New York Film Locations

 





Autumn in New York (2000)

Will Keane (Richard Gere) is 48, on the cover of New York magazine, an upscale restaurateur, and a womanizer who rejects ideas of love. Charlotte Fielding (Winona Ryder) is 22, living with her grandmother, artistic, facing a tumor that's life-threatening, which she tells him about the morning after their first night, when he tells her not to expect permanence from him. Will finds Charlotte unprecedented and unpredictable, and experiences feelings of love, but she packs him off when he's casually unfaithful. He's stung, and he's also flummoxed by the appearance of a young woman from his past. Can he convince Charlotte to take him back, and can he help her through her illness and change his irresponsible ways?


Bow Bridge (Mid-Park at 74th Street) Central Park, Manhattan.
   

Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge is one of the most photographed and filmed locations in Central Park and it deserves every bit of its star reputation. Stretching sixty feet over the lake, from Cherry Hill to the Ramble, it is not only one of the most beautiful cast iron bridges in the world, but also offers some of the most breathtaking views of the park around it.

Completed in 1862 Bow Bridge was built of cast iron instead of stone, which was used for almost all of the other archways in the park. While this was ostensibly done for economic reasons (eliminating the need for stone cutters and masons) it is impossible now to imagine how it could have been executed in any other manner. From its graceful curves to the subtle ornamentation it is one of the finest examples of the magic that resulted from the combined vision of Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould. It displays an understated, yet powerful aesthetic that provides the perfect transition btw the carefully crafted Cherry Hill and the natural jumble of the Ramble.

The bridge also provides the perfect perch from which to watch the slowly moving row boats as they glide across the lake, or to photograph the skyline over Fifth Ave. as it rises from the leafy skirt of trees that edge it. It is one of the most popular, and best known, spots to meet and has hosted numberless romantic moments, both on and off the big screen. In fact, if you edited them together, you could probably construct an entire Woody Allen feature just from the scenes filmed on Bow Bridge. And despite rumors to the contrary the bridge has always been very easy to work with and has nothing but admiration and respect for the celebrated director.

Charlotte's Grandmother's House, 66 Morton Street and Hudson Street, Manhattan.
   

Will Keane's Restaurant, 458 Washington Street and Watts Street, Manhattan.
   

Alexander Hamilton Custom House, Bowling Green, Manhattan.
   

Will Keane's Apartment, 88 Greenwich Street and Rector Street, Manhattan.
  Click HERE for more pictures and information about the apartment.  

Greenwich Street

150 Greenwich Street is the address for a new skyscraper being erected as part of the World Trade Center reconstruction in New York City. The office building has also been referred to as Four World Trade Center and will be on the east side of Greenwich Street, across the street from the original location of the twin towers that were destroyed during the September 11, 2001 attacks. Noted architect Fumihiko Maki was awarded the contract to design the building which will be 947 feet (288 m) tall, which will make it the fourth tallest skyscraper on the World Trade Center site. New revised plans state the tower will now rise a total of 975 feet (297 m). The total floor space of the building is anticipated to include 1.8 million square feet (167,000 square meter) of office and retail space. The building's groundbreaking took place in January 2008, and it is scheduled to be completed by 2011. The structural engineer for the building is Leslie E. Robertson Associates, New York City.

Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue (btw 49th and 50th Streets) Manhattan.
   

Beaver Street and William Street, Manhattan
   





 


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