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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming to New York City this April

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NEW YORK (PIX11) -- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be coming to New York City next month.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies’ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 will be filming in New York City beginning this April.

The film is estimated to spend $70 million in New York State and create dozens of jobs.

“From production assistants who work behind the cameras, to textiles and lumber for set design, to local restaurants to feed crew members, New York City knows how to host block-buster films,” the mayor said.

Council Member Dan Garodnick said, “There is no better way to project the character of this city than through television and film, and what's more New York than pizza-loving ninjas and a talking rat?”

The film directed by David Green, is slated to be released in the summer of 2016.