New York Film Locations

Green Card (1990)

Last Updated: Feb 2010

George Faure (Gérard Depardieu) is a Frenchman who has been offered a job in the U.S. But in order to get the job he must obtain a work permit - green card, and the easiest way is to marry an American. Bronte Mitchell (Andie MacDowel) is a New Yorker who is a keen horticulturist and just found the perfect flat with its own greenhouse. Unfortunately the flat is for married couples only. A marriage of convenience seems the ideal solution to both problems. To convince the immigration officers they are married for love, they must move in with each other. As the mismatched couple attempt to cope with life together, they start to fall in love.

New York County Supreme Court, 60 Centre Street, Financial, Manhattan.


Bronte's Apartment, 60 West 76th Street and Columbus Avenue, Manhattan.


Townhouse, 991 5th Avenue and East 80th Street, Manhattan.

American Irish Historical Society

The American Irish Historical Society is a historical society devoted to Irish American history, founded in Boston in 1897. The Society's 50 founding members included Theodore Roosevelt, who was part-Irish (on his mother's side). The Society's formal purpose, as stated on its web site, is: "to place permanently on record the story of the Irish in America from the earliest settlement to the present day, justly, impartially, fully, and sympathetically correcting neglect and misrepresentation by certain historians of the part taken in the founding, upbuilding and safeguarding of the Nation by persons of Irish birth and descent." Notable members through the years have included politician William Bourke Cockran, tenor John McCormack, New York Governor Hugh Carey, and performer/composer George M. Cohan. In 1940, the Society moved to a Beaux-Arts townhouse on Fifth Avenue in New York City, which it still occupies.

The society headquarters is at 991 Fifth Avenue, opposite the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The headquarters reopened March 16, 2008, after a two-year restoration undertaken by Lawrence Group Architects and MOS Construction lead by Michael O'Sullivan. A series of cultural and scholarly events were planned to mark reopening in the Spring of 2008. The Library & Archives of the Society remain closed to the public until further notice. Scholars and researchers are encouraged to schedule an appointment in order to view selected archives and rare books. The Society hosts cultural and historical events, publishes a journal entitled The Recorder, and annually awards a Gold Medal to an Irish-American or Irish-national of significant accomplishment. Past honorees have included mystery writer Mary Higgins Clark, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Ronald Reagan, and Bono from the rock group U2. In March 2009, a wake for actress Natasha Richardson, wife of Irish actor Liam Neeson, was held at the Society.


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


Bethesda Terrace, (Mid-Park at 72nd Street) Central Park, Manhattan.


26 Federal Plaza on Broadway and Thomas Street, Manhattan.



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