New York Film Locations




Manhattan (1979)

In Manhattan, Isac Davis (Woody Allen) is a divorced writer of TV shows unhappy with his job. His ex-wife left him to live with another woman and is writing a book about her relationship with Isac. He presently dates a seventeen years old high-school student, Tracy (Mariel Hemingway), who is in love with him, but he does not like her.

When he meets Mary Wilkie (Diane Keatonn), the mistress of his married best friend Yale, he has a crush on her. He finishes with Tracy and has an affair with Mary, affecting the lives of many persons including his own.


otsoNY Comments: The iconic bridge shot was done at 5 am. The bridge had two sets of necklace lights on a timer controlled by the city. When the sun comes up, the bridge lights go off. Willis made arrangements with the city to leave the lights on and he would let them know when they got the shot. Afterwards, they could be turned off. As they started to shoot the scene, one string of bridge lights went out and Allen was forced to use that take. After finishing the film, Allen was very unhappy with it and asked United Artists not to release it. He offered to make a film for free instead.

Sutton Square and Sutton Place, Manhattan.
   

Dalton School, 108 East 89th Street and Park Avenue, Manhattan.
   

Boating Lake, Central Park, Manhattan.
   

Cranberry Street and Columbia Heights, Brooklyn.
   

West 50th Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan.
   

Zabars, 2245 Broadway and West 80th Street, Manhattan.
   

Rizzoli Bookstore, 31 West 57th Street (btw 5th & 6th Avenues) Manhattan.
   

Bloomingdale's, 1000 3rd Avenue and East 59th Street, Manhattan.
   

John's Pizzeria, 278 Bleecker Street and Jones Street, Manhattan.
   

Gramercy Park North, East 21st Street, Manhattan.
   






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