6. Copacabana Nightclub
The most famous scene in the film – the almost four minute tracking shot through the establishment – takes place at the famous Copacabanga nightclub, located on 10 East 60th Street. This is the second time Scorsese shot a scene in the famous club (the first time was in his Raging Bull) and has been features in numerous other films, including Woody Allen’s The Purple Rose of Cairo; Brian De Palma’s Carlitos Way; William Friedkin’s The French Connection among others.
Musician Barry Manilow made a song about the club, and the list of famous musicians who have headlined the Copa is endless. The club has moved locations numerous times and is still popular today. The latest incarnation of the Copa is in the middle of Times Square.