3. Madison Square Park

Greta Lee and Teo Yoo in Madison Square Park
(L-R) Greta Lee, Teo Yoo Credit: Jon Pack

After an hour of story build-up, the long-awaited moment comes: the reunion of Hae Sung and Nora. For what feels like forever, the two embrace in front of the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Monument. This can only mean the scene was shot at Madison Square Park, a 6.2-acre public square near the Flatiron Building. In another shot, Hae Sung and Nora stand before two female figures carved into stone- one represents Courage, the other Loyalty. What we don’t see is the 8 feet and 5 inches tall Farragut statue that stands atop the monument, his sword cutting through the waves in between the female figures. Unveiled in 1881, the monument was a collaboration between two architects based on the Union hero of the American Civil War Admiral Farragut. Named after the 4th U.S. President James Madison, Madison Square Park has been an attraction for many- even for romantic picnic getaways. There’s no question why Celine Song chose this space for this particular heartfelt moment.