"Jersey Shore" spinoff gets approval to shoot in Jersey City

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01: Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWOWW" Farley visit SiriusXM Studio on February 1, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images) Craig Barritt

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi and Jenni "JWOWW" Farley visit SiriusXM Studio on Feb. 1, 2012, in New York City.
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(CBS/AP) MTV's "Jersey Shore" spinoff was blocked from making Hoboken its new home last week, but New Jersey's second largest city, Jersey City, is welcoming "Snooki" and "JWoww" with open arms.

Jersey City has issued producers a permit to film a spinoff of the reality series that is set to feature Nicole Polizzi ("Snooki") and Jenni Farley ("JWoww). Filming is expected to begin later this month in the city's Grove Street Path neighborhood.

Jersey City Mayor Jerramiah Healy says he believes the show is an opportunity to promote the city, while nearby Hoboken denied the permit, citing safety and quality of life concerns for residents

The spokeswoman for Jersey City, Jennifer Morrill says the cast and crew must obey all laws and the production company will be required to hire police to reduce any impact on the public.

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