New York City has been the backdrop for many popular TV shows and movies. In fact, you may have grown-up watching some shows featuring NYC sites and locations. So, when in the Big Apple be sure to visit those very places in person and relive those shows all over again!
Here is a list of NYC sites you may have seen in some of your favorite TV shows:
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
Five character of the main characters You must have seen how 5 of the main characters of this popular TV show spent so much of their spare time at a bar. And that bar was real. The real NYC pub or bar – MacLaren’s – is at 240 W. 55th Street. Check out the menu items; some have been renamed after scenes from the show.
The popular TV series “Gossip Girl” used many real-life NYC sites, which you can visit to feel the magic once again. Do you recall how the characters in the series, including Serena, Blair and friends had lunch on the steps of the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art? To see where Serena lived with her family, visit the Palace Hotel. And to see Chuck Bass’ home, you can visit the Empire Hotel.
Remember Café Grumpy’s from the hit HBO show, Girls? This coffee spot is for real with locations throughout NYC. The locations include Greenpoint, Chelsea and the Lower East Side. You can see people hang out, read and get their morning cup of caffeine at this popular coffee shop in the city.
Numerous TV shows have been shot at the Oyster Bar. The Oyster Bar seafood restaurant has been located on the lower level of the Grand Central Terminal since 1931. It has been quite popular among locals as well as visitors. If you were a fan of the TV series, “Mad Men”, you must have seen how Don Draper sabotaged his boss at the bar.
Sex and the City
When the Magnolia Bakery made its way in the TV series, Sex and the City, its popularity has reached a new level. The bakery in Greenwich Village still sells delicious cupcakes for visitors. Did you notice how Carrie and Miranda spend a lot of time here sitting and chatting about many things?
In the popular sitcom, “Seinfeld,” you must have seen Monk’s Café which served as a hangout spot for Elaine, Jerry, Kramer and George. The café was actually fictional using the real exterior of Tom’s Restaurant in the Upper West Side. Locals have favored this restaurant since 1940. Visit and recreate the magic of this popular TV show all over again.
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