PUBLISHED Nov 7, 2012
New York, NY / Culture / Entertainment / Sights
For films and television, both good and bad, New York City has always made the perfect backdrop for storytelling. In this naked city of 8 million stories, many Manhattan locations have become iconic presences captured on film and frozen in time over the decades. This tour provides a look into 4 quintessential New York City-based films and their locations that have become central characters in their own right.
1. Breakfast at Tiffany's Apartment: 161 East 71st Street
Breakfast at Tiffany's Apt
24 W 25th St New York, NY, 10010
For a measly $5.850 million, the brownstone could be yours as well as owning a piece of iconic and cinematic history (little black cocktail dress not included).
2. The Ansonia: 2109 Broadway between 73rd and 74th Streets
2109 Broadway New York, NY, 10023
In Barbet Schoeder's 1992 film, Single White Female, Bridget Fonda opens her apartment in the Ansonia to psychotic Jennifer Jason Leigh thus creating the roommate-from-hell Hollywood formula (Jennifer Jason Leigh's Hedy murders Bridget Fonda's boyfriend with a stiletto and drops a puppy from an open window). Like Breakfast at Tiffany's, interiors were shot in a studio, but many exteriors were shot in or around the Ansonia grounds. Re-created interiors such as the dim, moody hallways and the cavernous apartments nod to the Ansonia's real-life interiors adding to gloomy look-and-feel of this psychological thriller.
3. The Ghostbusters Firehouse: 14 N. Moore Street
14 N Moore St
14 N Moore St New York, NY, 10013
4. The Dakota Apartments: 1 West 72nd Street
1 W 72nd St
1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA
Opened in 1884, the building is a perfect square box of gabled luxury apartments, cobblestoned courtyards and dim hallways that retain all of its original period details and fixtures. Throughout the decades, the Dakota served as home to many notable residents that include: Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, Roberta Flack, Madonna and Yoko Ono, whose husband, John Lennon, was famously murdered outside the main gates of the Dakota in 1980.
Breakfast at Tiffany's Apartment: 161 East 71st Street24 W 25th St, New York, NY 10010, USA
The Ansonia: 2109 Broadway between 73rd and 74th Streets2109 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA
The Ghostbusters Firehouse: 14 N. Moore Street14 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013, USA
The Dakota Apartments: 1 West 72nd Street1 W 72nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA