Orange is the New Black-Film Location-New York-NYC

Orange is the New Black based on the memoirs of Park Slope resident Piper Kerman, films mostly at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens, just one floor above the Sesame Street set. The creation of the prison set as explained in this video are meant to shape the world of Litchfield, but the show also focuses on life outside of the prison, both in real time and in flashbacks. These are a few of the interesting locations they have put to use.

1. Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury

The show itself takes place in a fictional women’s prison in Litchfield, NY. There is a jail in Litchfield Connecticut, which was built in 1812 and is currently for sale. The inspiration for the jail in Orange is the New Black, however, is FCI Danbury in Connecticut. A minimum-security women’s prison at the moment, FCI Danbury is going to house only men starting next year. Inmates are currently being transferred from the 1940-built structure. Famous inmates of FCI Danbury include: Lauryn Hill, Sun Myung Moon, and Jean Therese Brown. See the next slide for the real location that stands in for Litchfield.

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8 Responses
  1. Zoey Gianola Reply

    Orange is the new Black was on location in WHite Plains, NY last night, NOvember 10th,

    @ St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church
    82 Prospect St.
    White Plains, NY 10606

    Not sure if they will return for Tuesday.
    PS: This church is a beautiful location.

  2. Jessica Jones Reply

    Has anyone visited the Rockland Childrens Psych Facility?
    Just wondering if its worth a visit for a huge OITNB fan?

  3. Keith Walters Reply

    This information is not completely correct. It is true that some of the filming is done on the campus of Rockland Psychiatric Center. Yet the building being use is the old Rockland Children’s Psychiatric Center. The building was built in the ’70s.

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