New York City is a prime destination for Hollywood filmmakers. When visiting the Big Apple, be sure to stop by some of your favorite and most iconic spots to create movie magic of your own.
"Sex and the City"
Make a reservation at Buddakan at the table where Big and Carrie held their rehearsal dinner. This is also where Carrie had her, “last single girl kiss.” For the wedding site, enter the New York Public Library on 42nd Street. This entrance is where Carrie ran down the grand staircase and into the limo when she learned Big was not going to show up. Sip a latte at the Starbucks on the corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street where Carrie met up with assistant Louise, Jennifer Hudson, to show off her new brunette hairdo post-breakup. 66 Perry Street, between West 4th and Bleeker Street is where Carrie lived throughout the series and movie. It is currently a private residence, so take pictures respectfully.
Head uptown to Lumi Italian Restaurant, where Charlotte saw Big after the wedding fiasco and anger sends her into labor. On the Brooklyn Bridge, Miranda and Steve met halfway to save their marriage. Pedestrians can access the bridge from Manhattan at Centre Street by City Hall. The bridge provides beautiful views of New York City during the day or night.
"Sex and the City 2"
Most of "Sex and the City 2" was filmed abroad, except for Carrie and Big’s apartment located at the Hotel Plaza Athenee, Suite 1501. This deluxe suite with a balcony can be yours starting at $2,200 a night.
The school field trip where the radioactive spider bites Peter Parker was filmed at Columbia University near the steps of Low Memorial Library. The entrance to the campus is on Broadway and 116th Street. Pass by the headquarters of Peter’s employer The Daily Bugle at the Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets. The Daily Bugle’s office is where Peter sells his photos of Spiderman to the paper. The Green Goblin’s attack on the World Unity Parade was shot in part in Times Square between 43rd and 46th Streets. The New York Public Library entrance on 5th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets is where Uncle Ben tells Peter Parker, "With great power comes great responsibility."
"Men in Black"
Will Smith’s Agent J chases his first alien up the Frank Lloyd Wright spirals at the Guggenheim Museum. The spaceship towers and giant globe used as the evil bug alien’s landing site are from the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadow in Queens. You can take a train from the city to the location or they are also visible from a cab to Manhattan from the JFK Airport. The Rosenberg Jewelry Store, run by Alien Jeebs, which housed alien weapons under the necklaces, is located at 54 MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village.
"Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"
Check yourself into the Plaza Hotel, just like Kevin McAllister. Kevin and his mother reunited in front of the famous Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Venture a few blocks north into Central Park, northeast of the pond, to find the Gapstow Bridge where Kevin met the pigeon lady.
"Breakfast at Tiffany’s"
Stare into the glittering windows at the flagship location of Tiffany & Co. just like Audrey Hepburn did as Holly Golightly in the film’s opening scene.
"Sleepless in Seattle"
Take the elevator up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building to recreate the romantic meeting of Annie and Sam after his son Jonah forgets his backpack.
"When Harry Met Sally"
Visit the Washington Square Park Arch where Sally dropped off Harry after their long road trip together. Have lunch at Katz's Deli, where Sally faked an orgasm and a fellow female diner remarked, “I’ll have what she’s having.” The table in the restaurant is marked with a plaque. The staff asks to please keep orgasms to a minimum.
Ghostbusters headquarters are located at 8 Hook and Ladder on 14 North Moore Street, off West Broadway in Tribeca. The small fire station is still a working firehouse today. Central Park’s Tavern on the Green is where Rick Moranis pounded on the glass while being chased by the ghost dog. Tavern on the Green is no longer a restaurant, but now a tourist center and gift shop. 55 Central Park West at 65th Street houses the apartment of Sigourney Weaver, which becomes the gateway to the other dimension.