Hoboken Nixes "Jersey Shore" Spinoff

Mayor Dawn Zimmer denied the permit based on safety and quality of life concerns.

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012  |  Updated 1:32 PM EDT
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The city of Frank Sinatra's birth has denied a request for a spinoff of MTV's "Jersey Shore'' reality show to film in the city.     

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer says the Film Commission's decision was made based on safety and quality of life concerns for residents of "The Mile Square City'' along the Hudson River.     

"Based on protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents, the City has denied a film permit for a spin-off of the Jersey Shore to be filmed in public locations," Zimmer wrote in a memo to the city council.

Hoboken officials say 495 Productions was seeking a 24-hour filming permit to follow two "well-known reality television celebrities'' who would live in the city.     

It's not clear who the personalities would be. But The Jersey Journal reported last month that MTV was scouting locations for Nicole "Snooki'' Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww'' Farley.     

The company, which has filmed ``Jersey Shore'' in Seaside Heights, Miami and Italy, can appeal the decision to the Hoboken City Council.

In related "Jersey Shore" news, a rep for Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi shot down a tabloid report Wednesday allegeding the pint-sized starlet was pregnant, E! Online reported.

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