Broad City is a new and quirky show on Comedy Central that documents the lives of 20-somethings Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer who are living on their own in Brooklyn, making the most of their post-graduate lives. The show is filmed throughout the city, playing on stereotypes of neighborhoods as well as the personalities embodied by their residents. Check out this list of a few awesome locations from the first six episodes of Broad City. (more…)
The film your uncle will not shut up about every time it is on TV, The Godfather is one of the premier films set in NYC. Besides being nominated for 11 Academy Awards in 1973 and inspiring many filmmakers since its release, the film is known for helping launch the career of Al Pacino, one of NYC’s greatest living actors. In honor of the Academy Awards celebration this Sunday, we look back to one of the most beloved films of all time, by listing locations in NYC used in Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia classic.
The film opens on the wedding of Don Corleone’s only daughter Connie. The wedding brings out gangsters, family members and even policemen, who are outside the ceremony writing down license plate numbers of suspected gangsters. The home on 110 Longfellow Road in Staten Island belonged to the same family for over 50 years. The house, including the lawn where the celebration took place went up for sale in 2010 for $2.9 million. No word on if someone has purchased the house, or if there will be any more fantastic mafia weddings since the story broke in 2010. (more…)
David O. Russell’s crime comedy-drama American Hustle is loosely based on the Abscam Scandal, but serves more as an excuse to explore an eccentric ensemble of characters. Set in the New York/New Jersey area during the 1970s, the film has already picked up three Golden Globes, as well as ten Oscar nominations.
Apart from some scene-setting, the majority of the film was shot with Massachusetts standing in for the greater New York City area. Here are nine of the locations from both states you’ll recognize from memorable moments in the film. (more…)
Strapping young Dick Grayson sporting a Hudson sweater as he bids farewell to Bruce and Alfred. (Image from Batman #217 via iFanboy)
New York City isn’t exactly a “college town,” but for TV buffs the name Hudson University should ring a bell as the alma mater of Bill Cosby in The Cosby Show and a frequent location for murders and raunchy college parties investigated by cops on Law and Order. But if you look at a map or list of NY schools today, you won’t find Hudson at all. Filmed at many locations throughout city, Hudson University is a combination of several different buildings including schools, government buildings, and public areas. NY Times called it, “where everyone majors in murder,” but the ongoing joke dates back much further than its references on TV. (more…)
Joel and Ethan Coen’s latest film, Inside Llewyn Davis, is a dark comedy about a week in the life of an aspiring folk singer played by Oscar Isaac. Loosely based on real life folk musician Dave Van Ronk’sposthumous auto-biography The Mayor of MacDougal Street, the film takes place predominately in the Greenwich Village area, during the folk revival scene of the early 1960’s. The film has received numerous awards and nominations from film institutions and critic circles around the country.
The Coens decided to shoot most of the film on location in Greenwich Village and in Queens. Here is a list of film locations where the Coen Brothers filmed their 19th feature film.
Martin Scorsese’s newest film, The Wolf Of Wall Street follows the life of the extravagant self-made stock broker Jordan Belfort who flourished (and fell) on Wall Street. While there has been debate over the authenticity of the film, which is closely based on Belfort’s autobiography of the same name, the over-the-top story makes for great film locations in New York City and the surrounding region. Here’s a look at the locations at which some of the iconic moments where shot.