Snooki's plans to set TV show on Jersey shore upset some locals

Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:30pm EDT
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By Noreen O'Donnell

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even the Jersey shore might have had enough of Snooki.

Some residents of tiny Pelican Island say they do not want the star of MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality show there to film the latest season of her spinoff show, "Snooki and JWoww."

The unhappy locals have hired an attorney to argue that the show's producers would be converting a house into a production studio, a use not allowed in the residential neighborhood by the local zoning ordinance.

"They didn't disclose to anyone what they were doing there," said the attorney, Ronald Gasiorowski. "People first became aware of this when they started to see trucks and equipment being delivered to the site."

Pelican Island residents would welcome the television celebrity if she came to vacation, he added, but they want the zoning laws enforced.

Pelican Island, which is still rebuilding after suffering heavy damage during Superstorm Sandy, is part of Berkeley Township, New Jersey, near the resort town of Seaside Heights where "Jersey Shore" was set.

Snooki, whose proper name is Nicole Polizzi, responded with a post on Instagram.

"Grow up, get over yourself and move on," she wrote. "This is not how we should be treating one another."   Continued...

TV personality Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi arrives for the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri