It’s probably no surprise that Lincoln and I love a bit of film and television, so when we went to New York we were keen to check out some locations that we’d seen on the big screen. Obviously there are heaps of films and shows that have been filmed in Manhattan, but for the ease of creating this post, I’ve only included ones that we’re interested in!
The Empire State Building
Address: 350 5th Ave, New York, NY 10118
As seen in: Elf, How I Met Your Mother & Gossip Girl.
New York Public Library
Address: 5th Ave at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018
As seen in: Glee, Ghostbusters, Suddenly 30 (13 Going On 30) & Spiderman
Address: 116th St & Broadway, New York, NY 10027
As seen in: Spiderman, Ghostbusters & How I Met Your Mother.
Grand Central Terminal
Address: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
As Seen in: Gossip Girl
Address: 2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
As seen in: Seinfeld
55 Central Park West
As seen in: Ghostbusters
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Address: 1000 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028
As seen in: Gossip Girl & Maid in Manhattan.
New York Palace Hotel
Address: 455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
As seen in: Gossip Girl
Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111
As seen in: Elf, Home Alone 2 & Glee.
The Original Soup Man
Address: 259A W. 55th Street., New York, NY 10019
As seen in: Seinfeld – Although this isn’t the same place, The Original Soup Man has been created to be like the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld.
Address: McGee’s Pub 240 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
As Seen In: How I Met Your Mother – Again, this isn’t the actual location where How I Met Your Mother was filmed. It is, however, the bar in which the show’s pub is based off.
Radio City Music Hall
Address: 1260 Ave of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
As Seen In: Home Alone 2
American Museum of Natural History
Address: Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024
As Seen In: Night at the Museum & How I Met Your Mother (You can actually do a self guided tour at the museum based on the Night at the Museum film. Check it out here).
Address: Manhattan, NY 10036
As Seen In: Home Alone 2, Suddenly 30 & Glee.
Address: Central Park – Terrace Dr, New York, NY 10021
As Seen In: Gossip Girl, Home Alone 2 & 27 Dresses
We actually went to over ten more locations (most of which were coincidental) but as this post is getting lengthy, I’ll leave you with a map of these places and end there!
Thanks for reading!