New York Film Locations

 





The Great New Wonderful (2005)

Civilization and its discontents. September, 2002; five stories in New York City. An older woman lives in a wordless marriage with her TV-watching husband; she reconnects with a man from her high school and sees new possibilities. A brittle maker of expensive cakes tastes the bitter fruits of competition. Two Indian security guards interact: one is a constant flirt, the other an irritable bully. An employee who has lost colleagues is interviewed over several days by a pushy and unorthodox psychologist. A couple faces financial problems while their overweight son exhibits more and more problematic behaviour. What's behind the ennui and unhappiness? Are the stories at all connected?


Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn.
   

Statue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York Harbor.
  The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886.  

Liberty Island

Liberty Island, formerly called Bedloe's Island, is a small uninhabited island in New York Harbor in the United States, best known as the location of the Statue of Liberty. The name Liberty Island has been in use since the early 20th century, although the name was not officially changed until 1956. Before the Statue of Liberty, Bedloe's Island was the home to Fort Wood, an eleven pointed star-shaped fortification made of granite. Because of this, its nickname was "Star Fort".

The island is the property of the federal government and is operated by the National Park Service. It is accessible to the public only by ferry, either from Battery Park in Manhattan or Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is separated from nearby Ellis Island by approximately 1 mi (1.6 km). There is also ferry service btw the two islands. Liberty Island is 2000 feet (600 m) from Liberty State Park in Jersey City. By comparison it is 1-5/8 statute miles (2.6 kilometers) from Battery Park in Manhattan; this makes Liberty Island much closer to Jersey City than to the rest of New York City, of which it is a part. The island has a land area of 59,558 square meters, or 14.717 acres, according to the United States Census Bureau.





 


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