New York Film Locations

 





Hitch (2005)

In New York, Alex Hitchen (Will Smith) is a sentimental advisor, teaching each client how to date the woman of his dreams. His present case is helping the clumsy Albert Brennaman (Kevin James) to date the wealthy and powerful Allegra Cole (Amber Valletta). Meanwhile, Hitch as he is better known, has a crush on the gossip columnist Sara Melas (Eva Mendes), who was assigned to write about Allegra. When the best girlfriend of Sara has a love disillusion with a man that Sara thinks that is a client of Hitch, she plots a revenge against Hitch and the misunderstanding leads the two couples to a conflictive situation.


Hook & Ladder Company, 8 - 14 North Moore Street and Varick Street, Manhattan.
   

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 5th Avenue and East 82nd Street, Manhattan.
   

375 Park Avenue (btw East 52nd and 53rd Street) Manhattan.
   

Seagrams Building

The Seagram Building is a skyscraper in New York City, located at 375 Park Avenue, btw 52nd Street and 53rd Street in Midtown Manhattan. It was designed by the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, in collaboration with the American Philip Johnson and was completed in 1958. It is 516 feet tall with 38 stories. Severud Associates were the structural engineering consultants. It stands as one of the finest examples of the functionalist aesthetic and a masterpiece of corporate modernism. It was designed as the headquarters for the Canadian distillers Joseph E. Seagram's & Sons, thanks to the foresight of Phyllis Lambert, the daughter of Samuel Bronfman, Seagram's CEO.

Ellis Island, Jersey City, New York.
   

Ellis Island

Ellis Island, at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor, is the location of what was from January 1, 1892, until November 12, 1954 the facility that replaced the state-run Castle Garden Immigration Depot (1855–1890) in Manhattan. It is owned by the Federal government and is now part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument, under the jurisdiction of the US National Park Service. Ellis Island was also the subject of a border dispute btw the states of New York and New Jersey. It is situated predominantly in Jersey City, New Jersey, although a small portion of its territory falls within neighbouring New York City.

More than 12 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island btw 1892 and 1954. The first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island was Annie Moore, a 15-year-old girl from Cork, Ireland, on January 1, 1892. She and her two brothers were coming to America to meet their parents, who had moved to New York two years prior. She received a greeting from officials and a $10 gold piece. The last person to pass through Ellis Island was a Norwegian merchant seaman by the name of Arne Peterssen in 1954. After 1924 when the National Origins Act was passed, the only immigrants to pass through there were displaced persons or war refugees. Today, over 100 million Americans can trace their ancestry to the immigrants who first arrived in America through the island before dispersing to points all over the country.

Riverside Drive and West 106 Street, Manhattan.
   

Fulton Fish Market, Fulton Street, Manhattan.
   

Morris Street and Broadway, Financial, Manhattan.
   

Charging Bull

Charging Bull is a 3,200kg (7,000 pound) bronze sculpture by Arturo Di Modica that stands in Bowling Green park near Wall Street in New York City. Standing 11 feet tall and measuring 16 feet in length, the oversize sculpture depicts a bull, the symbol of aggressive financial optimism and prosperity, leaning back on its haunches and with its head lowered as if ready to charge.

Alexander Hamilton Custom House, Battery Place and Broadway, Manhattan.
   

Tisch Children's Zoo, Central Park, Manhattan.
   

otsoNY Comments: Although in the scene that follows, Sara and Hitch step out of number 80 Greene Street which is situated in the middle of the street, whilst Sara sits in her apartment, you can clearly see that the room has in fact two sides and this would mean that the apartment is on the corner of a street and a completely different place.

Sara Melas's Apartment, 80 Greene Street and Spring Street, Manhattan.
   

Greene Street and Spring Street, Manhattan.
   

Balthazar Restaurant, 80 Spring Street and Crosby Street, Manhattan.
  The Balthazar was also featured in Woody Allen's film, Hollywood Ending.  

Rice to Riches Restaurant, 37 Spring Street and Mulberry Street, Manhattan.
   

865 West End Avenue and West 102nd Street, Manhattan.
   

Subway / Newsstand, 5th Avenue and East 23rd Street, Manhattan.
   

Columbia University, Broadway and 116th Street, Manhattan.
   

City Hall Park, Broadway and Park Row South, Manhattan.
   

Greene Street and Spring Street, Manhattan.
   





 


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