New York Film Locations

 





New York (2009)

Omar (Neil Nitin Mukesh), a taxi driver in New York, is wrongfully arrested for terrorism. The United States National Security Agency wants to send him to Samir, who was a friend in his university days and is now a leader of a secret terrorist group. Omar accepts the mission, only to prove Samir's innocence. Once a city full of friendship and love, New York no longer interested in the dreams of the Arabs and Indians after 9/11. Without typical Bollywood style music and dance, this serious drama follows the ragged life of an Indian kept down by his own skin color and religion with nostalgic retrospect on life in New York City.


Times Square, Manhattan.
  Times Square is a major commercial intersection, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Street.

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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.

Queensboro Bridge, East 59th Street, Manhattan.
  The Queensboro Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City that was completed in 1909. It connects the neighbourhood of Long Island City in the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island.  





 


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