Cross Bay Boulevard turned into a film set Tuesday as the hit prime-time drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” came to Howard Beach to shoot an upcoming episode.
At least one of the show’s stars — rapper Ice-T, right with Cross Bay Chemist owner Frank Pantina, who plays Det. Odafin Tutuola — was on set to film a scene at the pharmacy Tuesday afternoon. Crews also filmed scenes at the Surfside Motel and the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge.
Pantina said he wasn’t sure when the episode would air, but he believes it likely will be sometime in March. NBC has only scheduled episodes through Jan. 20.
“Law & Order: SVU” is currently in its 15th season. It airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on NBC.
South Queens has played host to several television and movie filmings in recent years including the hit show “Boardwalk Empire,” which shot a scene in Forest Park and, recently, the movie “Run All Night” starring Liam Neeson, which filmed several scenes on Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven.