New York Film Locations

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Joseph Turner (Robert Redford) works for the CIA reading books and postulating possible scenarios that could be applied to inteliigence work. He goes out to get lunch but when he returns everyone at the centre has been killed. He calls his superior and asks for someone to bring him in, he tells him that his section chief will get him but when he arrives, the man tries to shoot him, he manages to shoot back and escape. In an act of desparation, the abducts a woman (Faye Dunaway) and forces her to shelter him until he can figure out what is going on. When someone goes to the woman's house and tries to kill him, he kills the man and discovers that he has a connection to the CIA, which means that someone in the CIA is behind the attempt on him.

CIA Centre, 55 East 77th Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan.

East 83rd Street (btw Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue) Manhattan.

otsoNY Comments: Special thanks to Mitch Merberg for these photographs.

Candy Shop, 1226 Lexington Avenue and East 83rd Street, Manhattan.
  The Lexington Avenue Candy Shop is a neighbourhood institution serving great old fashioned ice cream concoctions and mediocre food.  

East 77th Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan.

Phone Booth, East 76th Street and Madison Avenue, Manhattan.
  Today there is still a phone booth on the corner of East 76th Street and Madison Avenue.  

Guggenheim Museum, 1071 5th Avenue and East 89th Street, Manhattan.
  The Museum was originally named "The Museum of Non-Objective Painting," however, the name was later changed since it is owned and managed by the Guggenheim Foundation.

Website: Official Gugganheim Musuem website

CIA Offices, World Trade Center, Financial, Manhattan.
  The original World Trade Center was designed by Minoru Yamasaki in the early 1960s using a tube-frame structural design for the twin 110-story towers. The complex was located in the heart of New York City's downtown financial district and contained 13.4 million square feet of office space.  

Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street, Manhattan.
  Riverside Drive was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted as part of his concept for Riverside Park. It passes through the Manhattan neighbourhoods of the Upper West Side, Morningside Heights, over Manhattanville in West Harlem by way of the Riverside Drive Viaduct and through Washington Heights.  

Alley (behind the Ansonia) West 73rd Street and Broadway, Manhattan.
  The Ansonia is a building on the Upper West Side and was originally built as a hotel by William Earle Dodge Stokes.

Website: Official Ansonia website

otsoNY Comments: Robert Redford's character runs passed the Hotel Beacon at 2130 Broadway, which has since taken up the entire block.

Broadway (btw West 74th and 75th Streets) Manhattan.

Shop, 2150 Broadway and West 76th Street, Manhattan.
  This entire block has since been redeveloped and the shop no longer exits.  

Brooklyn Bridge, Lower East Side, Manhattan.
  The Brooklyn Bridge, built btw 1869 and 1883, connects Manhattan with New York's most populous borough, Brooklyn, at the time one of the country's largest cities. The bridge is one of the most magnificent landmarks in New York.  

Kathy Hale's Apartment, 9 Cranberry Street and Columbia Heights, Brooklyn.
  Brooklyn Heights stretches from Old Fulton Street near the Brooklyn Bridge south to Atlantic Avenue and from the East River east to Court Street and Cadman Plaza. Adjacent neighborhoods are: DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. It is directly across the East River from Manhattan, and easily accessible to Downtown and multiple subway lines.  

Holiday Inn, 440 West 57th Street and 9th Avenue, Manhattan.

East River Lane, Wards Island, New York.

otsoNY Comments: Special thanks to Mitch Merberg for supplying these great photographs.

West 43rd Street (btw 7th and 8th Avenues) Manhattan.


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