Rockland Psychiatric Center, Exterior Set of Orange Is The New Black
Our readers have been eating up our roundup of film locations for the hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black, but we wanted to share more in detail about the semi-abandoned Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center, which serves as the exterior film set of Orange Is The New Black. The locale combines two of our favorite things: urban exploration and film locations. In fact, Untapped Cities reader James Garcia, a filmmaker and paranormal investigator, headed back to Orangeburg, New York this past weekend on our suggestion to capture more shots of both the set area and the creepy abandoned buildings–he’s been filming this complex for quite some time. If you’re a fan of the show, you’ll recognize many spots.
It’s amazing how “A Show About Nothing,” can mean so much to New York City. In celebration of the iconic New York City-based comedy series Seinfeld coming to Hulu, the streaming company has reconstructed Jerry’s Upper West Side apartment for a free exhibition titled “Seinfeld: The Apartment.” Starting June 24th and running until Sunday, visitors can actually go to Milk Studios at 451 W. 14th Street in Chelsea, to see, in person, a recreation of the couches, hanging bicycle, and Superman refrigerator magnet that they’ve always seen on TV. This morning, we got a sneak preview to share with you what the experience is like.
For five days between June 24 and 28th, Hulu is bringing New Yorkers into a recreation of Seinfeld’s apartment. Though the original was supposed to have been on the Upper West Side, the set will be showcased on 451 West 14th Street. The installation “Seinfeld: The Apartment” coincides with Hulu’s exclusive acquisition of streaming video rights to Seinfeld in the United States. This isn’t the first time a television show has gotten a recreation of a central set–Central Perk from Friends created lines around the block last year and the actual set from Mad Men is on display at the Museum of the Moving Image.
In many ways, Game of Thrones, the HBO television show, has come into its own this fifth season, diverging, fast-forwarding and reimagining the all-encompassing books by George R.R. Martin. The early arrival of the white walkers at Hardhome was a welcome action-packed change to the political machinations building up over seasons (and a battle not in the books). The settings of Game of Thrones continue to be as impressive as ever as new kingdoms and worlds are introduced, and unsurprisingly the show is shot all over the world. Here’s where each of the worlds are filmed (with some CGI magic added in of course):
The Knick’s Surgery Room
This week, we were invited to view the New York City set of Cinemax’s The Knick, Steven Soderbergh’s medical drama set in early 1900s. A few months back, we researched and discussed the film locations used by Soderbergh and his team, whose goal was to recreate New York City at the turn of the last century. During our recent walkthrough of the sets used during production, we got a sneak peek into the mind of Soderbergh, the director, cinematographer, editor and showrunner of The Knick through conversations with the show’s production crew. (more…)
The first of four Netflix original series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Daredevil is the second attempt to bring the character known as “The Man Without Fear” on screen. The plot focuses on the beginnings of two people: Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk. Murdock is a lawyer in Hell’s Kitchen, who lost his sight in a childhood accident; Fisk is a businessman who dreams of transforming New York City. The series follows these two rivals as they become what comic readers recognize as Daredevil and The Kingpin.
Much has changed since the 80s'; Frank Miller’s version of Hells Kitchen is much different than the one we know of today. The showrunners decided to keep the story set in a fictional Hell’s Kitchen, and after viewing the series on Netflix, we recognized many of the location used during filming. Here is a list of 10 locations used in Netflix’s Daredevil.