4. Central Park is the Most Filmed Location in the World

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Central Park’s varying landscapes, gardens and architecture make it a desirable location to shoot movies and television shows. The park has appeared in hundreds of movies, dating all the way back to 1908, and is the most filmed location in the world. From classic rom-coms like When Harry Met Sally and holiday favorites like Elf and Home Alone 2, to action films like The Avengers and I Am Legend, Central Park has been the backdrop of musical numbers, fight scenes, and meet-cutes.

In addition to making appearances on the big screen, Central Park frequently appears in the dozens of television shows that are set and shot in New York City. The park has been used in such as Comedy Central’s Broad CityGossip Girl, Marvel’s The Defenders, and Maniac on Netflix.