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Posts Tagged ‘ New York ’




The High Line from “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Mar 1st, 2017 | By | Category: TV Locations

I absolutely love the great outdoors.  In fact, alongside Starbucks and stalking, there’s pretty much nothing I enjoy more than being outside.  So when I read about a former-elevated-train-track-turned-urban-park in NYC prior to my trip to the Big Apple last April, I knew it was a spot I had to check out.  At the time, I did not realize the place was a filming location, but since returning home, I’ve seen it pop up in several productions, including fave show The Real Housewives of Beverly […]



McSorley’s Old Ale House from “Rounders”

Jan 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

It has been said that 60% of restaurants close within a year of opening and that 80% don’t make it past year five.  Many in New York, though, have real staying power.  Take McSorley’s Old Ale House, for example.  The East Village watering hole/eatery has been around for more than 16 decades!  Yep, 16 decades!  I first learned about the place thanks to The History and Stories of the Best Bars of New York while doing research for last April’s Big Apple vacay and figured […]



The Conservatory Garden from “The Girl on the Train”

Jan 11th, 2017 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One of my favorite places in all of Manhattan is, surprisingly, not a stalking location.  Or at least it wasn’t up until recently.  The Conservatory Garden, a six-acre oasis in East Harlem situated across from the Museum of the City of New York, is easily the most picturesque park I have ever set foot in.  I first learned about the site in 2007 thanks to Real City: New York City (sadly, the book is no longer in print, so I cannot provide a link), which […]



Bow Bridge from “Glee”

Sep 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Glee Filming Locations

I have a thing for Central Park bridges.  One of my favorite places in all of New York City – in all of the world, actually – is Gapstow Bridge.  I’ve stalked it countless times, blogged about it, and honestly just cannot get enough of its bucolic beauty.  Though I have walked pretty much every square inch of the park and seen the vast majority of its bridges, one span that I had never properly stalked until my recent NYC visit this past April was […]



The Ansonia from “Single White Female”

Aug 29th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

There is no shortage of strikingly beautiful, ornately embellished buildings on New York’s Upper West Side.  I blogged about one of them, The Apthorp, and the circuitous route some friends and I took to stalk it on Friday.  That route included a stop at another gorgeous UWS structure, The Ansonia, easily one of the most breathtaking properties I have ever laid eyes on.  Since the site has appeared in countless productions over the years, including the 1992 thriller Single White Female, I figured it was […]



The Apthorp from “Funny Farm”

Aug 26th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

I am the first to admit that, though I am not a natural towhead, I am a dumb blonde through and through.  The Grim Cheaper often kids that all of the hair dye I’ve used over the years has obviously gone to my brain.  Case in point – during a 2008 trip to New York, the two of us came across a massive and beautiful building on the Upper West Side.  We were both struck by the structure’s size and elegance and stopped to peer […]



The Actors Studio – Marilyn Monroe’s Former Acting School

Aug 22nd, 2016 | By | Category: Marilyn Monroe Locations

There is pretty much nothing I love more than re-creating famous movie/television scenes and iconic photographs – as most of you well know!  Though I had long been obsessed with the notable series of images of Marilyn Monroe taken in front of The Actors Studio in New York in the ‘50s, due to the fact that the legendary school moved no less than five times during its early days, I could never figure out exactly where the shoot had occurred.  I poked around the facility’s […]



The Rum House from “Birdman”

Aug 19th, 2016 | By | Category: Movie Locations

The Grim Cheaper typically could care less about filming locations, but he is absolutely obsessed with the movie The Godfather.  So I included a couple of locales from the 1972 Best Picture winner on the itinerary for our recent trip to the Big Apple.  One of those spots was Hotel Edison, a historic Theater District lodging that made a brief appearance in the flick.  While we were stalking the place, we happened to strike up a conversation with the super-friendly doorman who informed us that […]



The TKTS Booth from “Glee”

Aug 15th, 2016 | By | Category: Glee Filming Locations

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I bailed on the television series Glee shortly after the second part of the first season began airing.  In my opinion, after starting out so strong, the show totally jumped the shark at that point.  But because I love the Big Apple, I did make sure to tune in to the Season 2 episode titled “New York,” which was partially shot in Manhattan.  One of the locations featured was the TKTS booth, or TKTS staircase, in Times […]



The “Sex and the City” Starbucks

Aug 1st, 2016 | By | Category: Sex and the City Filming Locations

One of the best things about starting this blog is the people it has put me in contact with – a myriad of fabulous individuals who share my unique affection for filming locations.  One such fellow stalker, a New Yorker named Gary, has gifted me with countless Big Apple locales since we first started exchanging emails way back in 2010.  Most of Gary’s knowledge comes from driving a cab for three years.  The job took him all over NYC, made him familiar with its nooks […]