New York City has played host to innumerable films over the years. Now it’s your turn to live the magical moments you’ve seen on the big screen. Here are a few of the most iconic movie locations in NYC.
Taxi Driver – Columbus Circle
Robert De Niro circles nearly the entire island of Manhattan in this classic 1976 thriller directed by Martin Scorsese. One of the film’s most memorable scenes involves a failed assassination attempt at a rally in Columbus Circle. Still one of the city’s coolest intersections, the roundabout at Columbus Circle is conveniently located at the southern tip of Central Park. Steps from the subway it’s just a quick train ride away from the Duane Street Hotel—or take a cue from Mr. De Niro and grab a taxi.
Columbus Circle. New York, NY.
Sleepless in Seattle – Empire State Building
Who could forget when Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan meet for the first time 86 floors above the city on the Empire State Building’s observation deck? It’s time you take a hint from the cross-coastal lovers and make the journey yourself. You’ll be able to see all five boroughs and nearly every building in Manhattan from the towering panoramic roof deck. If you’re really in the rom-com mood, plan to go during sunset—your date is sure to be impressed.
Empire State Building. 350 5th Ave, New York, NY. (212) 736-3100
When Harry Met Sally – Katz’s Delicatessen
Everybody knows Katz’s Delicatessen is one of the best delis in the city. Largely thanks to “When Harry Met Sally,” their sandwiches are sometimes referred to as orgasmic. Piled comically high with pastrami, corned beef or brisket their iconic creations are revered by locals and tourists alike. Crowds come with the territory, so try to avoid peak meal times to avoid a long line.
Katz’s Delicatessen. 205 E Houston St, New York, NY. (212) 254-2246
Miracle on 34th Street – Macy’s
It’s almost Christmas time again, and “Miracle on 34th Street” is one of the most renowned holiday films of them all. Macy’s still occupies its flagship location in Herald Square, where the movie takes place. The opulent, festive decor still brings passersby a childlike joy during the holiday season.
Macy’s. 51 W 34th St, New York, NY. (212) 695-4400