February 1st, 2012
03:45 PM ET
Although Seaside Heights is awash in publicity thanks to MTV's "Jersey Shore," Hoboken, New Jersey seems to want none of it.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer has denied a film permit that would allow a "Jersey Shore" spinoff to film in public locations in the interest of "protecting public safety and quality of life concerns for Hoboken residents," a statement on the city's website says.
In a letter addressed to a representative of "Jersey Shore's" production company, 495 Productions, Zimmer further details the decision, noting that the proposed filming locations would "take place on the very doorsteps and beneath the windows of our citizens, unnecessarily degrading their quality of life." You can read the letter in full here.
There are a few "Jersey Shore" spinoffs said to be in the works, including one for Paul "DJ Pauly D" Delvecchio and another for Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWoww" Farley, and it sounds like the show in question could possibly be the one featuring Snooki and JWoww.
While Zimmer doesn't specify, she does mention that 495 Productions was seeking to film a show that would "follow the daily activities of two well-known reality television celebrities" throughout the city, including their activities in a Hoboken apartment. 495 Productions later confirmed that they were hoping to film Snooki and JWoww's project in the city.
In the end, the permit application was denied because city officials unanimously felt that production there would have a negative impact on "the health, safety and welfare of our community."
495 Productions, however, can appeal the decision.
While MTV doesn't comment on series that are in production, 495 Productions tells CNN in a statement that they appreciate the consideration "of our application for a permit to shoot Snooki and JWoww’s spinoff in Hoboken," adding, "We hope to find a way to work together in the future.”
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