"This thing is like a duplex," Myrna Reisman, who lives in SoHo next to where the trailer was located, told the New York Post. Nicknamed "The Heat," it's 53 feet long, has 22 wheels and weighs about 30 tons; the double-decker megatrailer is bigger than most Manhattan apartments.
Anessa Rahman, a co-owner of a nearby antique store, said she lost business as a result of the trailer pushing into town. "I love Will Smith, but this is about survival," she said.
Despite its size and the complaints, the trailer does not violate regulations, according to Julianne Cho, an associate commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting.
Nonetheless, Columbia Pictures removed it Wednesday afternoon. "This trailer has been used many times in this city by different studios on various movies over the years, and while its use has never been an issue before, we regret any inconvenience it may have caused," said Steve Elzer, a studio spokesman.