New York Film Locations

Big Daddy (1999)

Last Updated: Feb 2015

Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) is 32 years old. He's a law school graduate. He's got a nice apartment in Manhattan. There's just one problem. He does nothing, except sit on his butt and live off an investment that was the result of a meager lawsuit he won a year ago. But after his fed up girlfriend leaves him, he comes up with the ingenious idea to adopt a five year old boy to showcase his newfound maturity. But things don't go as planned, and Sonny finds himself the unlikely foster father that will change his perspective on just looking out for himself.

Sonny's Apartment, 16 Mercer Street and Howard Street, Manhattan.


Grand Street and West Broadway, Manhattan.


Felix Restaurant, 340 West Broadway and Grand Street, Manhattan.


2nd Avenue and East 82nd Street, Manhattan.


Alexander Hamilton Custom House, Battery Place and Broadway, Manhattan.


Washington Square Park, Greenwich Village, Manhattan.


18 Commerce Street and 7th Avenue South, Manhattan.


Blarney Rock Pub, 137 West 33rd Street (btw 6th & 7th Avenues) Manhattan.


Grove Street and 7th Avenue, Manhattan.


McDonald's, 136 West 3rd Street and 6th Avenue, Manhattan.


Minetta Lane and MacDougal Street, Manhattan.


Cherry Hill, Central Park, Manhattan.

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill offers a Bethesda Terrace experience in miniature. From the rise of Cherry Hill, you also can see across the Lake to the Ramble. And the Cherry Hill Fountain serves as a decorative arts destination in its own right.

Jacob Wrey Mould, Calvert Vaux's assistant, designed the decorative elements for Bethesda Terrace in 1859, and in 1860 the fountain at Cherry Hill with its ornamental finial on the top, the gilded cups brimming over with water, the frosted glass globes for lighting, a sculpted bluestone basin inset with Minton tiles — all in the service of a watering trough for horses. Cherry Hill was intended to be a scenic turn-around for carriages, a place to admire the surrounding cherry trees in springtime bloom and take in the lakeside view.


Puglia Restaurant, 189 Hester Street (btw Mulberry & Mott Streets) Manhattan.


Madison Avenue and East 93rd Street, Manhattan.


Expressway Laundromat, 142 Atlantic Avenue and Henry Street, Brooklyn.


The Mall, Central Park, Manhattan.


Hooters Restaurant, 211 West 56th Street and Broadway, Manhattan.


Hooters is the trade name of two privately held American restaurant chains: Hooters of America, Incorporated, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Hooters, Incorporated, based in Clearwater, Florida. The Hooters name is taken from an American slang term for female breasts; its logo is an owl, an animal well known for its "hooting" calls. Hooters is a restaurant with a waitstaff primarily made up of attractive waitresses, though the company also employs other males/females as cooks, hosts (at some franchises), busboys, and managers. The sex appeal of the waitresses is a primary part of the company's image. The menu includes hamburgers and other sandwiches, steaks, seafood entrees, appetizers, and the restaurant's specialty, chicken wings.

Other offerings for sale include Hooters T-shirts, sweatshirts, and various souvenirs and curios. btw company owned locations and franchises, there are now more than 460 Hooters throughout the United States.

The looks of the waitresses are a main selling feature of the restaurant. A Hooters Girl is a waitress employed by the Hooters restaurant chain. The girls are recognizable by their uniform of a white tank top with the "Hootie the Owl" logo and the location name on the front paired with the famously short nylon orange runner's shorts. Originally, the shirts were white cotton, pulled tight and knotted in the back to emphasize the breasts and expose the midriff. Later, Hooters changed to a tight white spandex tank top and eliminated the knot-tying. The company also began using other colors and designs for their tops such as a camouflage theme on Monday ("Military Mondays"), black on Friday ("Formal Fridays"), some Sundays, for special occasions, and for important local football and basketball games, and the football uniforms of local National Football League teams during the NFL season, although this varies from state to state and by location. The remainder of the Hooters Girls uniform consists of the restaurant's brown ticket pouch (or a black one with the black uniform), pantyhose, white loose socks, and clean white shoes. Men who work at Hooters wear Hooters hats, t-shirts with long pants, Bermuda shorts, or attire more suitable for kitchen use. Recently, Hooters approved a second uniform option for its waitresses, a white midriff-baring cropped shirt with the Hooters logo & restaurant location that appears on the tank tops emblazoned on the chest.



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