Jessica Jones, the second Netflix series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, premiered on the streaming service a few weeks ago to great acclaim. Like Daredevil, the first Marvel Netflix series, whose film locations we covered earlier this year, Jessica Jones takes place in New York City. After devouring all 13 episodes and researching everything from where Jessica lives, including her favorite neighborhood bar, we picked out our favorite NYC film locations for Marvel’s Jessica Jones.
Our eponymous heroine, played by Krysten Ritter, is a hard-drinking, foul mouthed, private investigator. She handles everything from catching cheating spouses with their pants down, to serving subpoenas to those avoiding appearing in court. She gets results, not only because she’s smart, but because she doesn’t really have to worry about people trying to intimidate her physically.
One of the first examples of Jones at work happens in the Meatpacking District between Washington Street and Little 12th Street, after she follows Gregory Spheeris from Soho House. When someone thinks he can just speed away from Jessica, she just lifts up the car, with her bare hands. After threatening him with her laser vision (total bluff), he takes the subpoena and Jessica ensures herself another paycheck.