New York Film Locations




Ghostbusters (1984)

When Dr. Peter Venkman (Bill Murray) and his Columbia University colleagues (Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Ernie Hudson) are kicked out of their prestigious academic posts, they start a private practice as professional ghost-catchers. Although things do not start auspiciously for the three parascientists, their television advertisements finally pay off when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) contracts them. It seems her apartment has become the entryway for ghastly ghosts and goofy ghouls hellbent on terrorising New York City.


New York Public Library, 5th Avenue and East 42nd Street, Manhattan.
   

New York Public Library

The New York Public Library (NYPL) is one of the leading public libraries of the world and is one of the United States's most significant research libraries. It is composed of a very large circulating public library system combined with a very large non-lending research library system. It is simultaneously one of the largest public library systems in the United States and one of the largest research library systems in the world. It is a privately managed, nonprofit corporation with a public mission, operating with both private and public financing.

The NYPL has frequently appeared in feature films. It serves as the backdrop for a central plot development in the 2002 film Spider-Man and a major location in the 2004 apocalyptic science fiction film The Day After Tomorrow. In the 1978 film, The Wiz, Dorothy and Toto stumble across the Library and one of the Library Lions comes alive and joins them on their journey out of Oz. It is also featured prominently in the 1984 film Ghostbusters with three of the titular protagonists encounter the ghost of a librarian named Eleanor Twitty, who becomes violent when approached. Her origins and the Library's prominent standing are explored in the video game sequel, Ghostbusters: The Video Game. Other films in which the library appears include 42nd Street (1933), Portrait of Jennie (1948), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), You're a Big Boy Now (1966), Chapter Two (1979), Escape from New York (1981), Regarding Henry (1991), The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), The Time Machine (2002), and Sex and the City (2008) .

Manhattan City Bank, 5th Avenue (btw East 41st & 42nd Street) Manhattan.
   

Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue (btw West 63rd & 64th Street) Manhattan.
   

Manhattan Bridge, East River, Lower Manhattan.
   

16 East 63rd Street (btw 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue) Manhattan.
   

Tavern on the Green (btw West 66th & 67th Street) Manhattan.
   

Central Park West and Columbus Circle, Manhattan.
   

Centre Street and Chambers Street, Manhattan.
   

Columbia University, Broadway and 116th Street, Manhattan.
   

Subway, Broadway and Murray Street, Manhattan.
   

Times Square, Manhattan.
  Times Square is a major commercial intersection, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Street.

Webcam: Times Square Live Webcam
 

City Hall, Broadway and Steve Flanders Square, Manhattan.
   

Rockefeller Center, 5th Avenue (btw 49th & 50th Streets) Manhattan.
  Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres btw 48th and 51st streets.

Website: Official Rockefeller website
 

Dana Barrett's Apartment, 55 Central Park West and West 66th Street, Manhattan.
  Click HERE for more pictures and information about the apartment.  

Ghostbusters HQ, 8-14 North Moore Street and Varick Street, Manhattan.
   





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