New York Film Locations




Sliver (1993)

Carly Norris (Sharon Stone) is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford (Tom Berenger) who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins (William Baldwin), the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack maybe the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she maybe the killer's next victim.


otsoNY Comments: When Sharon Stone's character Carly Norris first views the apartment which is up for rent, the actual street and entrance is in fact from a location in Los Angeles and not in New York City. The real entrance to the New York based apartment building on Madison Avanue looks quite different from its LA stand-in.

Carly Norris Apartment, 211 Madison Avenue and East 36th Street, Manhattan.
  Click HERE for more pictures and information about the apartment.  

otsoNY Comments: According to the film, the tall and narrow sliver building is located at 113 East 38th Street in Manhattan, placing it at 38th Street and Park Avenue. The actual building used in the film is known as Morgan Court, located at 211 Madison Avenue, one block west and two blocks south of the fictional address. It was built in the 1980s and has 32 floors.

otsoNY Comments: The Madison Avenue building was spotted by one of the film's location managers as she jogged down the street, and it became producer Robert Evans' only choice. One of its advantages was the 24th-floor duplex with wraparound windows that posed, in some scenes, as Sharon Stone's pad. It rents for $5,200 a month-two or three times what a book editor like Stone's character could probably afford.

otsoNY Comments: Unlike in the film, there is no 13th floor and no laundry room, where one character gets trapped. The filmmakers did make use of the building's actual garden but passed up the plain, beige lobby for a more high-tech-looking Los Angeles set.

Reservoir Bridge Central Park (West 94th Street) Manhattan.
   

Reservoir Gothic Bridge

The Gothic Bridge in Central Park is one of three cast iron bridges around the Reservoir. Built to carry recreational equestrian traffic in the park, as well as pedestrians. The triangular spaces at each end of Gothic Bridge (called spandrels) were given curved ironwork suggestive of Gothic church architecture of the Middle Ages, hence the bridge's name. The graceful curves and oval vault make Gothic one of the most distinctive bridges in the park. No two bridges in Central Park are the same.

Gym, West 42nd Street (btw 7th & 8th Avenues) Manhattan.
   

Electronic Shop, 5th Avenue and East 38th Street, Manhattan.
  Shop has since been demolished.  

New York Public Library, 5th Avenue (btw 40th and 42nd Street) Manhattan.
   






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