4. The New York Public Library Main Branch

NYPL_Bryant Park

One of the most important aspects of Spider-Man’s origin is the advice Uncle Ben gives Peter Parker when he first becomes a superhero: “with great power, comes great responsibility.” The quote, written by Stan Lee in 1962, is still one of the most iconic lines written in the history of comic books.  It is a line that Peter first ignores, but carries with him his entire life due to his uncle’s tragic death at the hands of someone Peter could have easily stopped. In Sam Raimi’s first Spider-Man film, the famous line is delivered by Uncle Ben here outside the main branch of the NYPL in Bryant Park.