Gotham were parked across the street.

 

 

More eye-catching vintage models could be found in front and around the corner, adding to the show's comic-book vibe.

 

"Gotham" is based on the Batman franchise by DC Comics and follows future Police Commissioner Jim Gordon as he fights the city's long list of villains.

 

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