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The Movie Lovers Guide To New York City

If you love movies, and I’m sure you do, you’ll be very pleased to know that New York City is the place to be when it comes to watching movies and visiting places that were once used in some of the most famous movies ever.

Even if you’re not the biggest movie fan in the world, you’re sure to be intrigued by what you find and what you see in New York City.

Movie Sets And More

New York City is always being featured in a movie, on television or in commercials. The entire city is a film set, and hardly a day goes by when filming doesn’t take place.  If you love a bit of the Godfather, then visiting the lower east side of Central Park will remind you of the excellent films.

If you like a bit of ‘Ghostbusters’, then you need to stay around the Central Park area but head to 55 Central Park West where you’ll see Dana Barrett’s apartment. In reality it’s not as tall as it was on the movie, but it’s still good to see.

If its chick flicks that you love then you might want to check out the bookshop that was used in ‘You’ve got mail’. Take a look for Maya Schaper’s Cheese and Antiques store at West 69th Street on Columbus Avenue. The café at W 83td Street called Cafélao and Zabar’s on Broadway at 80th were also used in this movie. Die-hard ‘You’ve got mail’ fans may also want to take a walk to the River Parks 91st Street Garden as this was used in the final scene of the movie.

If you fancy traveling further back in time and seeing where Holly Golightly’s apartment was in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ then you’ll find it at 169 East 71st Street. The street is located between Lexington and 3rd Avenue.

Scenes from 2002’s ‘Panic Room’ were shot at 38 West 94th Street as well as Columbus Avenue in Manhattan. There are also a few scenes that take place in The Mall, Central Park. This area of the park has been used in a number of films throughout the years and is instantly recognizable.

‘Man On A Ledge’ was a pretty fast-paced film that was shot in and around New York City for the most part. The Roosevelt Hotel on East 45th Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan was where Nick Cassidy threatened to jump and Old Town Bar on 45 East 18th Street was used towards the end of the film.

1994’s ‘Leon’ is somewhat of a classic film that was shot in Manhattan, Chelsea and Harlem. The Grocery store can be found at East 97th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan and the Exterior of Leon's Apartment at 71 East 97th Street and Park Avenue.  The Chelsea hotel was used for the exterior of Matilda and Leon’s apartment and 3812 Broadway and West 159th Street in Harlem was used in a few scenes too.

Hundreds of commercials, movies and more are filmed in New York City every year, you never know you may just spot one being shot if you’re in the right place at the right time.

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