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Updated 14 days ago

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We love this list because it takes us to iconic film and TV locations in New York—Gossip Girl, Friends, and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist included!

Friends Apartment

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From: Friends (1994-2004) Scene: Unagi. 👉🏼 DANGER!!!!!!! AHHHHH, SALMON SKIN ROLL.

  • 90 Bedford Street, New York City, New York, USA

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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From: Center Stage (2000) Scene: Jodie, a girl with big dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer, trains in the American Ballet Academy which they filmed here in Fordham University.

  • +12128755456
  • 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York City, New York USA

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Cinema Village

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From: Prime (2005) Scene: Rafi and David meet for the very first time while in line for tickets. She was with a friend, he was with a date. They’re instantly attracted to each other. They have a 14-year age gap.

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Magnolia Bakery - Grand Central Station

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From: Prime (2005) Scene: Dave’s friend Morris, possibly a sociopath, buys pies here to throw on the faces of bad dates. Yup, real mature.

  • +12126823588
  • Grand Central Terminal, Lower Dining Concourse, New York City, New York, USA

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Erin McKenna's Bakery NYC

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From: The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Scene: “Did someone eat an onion bagel?” Nigel asks in the Runway office. That onion bagel was from this very bakery, formerly known as Babycakes NYC.

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Smith & Wollensky

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From: The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Scene: Andy rushes to get Miranda’s steak even before the restaurant opened, which she ended up throwing in the sink out of frustration because Miranda decided to go out for lunch instead. 😭

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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From: Gossip Girl (Season 1, 2007) Scene: B with her minions lording over the steps of The Met. That’s it. That’s the scene. From: Ocean’s 8 (2018) Scene: Debbie attends Vogue’s Met Gala to steal a verrrry valuable Cartier necklace from a celebrity.

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Times Square

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From: Skins UK (Series 2, 2008) Scene: Sid, my precious Sid, travels all the way from Britain to America to look for the love of his life who flew to New York to escape their toxic lives. MGMT’s “Time To Pretend” plays in the background as he passes by a restaurant where Cassie is working while he shows strangers pictures of her to ask if they recognize her. Cue: HEART. BREAK.

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Brooklyn Bridge

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From: Sex & The City (2008) Scene: When Miranda and Steve were deciding to reunite after separating for a while, they agreed to meet on the Brooklyn Bridge if they both want to work it out. They both want to work it out. I proceed to cry.

  • Tillary Street, Brooklyn, New York, New York, USA

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Veselka

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From: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008) Scene: While racing to find the secret location to a Where’s Fluffy? surprise show, Norah loses Nick when he runs off with an ex so she goes here to eat her feelings. (Spoiler: They still end up together.) From: Ocean’s 8 (2018) Scene: Debbie Ocean and partner in crime Lou discuss their next big heist while eating in this iconic Ukrainian diner and New York icon.

  • +12122289682
  • 144 Second Avenue, New York City, New York, USA

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Pianos

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From: Sleeping With Other People (2015) Scene: Lainey asks Jake to hang out, which he misinterprets as a friends thing. He meets Lainey in this bar with his best friend, but quickly learns she wanted to actually go on a date.

  • +12125053733
  • 158 Ludlow Street, New York City, New York, USA

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Milk Bar - East Village

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From: Chef’s Table: Pastry (2018) Scene: Momma Christina tells the story of how she accidentally made Crack Pie and how she concocted Cereal Milk Panna Cotta and single-handedly made “cereal milk” a thing all over the world.

  • +16466924154
  • 251 East 13th Street, New York City, New York, USA

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Momofuku Noodle Bar - East Village

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From: Chef’s Table (2018) Scene: David, owner of the Momofuku restaurant group, tells the story of how he first met Christina and eventually pushed her to become the naked rainbow Birthday Cake-baking and Cereal Milk-making pastry chef-owner of Milk Bar that she is. 🎂

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4 Times Square

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From: Sex and the City (2008) Scene: Carrie Bradshaw walks into the Vogue office for a meeting where she is asked to be “The Last Single Girl.”

  • 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA

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Il Buco

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From: Prime (2005) Scene: SPOILER! It’s snowing. It’s been a while since Rafi and David have seen each other since they broke up. David spots Rafi from outside the restaurant. Their eyes meet. I’m heartbroken. Why is life so complicated?!

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Modern Gourmet Deli

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From: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008) Scene: “You know how some people like to eat at the same places? Well, Caroline likes to barf in the same places.”

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Arlene's Grocery

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From: Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008) Scene: “Will you be my boyfriend for 5 minutes?”

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