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    The New York of Movies and TV Series: cinematic itineraries of the Big Apple

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    They are so many of films set in New York that this incredible metropolis can be considered to all intents and purposes a real open-air set; any angle can be the right one to surprise you with a scene from your favorite movie. In this section you will find a series of thematic itineraries, dedicated exclusively to film locations, divided by district. A complete review for those who want to retrace the scenes of the most famous films shot in the Big Apple!


    PS: We have made a free ebook dedicated to the best movie locations in New York. You can find it at This Page.


    Film Tour in New York

    If instead of planning an itinerary on your own you prefer to rely on a guided tour that will accompany you for about 3 hours along the major New York film sets with lots of anecdotes and curiosities from "behind the scenes" you can take a look at this tour:

    New York Film Locations Tour

    The film locations of the Upper East Side

    The Upper East side is perhaps the most elegant and exclusive neighborhood on the whole island of Manhattan. It covers a rectangular area running from 59th Street to 96th Street, for the long side, and from the East River bank to Central Park (5th Avenue), for the short side. In this district there is the highest concentration of elegant buildings, prestigious boutiques and ...

    The film locations of Midtown Manhattan

    The conventional center of Manhattan (Midtown) is equivalent to the essence, the perfect synthesis of the collective imagination of New York. A dense sequence of very tall skyscrapers will make even the most eminent tall people feel short. Not only the famous Empire State Building and Chrysler, but also the lesser known Lever House, Hearst Tower and Bank of America Tower reach an incredible height. Midtown, for ...



    The film locations of Meatpacking, Chelsea, Flatiron and Gramercy Park

    Today's film-themed itinerary moves in several neighboring areas: the Meatpacking district, the Chelsea district, the area called Flatiron District (due to the famous Flatiron Building skyscraper) and Gramercy Park. Let's see what films await us walking through the alleys of these areas. PS: We have created a free ebook dedicated to the most famous film locations in ...

    Greenwich Village film locations

    Much has changed in Greenwich Village from the XNUMXs to today. During those glorious years, in this neighborhood on the West side of Manhattan, all the greatest artists that that generation could produce lived or performed. In those years the district benefited from relatively low prices for the rent of houses and therefore there was an abundance of penniless students and artists who returned ...

    The film locations of the East Village neighborhood in New York

    The East Village takes a rectangular shape neatly defined by Houston Street to the south, the Bowery to the west, 14th Street to the north and the East River to the east. In the center is Tompkins Square Park, an authentic reference square for those who live in the area. After having lived through very difficult times, around the end of the nineties, the neighborhood was completely ...

    The film locations of Fifth Avenue

    Given the popularity, prestige and the huge amount of attractions present, 5th Avenue needs and deserves an ad hoc itinerary. In fact, along its approximately 7 miles, you will find every type of interest and attraction: from shopping, with countless luxury boutiques, to technology, thanks to authoritative Hi-tech shopping centers, passing through culture, with museums of international importance ... .



    The film locations of Coney Island and surroundings

    Coney Island is located in the southernmost portion of Brooklyn. The peninsula presents itself not only as the entertainment district thanks to the popular amusement park, but also the residential one which hosts a balanced and fascinating melting pot of ethnic groups which, together, form a community of more than thirty thousand people. Our itinerary also includes moving to less known districts ...

    Central Park movie locations

    Central Park certainly needs no introduction. It is the most important of the parks in New York and probably the most famous in the world. Despite the multitude of tourists crowding it daily, the vastness of the green area is such as to allow it to nestle in one of the countless solitary corners at any time of the year or time of day. Weather…

    Harlem film locations

    Stopping in Harlem means absorbing and enjoying, albeit fleetingly, the tradition and history of a dark-hued New York that has always been used to fighting and believing in order to emerge. In this neighborhood, which starts from 110th Street and covers the entire northern portion of the island of Manhattan, you can benefit from a popular and straightforward art but, at the same time, ...

    The movie locations of the Upper West Side of New York

    Today our cinematic itinerary goes through the meanders of one of the most residential suburbs of Manhattan, the Upper West Side, also crossing Riverside Park, the park that overlooks the Hudson River. The itinerary is quite long and, if you want, you can shorten it a bit by using the subway for some trips, for example from stage 2 to 3, or from 11 to ...



    The movie locations of Tribeca, SoHo and Nolita

    The names of the neighboring neighborhoods Tribeca, SoHo and Nolita are actually acronyms: with Tribeca, we mean the "TRIangle BElow CAnal Street"; SoHo, on the other hand, stands for “SOuth-HOuston Street”; Finally, Nolita indicates the portion a “NOrth of LIttle ITAly”. We are in the southern area of ​​Manhattan, a historical settlement of the city. So let's see which films await us along the ...

    The movie locations of Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side

    In our New York cinematic itinerary we now move to three historic and at the same time very iconic areas of Manhattan: Lower East Side, Chinatown and “our” Little Italy. PS: We have created a free ebook dedicated to the most famous film locations in New York. You can find it on this page. Map of the itinerary Location of Lower East Side We are…

    The film locations of the Financial District of New York

    Our cinema-themed itinerary moves today to the heart of American finance, that Financial District which turns out to be among the districts of New York most represented by cinema films. We will also allow ourselves a small digression in Brooklyn, because crossing the bridge of the same name is one of the unmissable experiences that the Big Apple can offer. Would you like to know more? Read the ...

    The locations of the films shot at DUMBO in Brooklyn

    Today we walk along the DUMBO movie sets in Brooklyn. The name has nothing to do with the funny Disney elephant, but rather, it is an acronym that means: Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass. The area is located between the two famous bridges that connect Manhattan to Brooklyn (Manhattan Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge), and, in the past, it housed ...

     

     

    Film Tour in New York

    If instead of planning an itinerary on your own you prefer to rely on a guided tour that will accompany you for about 3 hours along the major New York film sets with lots of anecdotes and curiosities from "behind the scenes" you can take a look at this tour:

    New York Film Locations Tour

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