3. Sutton Place

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Next, head over to the East River where the classic bench-scene in Woody Allen’s film Manhattan was shot. While the bench from the actual movie was removed, there are copious substitutes. On East 57th Street, a small alcove of benches allows you a quiet space to admire the water and the Queensboro Bridge. Several places along the river offer this great view, but this obscure spot on 57th is easily overlooked and frequently empty.