New York Film Locations

 





You're a Big Boy Now (1966)

Bernard Chanticleer's father gives him two simple words of advice: "Grow up." Bernard knows that his first step is to find a girl who's "willing," but he passes up a sure thing, Amy Partlett, for a more elusive goal. Her name is Barbara Darling, an inscrutable go-go dancer. More than a few obstacles keep Bernard from his dream world. There's his doting mother, who mails him locks of her hair and weeps at the thought of her baby as a man; there's a malicious rooster, trained to attack pretty girls, patrolling the halls of his New York City rooming house; and most of all, there's Barbara herself. She turns out to be a man hater, emotionally scarred by the lecherous wooden-legged hypnotherapist who "counseled" her in high school. All in all, Bernard finds himself in an improbable universe with a calculated clumsiness designed to evoke his confusing coming-of-age.


New York Public Library, 5th Avenue (btw 40th and 42nd Street) Manhattan.
   

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of the United States's most significant research libraries. It is composed of a very large circulating public library system combined with a very large non-lending research library system. It is simultaneously one of the largest public library systems in the United States and one of the largest research library systems in the world. It is a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing.

The NYPL has frequently appeared in feature films. It serves as the backdrop for a central plot development in the 2002 film Spider-Man and a major location in the 2004 apocalyptic science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow. In the 1978 film, The Wiz, Dorothy and Toto stumble across the Library and one of the Library Lions comes alive and joins them on their journey out of Oz. It is also featured prominently in the 1984 film Ghostbusters with three of the titular protagonists encounter the ghost of a librarian named Eleanor Twitty, who becomes violent when approached. Her origins and the Library's prominent standing are explored in the video game sequel, Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Other films in which the library appears include 42nd Street (1933), Portrait of Jennie (1948), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), You're a Big Boy Now (1966), Chapter Two (1979), Escape from New York (1981), Regarding Henry (1991), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), The Time Machine (2002), and Sex and the City (2008).

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.  

Sheep Meadow, Central Park (btw 66th and 69th Street) Manhattan.
   

Bandshell, Central Park (from 66th to 72nd Street) Manhattan.
   

Central Park Zoo, Central Park, Manhattan.
   

Conservatory Water, Central Park (from 72nd to 75th Street) Manhattan.
   

Alice in Wonderland, Central Park (East 74th Street) Manhattan.
   

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street and Bedford Street, Manhattan.
  The Cherry Lane Theatre was built in 1817 and is New York City's oldest, continuously running off-Broadway theater. The Cherry Lane contains a 179-seat main stage and a 60-seat studio.  

Washington Square Gardens, Greenwich Village, Manhattan.
   

(Near) Pennsylvania Station, 8th Avenue and West 34th Street, Manhattan.
   

The Original Pennsylvania Station

Pennsylvania Station (commonly known as Penn Station) is the major intercity train station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. It is one of the busiest rail stations in the world, and a hub for inboard and outboard railroad traffic in New York City. The New York City Subway system also has multiple lines that connect to the station. The station is located in the underground levels of Pennsylvania Plaza, an urban complex located btw 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue and btw 31st Street and 33rd Street in Midtown Manhattan.

5th Avenue and West 39th Street, Manhattan.
   





 


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