Famous New York

November 1st, 2015 / / No Comments »

There are plenty of ways to enjoy New York on a budget from picking up a Sightseeing Pass to taking advantage of free entry at The Met Art Gallery.  Another easy way to enjoy New York without spending a fortune is to explore buildings & venues used in films & TV programmes through the years.

Friends Apartment Building

If you are an avid fan of the TV show Friends, you are bound to recognise this New York building, (see below).  Whilst all the inside shots for the Friends series were undertaken in California, this is the outside shot of the apartment building that was shown throughout the years.

The building is located on the corner of Bedford St & Grove St in Greenwich Village. Whilst there is actually a coffee shop on the corner, I was disappointed to see it wasn’t named Central Perk!

Walk further up Grove St, (12-21 Grove St), to see the exterior shots of where Ross/Ugly Naked Guy lived.


Friends_Building in New York

The Friends Apartment Building



Travel Deals To New York

Whilst it’s always a good to have in mind what you’d like to achieve during your stay, your first priority when planning a trip to New York will probably be on keeping the costs down on flights & accommodation. Online travel agencies such as Expedia can offer competitive prices on hotels & flights that now also offer easy to use apps that can help you plan on the move.

Worth keeping an eye out for the Expedia Best Price Guarantee too that ensures best value.

Where Harry Met Sally

Remember back to THAT famous scene in a New York deli…well you too can sit where Sally sat!

Katz Deli was famous long before Meg Ryan & Billy Crystal took the screens with the movie blockbuster When Harry Met Sally.  In fact, although it was packed on the day we visited, we seemed to be the only ones interested in the Harry Met Sally connection.  Look out the large sign hanging from the ceiling that pinpoints exactly where Sally sat.

Katz Deli can be found at 205 East Houston Street, (corner of Ludlow St), and do try out what she’s having as the food is pretty spectacular.


Katz Deli; Harry met Sally


On Location Tours Central Park TV & Movie Sites

Those with a sightseeing pass may also be interested in joining an on location tour around central park that is included within your pass.  This walking tour around central park includes plenty of stops along the way where your guide will point out countless famous TV & movie locations through the years.

Ghostbusters Fire Station

Ghostbusters fans will want to check out the famous fire station on 14 N. Moore Street that was used for the exterior shots for the Ghostbusters HQ and offers a classic photo opportunity for avid fans.

Just be aware that it remains a working fire station!

The Empire State Building

Who can forget Sleepless in Seattle or the Cary Grant classic An Affair to Remember whilst not forgetting King Kong! The Empire State Building is synonymous with romantic movies in New York City through the years and no trip would be complete without a closer look.

Remember your Sightseeing Pass also includes entry to the Empire State Building.




Stand Under the Clock at Grand Central

Grand Central has been the backdrop to countless movies over the years including North By Northwest, The Cotton Club & The Fisher King. In addition, one of the first flash mobs took place at Grand Central Grand Central & quickly went viral. Stand under the infamous Grand Central clock; witness to many a romantic reunion over the years both on & off screen.

For those that have invested in a Sightseeing Pass you’ll discover that the Grand Central audio tour is included within your price too.





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