This one is for the production sound guys. What techniques are you using to capture dialogue for NYC (or any big city) exteriors? I am a post guy and I am constantly faced with indie productions that have awful exterior dialogue. Combine that with an ADR budget of zero and a short deadline and I end up a film that is not up to par. Even with a top notch, well equipped studio with every noise reduction tool you can think of, the dialogue is simply too noisy.
So how are the bigger productions doing it? I am definitely seeing NYC exteriors that are not ADR'ed.