If you’ve never visited New York before, it is likely everything you know about the city comes from movies and television. As such, it is perfectly reasonable you want to revisit some of your favourite movie scenes when you finally arrive in the big city! To get you started, we’ve put together a guide to some of New York’s most famous movie scenes.
Everyone knows that Woody Allen and New York go together like coffee and cream. For an ultimate NYC experience, find the tiny Sutton Place Park, which is below the Queensboro Bridge. This is where, in the movie Manhattan, Allen’s character Isaac and Diane Keaton’s character Mary sit to enjoy a sunrise after meeting. Once you’ve seen the bridge from below, hit the skies and enjoy views of the bridge and city via a New York helicopter flight.
Speaking of which, if you want to get a true NYC movie experience, arrange to take a New York helicopter flight. Many movies that are set in New York begin by showing sweeping views of the city. A New York helicopter flight will offer you the same views as some of your favorite film directors, and will surely inspire you to explore New York’s movie history even more!
No movie trip to New York would be complete without some nod to the classic 1980s flicks: the Ghostbusters movies. Start out at the New York City Public Library, where Ray, Egon and Peter had to investigate some spirit shenanigans, encountering a ghostly librarian in the process. If you’re committed to finding some more esoteric locations, head to Tribeca to see Hook & Ladder 8 (14 North Moore Street). If you haven’t already taken a New York helicopter flight, now would be a good time: just think about how you’ll enjoy the same views the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man would’ve had while wreaking havoc on the city!
If you’re still in need of some movie fun the next day, Breakfast at Tiffany’s is another one of those classic New York City movies. Put on your best string of pearls and dark sunglasses, grab a take-away coffee and a croissant, and go gaze into the window of the Tiffany’s shop on Fifth Avenue. Channelling your inner Holly Golightly is a perfectly legitimate way to spend a morning in New York!