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Daredevil is the first of four Netflix original series set in the Marvel cinematic universe and is the second attempt to bring the character known as “The Man Without Fear” to the screen. The plot focuses on the career beginnings of two people: Matt Murdock and Wilson Fisk. Murdock is a lawyer in Hell’s Kitchen, who lost his sight in a childhood accident; Fisk is a businessman who dreams of transforming New York City. The series follows these two rivals as they become what comic readers recognize as Daredevil and The Kingpin.

Much has changed since the 1980s; Frank Miller’s version of Hell’s Kitchen is much different than the one we know of today. The showrunners decided to keep the story set in a fictional Hell’s Kitchen but film all over New York City. Discerning viewers woudl have noticed that the intersection of Bedford and North 7th Street substituted as Hell’s Kitchen in the very first episode. Here is a list of locations used in Netflix’s Daredevil.

1. Abe Lebewhol Park/Church of St. Mark’s in the Bowery

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The first time we are introduced to Wesley, the right hand man to Wilson Fisk, is in Abe Lebewohl Park in the East Village, located in front off the Church of St. Mark’s in the Bowery. Wesley is blackmailing someone who owes a debt and the show shows early on that the criminals here are willing to use leverage against anyone. We recognized the statue right away as it is one of the defining features of the park, which is named after the owner of a former deli that was on Second Avenue and East 10th Street. Lebewohl, a refugee from Ukraine, had once served sandwiches to sports legends like Muhammad Ali and Joe DiMaggio, as well as, comedy legends the likes of Bob Hope and Joan Rivers.

Besides his famous clientele, Lebewohl was known to give free food to the homeless and hold events to celebrate his Ukrainian-Jewish roots. It is because of his reputation throughout the East Village that led over 1,500 people to attend his funeral in 1996, after he was gunned down at a nearby bank. The park was named after him soon afterwards and today is used as a host for a greenmarket and a summer concert series. A small triangle park just across the street is also named after him, and is one of the smallest parks in New York City.

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19 thoughts on “NYC Film Locations For Marvel Studio’s Netflix Series “Daredevil”

  1. the diner where Karen and Frank meet and she is bait for Frank’s trap. is the Van Dam Diner in queens.

  2. The location the Irish Mob is meeting that Frank Castle shoots up is located at 177 Dwight St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

  3. The location management team on this series does an excellent job offering a unique spin on NY. Interesting article. It could use a spoiler alert warning, though

  4. Dogs of Hell bar is the East River bar…just over the bridge in Williamsburg

  5. and the oft asked for Prison. That was shot at the Westchester County Corrections in Valhalla NY

  6. found the church. Lotsa web searching.
    It’s the church of Ascension in Brooklyn.
    127 Kent St, Brooklyn, NY 11222

    It is a church so please be repectful.

    please let me know if I’m wrong.

    1. It looks like it! Thanks for tracking that one down, gorgeous inside!

  7. The Yakuza/Roxxon Party where Elektra & Matt attend was filmed in the ballroom at the 1 Hotel on 57th street.

    1. I called to confirm that this was the actual location of the gala because I was also very interested. However, they did not confirm that Daredevil Season 2 filmed on site.

  8. I’d love to know what the filming location was for the prison both Fisk and Castle were in. Especially since I saw the same location in a recent episode of Gotham.

      1. If it’s a set it was also in Bridge of Spies.
        I’m trying to determine if it’s the MDC in brooklyn.

        I’ve asked the gotham Writers and am waiting to hear back.

    1. posted below..but here as well.That was shot at the Westchester County Corrections in Valhalla NY

    1. Any idea where the prison scene was located? The one where we first seen Fisk in season 2?

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