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Moses defeats Spider-Man over Pesach filming

    A model of Spider-Man (Photo: Cristian Bortes)
    A model of Spider-Man (Photo: Cristian Bortes)

    A local politician in a heavily Orthodox Jewish area of New York has thanked the producers of Spider-Man for "letting my people park".

    The next episode in the Spider-Man franchise, which stars Jewish actor Andrew Garfield as the webbed superhero, is being filmed in Williamsburg.

    But the production team had been due to film throughout the duration of Passover, which would have required them to totally close the affected streets to parked cars.

    Because Orthodox Jews in Williamsburg will not be using their cars on the festival, they requested that the filming dates be moved so cars could remain parked.

    Jewish city council member Stephen Levin said Columbia Pictures had acquiesced to his request to "avoid the parking struggle that had been anticipated and will allow everyone celebrating the opportunity to safely enjoy the holiday with friends and family".

    Earlier, he outlined the problem on his blog. "Spider-Man is spinning a web of problems for the community. With great power there must also come great responsibility - Columbia Pictures should live by the motto that led Spider-Man to use his abilities to fight crime and respect the observance of Passover by moving up their shooting."

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