New York is eigenlijk een grote film set .Ik moet honderden , nee duizenden serie,s & films gezien hebben waar New York als achtergrond of soms als hoofdrolspeler in voorkwam . Het eerste bezoek aan New York is dan ook heel raar, nooit geweest , maar toch vertrouwd. Scene op de stoep van ons Airbnb ,”zwarte Chevrolet Suburban rijdt langzaam voorbij” daar zitten gasten van de FBI of CIA in , althans in “House of cards” of in “Clear and Present Danger” OK beide niet in New York opgenomen , maar je snapt het gevoel.Ik kan niet naar een van die toffe bruggen Van brooklyn naar Manhattan kijk zonder aan Saterday Night Fever met John Travolta of Manhattan van Woody Allen te denken . Niks mis mee. Maar ga nou even naar Katz,s Delicatessen in Manhattan , sowieso een te gekke tent met de lekkere broodjes pastrami ever , maar hier werd “de scene” gedraaid met Meg Ryan en Billy Cristal uit “When Harry Met Sally” .Of wat dacht je van icon der iconen , de opwaaiende jurk van Marilyn Monroe uit de “The Seven Year Itch”. Dat rooster op Lexington Avenue and East 52nd Street, Manhattan. ligt er nog . Trek je witte jurk aan en wacht tot de metro onder je langs komt .
Saturday Night Fever location: the bridge: Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
The kids display macho bravado on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, where I-278 crosses New York Bay to Staten Island, south of Bay Ridge.
Marathon Man Pathway (near Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir) Central Park, Manhattan. Several scenes from the film were shot on location in Central Park, including the scenes where Hoffman’s character goes on his daily run around the park’s reservoir.
Ghostbusters Spook Central
55 Central Park West is a 19-floor housing cooperative located in Manhattan, New York City. The building was built in 1929 and designed by the firm Schwartz and Gross. Both the interior and the exterior possess unique architectural features that set the structure apart from its peers. The building is considered a contributing property within the Central Park West Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building holds significance in American popular culture because scenes from the 1984 film “Ghostbusters” were shot there, as it is the setting for the climax of that film. Since the movie used the building, it has been known as the “Ghostbusters Building” or “Spook Central”, though it was portrayed as much taller and with a different roof in the film.
Ghostbusters HQ, 8-14 North Moore Street and Varick Street, Manhattan.
The Seven Year Itch (1955) Lexington Avenue and East 52nd Street, Manhattan.
otsoNY Comments: The classic shot of Marilyn Monroe’s dress blowing up around her legs as she stands over a subway grating was originally shot on Manhattan’s Lexington Avenue at 52nd Street on Sept. 15, 1954 at 1 AM. There were so many onlookers whistling and cheering through the takes as Marilyn repeatedly missed her lines that the original footage shot on that night in New York never made it to the screen. The noise of the crowd had made it unusable. Billy Wilder re- staged the scene on the 20th Century Fox lot, on a set replicating Lexington Avenue, and got a more satisfactory result.
By the early 1950’s Hollywood production crews could be found frequently filming location sequences in New York City. Although these film shoots almost always attracted the attention of the city’s press and residents, none drew a fraction of the attention as the scene filmed on location during a cold night on September 15th in 1954 along Lexington Avenue between 51st and 52nd Street, for a motion picture called “The Seven Year Itch”. Directed by Billy Wilder the sequence required Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe to linger outside the Trans-Lux Theatre as a gust of wind from a passing subway train blew Monroe’s dress up around her waist, revealing a glimpse of her underwear.
Advance notice of the film shoot, which began at 1am, brought out dozens of photographers and many onlookers, who watched for almost 3 hours as Marilyn Monroe continually missed her lines, forcing Wilder to call for take after take. In the end, ironically, the footage went unused, as the film’s producers decided to reshoot the entire scene on a Fox stage because of supposed problems with the sound quality.
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Katz’s Delicatessen, 205 East Houston Street and Ludlow Street, Manhattan.
One of the most memorable location scenes in New York City’s history was filmed at Katz’s Delicatessen at 205 East Houston Street, featuring Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal and a customer played by the mother of the film’s director Rob Reiner. The table at which the scene was filmed now has a plaque on it that reads, “Congratulations! You’re sitting where Harry met Sally.”
For the infamous orgasm scene, the original script called for just Harry and Sally to talk about women faking an orgasm, until Meg Ryan suggested that Sally actually fake an orgasm at the table. Rob Reiner loved the idea and put it into the script.
Locations: When Harry Met Sally otsoNY Comments: The most famous scene in the movie is where Sally Albright fakes an orgasm while sat in a New York Deli opposite Harry Burns. Katz’s Deli is in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Inside the restaurant the table where Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal sat at for that scene is marked with a sign above the table.
Night at the Museum (2006)
Natural History Museum, Central Park West and 79th Street, Manhattan.
American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), located in the Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, USA, is one of the largest and most celebrated museums in the world. Located in park- like grounds, the Museum comprises 25 interconnected buildings that house 46 permanent exhibition halls, research laboratories, and its renowned library. The collections contain over 150 million specimens, of which only a small fraction can be displayed at any given time. The Museum has a scientific staff of more than 200, and sponsors over 100 special field expeditions each year.
Sex and the City Apartment
Film: Sex and the City
Home: Carrie Bradshaw
Address: 66 Perry Street, Manhattan.
The brownstone is situated btw West 4th Street and Bleecker Street.
Additional Film Locations: Sex and the City
A member of the New York glitterati, Carrie Bradshaw is a club, bar and restaurant staple who is known for her unique fashion sense. Most days she works on her PowerBook in her apartment, writing a newspaper column focusing on the different aspects of her relationships. Away from work, she has a group of friends, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda as well as a man in her life called Mr. Big.
Carrie’s one-room, rent-controlled apartment is in an Upper East Side brownstone and contains hundreds of magazines back issues organised for easy reference on shelves in her foyer, everything from Mademoisell and Vogue to The New Yorker and Gourmet. Carrie is an open- minded girl looking for love, but having fun in the process. She experiences moments of both happiness in her independence and loneliness, to which most young women can relate. Despite several long-term boyfriends, Carrie is entangled with Mr. Big in a complicated, multifaceted on- and-off-again kind of relationship.
otsoNY Comments: 66 Perry Street was only used for exterior shots. In the 2008 film, actress Sarah Jessica Parker is seen from outside sitting at her desk from the upstairs window. All rooms were created on a sound stage. This location and the Ghostbusters headquarters are the most visited film locations by movie fans. It is not an uncommon sight to see groups of people standing outside the brownstone property on Perry Street and in recent times, the residence have placed a chain across the lower part of the steps to stop people standing on them.
The West Village is the western portion of the Greenwich Village neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The area is usually defined as bounded by the Hudson River on the west and either Sixth Avenue or Seventh Avenue on the east, extending from 14th Street down to Houston Street. Bordering neighbourhoods include Chelsea to the north, the South Village, and the newly invented area called Hudson Square to the south, and Central Village to the east. The neighbourhood is primarily residential, with a multitude of small restaurants, shops and services.
An all-night walk conversation between Isaac Davis played by Woody Allen and Mary Wilkie played Diane Keaton comes to an end in this memorable scene, which was shot at the foot of 58th Street, over-looking the East River and Queensboro Bridge at around 4am on the morning of August 14th, 1978. Except for the string lights on the bridge, which the filmmakers arranged with the city to leave on, and the street lamp, which they arranged to turn off, the scene was shot entirely with available light. This was Woody Allen’s first film shot using the widescreen (2.35:1) anamorphic Panavision process.
In Manhattan, Isac Davis (Woody Allen) is a divorced writer of TV shows unhappy with his job. His ex-wife left him to live with another woman and is writing a book about her relationship with Isac. He presently dates a seventeen years old high-school student, Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), who is in love with him, but he does not like her.
When he meets Mary Wilkie (Diane Keatonn), the mistress of his married best friend Yale, he has a crush on her. He finishes with Tracy and has an affair with Mary, affecting the lives of many persons including his own.
otsoNY Comments: The iconic bridge shot was done at 5 am. The bridge had two sets of necklace lights on a timer controlled by the city. When the sun comes up, the bridge lights go off. Willis made arrangements with the city to leave the lights on and he would let them know when they got the shot. Afterwards, they could be turned off. As they started to shoot the scene, one string of bridge lights went out and Allen was forced to use that take. After finishing the film, Allen was very unhappy with it and asked United Artists not to release it. He offered to make a film for free instead.
Sutton Square and Sutton Place, Manhattan.
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
In the early 1990s, Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) teamed with his partner Donny Azoff (Jonah Hill) and started brokerage firm Stratford-Oakmont. Their company quickly grows from a staff of 20 to a staff of more than 250 and their status in the trading community and Wall Street grows exponentially. So much that companies file their initial public offerings through them. As their status grows, so do the amount of substances they abuse, and so do their lies. They draw attention like no other, throwing lavish parties for their staff when they hit the jackpot on high trades. That ultimately leads to Belfort featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, being called “The Wolf Of Wall St.”. With the FBI onto Belfort’s trading schemes, he devises new ways to cover his tracks and watch his fortune grow. Belfort ultimately comes up with a scheme to stash their cash in a European bank. But with the FBI watching him like a hawk, how long will Belfort and Azoff be able to maintain their elaborate wealth and luxurious lifestyles?
Shalimar Diner, 6368 Austin Street, Flushing, Queens. Nassau Street and Wall Street, Manhattan.
New Year’s Eve is all about parties, glitz, and a midnight kiss, or could it be about something more? Claire Morgan (Hilary Swank), is the woman in charge of the ball drop in Times Square. Naturally things don’t go quite as planned and she’s forced to do some serious on-the-spot improvising. Then there’s the suddenly rebellious tween daughter Hailey (Abigail Breslin), who runs off to meet her boyfriend in Times Square for a New Year’s Eve kiss, with her panicked mom (Sarah Jessica Parker) in hot pursuit. Mousy secretary Ingrid (Michelle Pfeiffer) decides to finally act on her long list of New Year’s resolutions and enlists the unlikely help of courier Paul (Zac Efron). An exclusive New Year’s Eve party throws together caterer Laura (Katherine Heigl), entertainer Jensen (Jon Bon Jovi), and sous chef Ava (Sofia Vergara). And then there’s Sam (Josh Duhamel), a wealthy playboy who just can’t seem to resist keeping an unlikely appointment to meet a mystery woman he met by chance last New Year’s Eve.
Elise’s Apartment, 20 Bond Street and Lafayette Street, Manhattan.
Empire State Building, 350 5th Avenue and West 34th Street, Manhattan.
The Empire State Building is a 102-story landmark Art Deco skyscraper at the intersection of 5th Avenue and West 34th Street. It is 1,250 ft (381 meters) tall.
Set in the 1930s, this is the story of a young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow from the world of vaudeville who finds herself lost in depression-era New York and her luck changes when she meets an over-ambitious filmmaker Carl Denham who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. The beauty and the beast finally meet their fate back in the city of New York where the filmmaker takes and displays the ape in quest of his fame by commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe for everyone including a playwright Jack Driscoll who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny.
West Side Story
The feuding families become two warring New York City gangs- the white Jets led by Riff and the Puerto Rican Sharks, led by Bernardo. Their hatred escalates to a point where neither can coexist with any form of understanding. But when Riff’s best friend (and former Jet) Tony and Bernardo’s younger sister Maria meet at a dance, no one can do anything to stop their love. Maria and Tony begin meeting in secret, planning to run away. Then the Skarks and Jets plan a rumble under the highway – whoever wins gains control of the streets. Maria sends Tony to stop it, hoping it can end the violence. It goes terribly wrong, and before the lovers know what’s happened, tragedy strikes and doesn’t stop until the climactic and heartbreaking ending.
Playground, 110th Street (btw 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Manhattan.
110th Street (btw 2nd and 3rd Avenues) Manhattan.
otsoNY Comments: In 1960 on a cold morning in February, the makers of West Side Story began filming along Manhattan’s West 68th Street. Just beyond where they were filming stood half a block of boarded tenements destined for demolition which would soon make way for the newly constructed Lincoln Center. The makers needed a playground area and found an ideal location on 110th Street, just between West and East, and in the opening sequence of the film, the dancers would jump up on the West Side and come down on the East Side.