6. Cooper Triangle
In this scene shot, one of the few scenes outside of Washington Heights, Gregory Diaz IV as Sonny and Leslie Grace as Nina Rosario sit in Cooper Triangle, a small park next to the Cooper Union school in the East Village. In the background you can see the former Village Voice building and the newer building of the Grace Church School.
Cooper Union is also located adjacent to Astor Place, where Vanessa is looking to move to pursue her dreams of being a fashion designer. She comes out of the replica vintage subway entrance at Astor Place during her feature song.