New York Film Locations

Maid in Manhattan (2002)

Last Updated: Aug 2023

Marisa Ventura (Jennifer Lopez) is a single mother born and bred in the boroughs of New York City, who works as a maid in a first-class Manhattan hotel. By a twist of fate and mistaken identity, Marisa meets Christopher Marshall (Ralph Fiennes), a handsome heir to a political dynasty, who believes that she is a guest at the hotel. Fate steps in and throws the unlikely pair together for one night. When Marisa's true identity is revealed, the two find that they are worlds apart, even though the distance separating them is just a subway ride btw Manhattan and the Bronx.

Marisa Ventura Home, 59 Clifford Place and Walton Avenue, Bronx.


otsoNY Comments: In 2019, the City completed reconstruction of Clifford Place Step Street in Morris Heights.

Clifford Place Step Street and Walton Street, Bronx.

The Clifford Place Step Street has 78 steps and seven landings, and connects Walton Avenue at its lowest point to Grand Concourse at its peak. Over many decades the steps had become cracked and misaligned and the underlying base of the structure had deteriorated. The project completely rebuilt the site. The old steps have been replaced with new granite steps with silicone sealed joints and an anti-graffiti coating. The retaining walls have been completely remodeled with 800 square feet of stone to support the step street’s structure. More than 300 feet of new hand rails have been installed and more than 2,500 square feet of new concrete sidewalks were poured on Walton Avenue and Grand Concourse.

Four new benches and five new trees have been added, along with eight new street lights featuring 75-watt LED lights. A new internal drainage system is designed to prevent water damage to the structure, while a new granite bike channel helps people walk their bikes up and down. There are 64 step streets in the Bronx. In May 2019, DDC and DOT celebrated the re-opening of the West 229th Street Step Street following a $10.7 million renovation project. The contractor for the project was LAWS Construction Corp. The design consultant was URS Corporation and engineering services were provided by TECHNO Consult, Inc.


Grand Concourse (btw Clifford Place and East 175th Street) Bronx.


Subway, East 51st Street and Lexington Avenue, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The hotel playing the part of the Beresford was in fact the world famous Waldorf-Astoria but this was only for the exterior shots. The actual filming was carried out at the Roosevelt Hotel.

Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue (btw East 49th & 50th Streets) Manhattan.


The Mall, Central Park, Manhattan.


Rocks, Central Park (btw 63rd and 64th Streets) Manhattan.


Children's Zoo, Central Park (Near East 64th Street and 5th Avenue) Manhattan.


Restaurant, 1221 6th Avenue (btw West 48th and 49th Streets) Manhattan.


Park Avenue and East 40th Street, Manhattan.


Temple of Dendur, Metropolitan Museum, 1000 5th Avenue and East 82nd Street, Manhattan.


otsoNY Comments: The Harry Winston necklace worn by Jennifer Lopez was worth $5.8 million dollars.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue and East 82nd Street, Manhattan.


Park Avenue and East 50th Street, Manhattan.


Park Avenue and East 51st Street, Manhattan.


Walton Walk (Near Jerome Avenue and Inwood Avenue) Bronx.


Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street and Court Street, Brooklyn.


The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street & Madison Avenue, Manhattan.



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