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SuperHost
Photo & Video Studio for Rental
  • $30/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (76)
  • 76
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
The Studio is a fully equipped rental studio in Manhattan, NY for photo & video shoots, equipped Green Screen Studio. We cater to both established and up-and-coming designers, photographers, makeup artists, stylists, and fine artists. 200sf Studio 308 is conveniently located in Tribeca on 373 Broadway Open 7 days a week from 9am to 7pm. The studio features: PHOTOGRAPHY → Flexible Scheduling, → Godox MS300 300 Watts Monolight Strobe with 31×47 Rectangular Softbox (External Diffuser, Internal Diffuser) → Godox SK 300 Watts Monolight Strobe with 31×47 Rectangular Softbox (External Diffuser, Internal Diffuser) → Wireless Trigger For Canon/Nikon/Sony → Fashion Grey, Black or White Background Paper (107 in x 36 ft) There is fee of 20 dollars per pull of paper → 80″x 80″ 2 V Flats VIDEO → 3 Pack LED Video Lighting Kits with APP Control, Bi-Color Variable 2300K~6800K with Digital Display Brightness of 10~100% for Video Photography, CRI97+ TLCI97 Led Video Light Panel +Barndoor → 10 x 20 ft. Green Muslin Backdrop, Photography Background Screen, Green Chromakey, LNAPL20G PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY → Photo Studio Light Box 20″ Adjustable Brightness with Lighting Kit 120 LED Lights, Color Temperature: 5500K & 4 Colors Backdrops (Black, White, Grey, Orange) MISCELLANEOUS → Wardrobe Rack → Hair and Makeup Area → 2 Winsome Oakley Stool, 24″ → 2 Winsome 53780 Tabby Stool, White, 30″ → Wifi → AC → Fan → Spring Water Cooler → Elevator ALL ABOVE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE For an additional fee we also have a: → Canon 5D Mark II $30 → Canon 50mm $10 → Canon 24-105mm $20 → Flashpoint 1220m 600W $40 → Genaray Torpedo LED Daylight Focusing Flood Light $30 → Neewer AD400Pro 400W GN72 Flash Strobe Monolight with TTL HSS 2.4GHz N Wireless Remote System, 0.01-1s Recycle Time, 30W LED Modeling Lamp $40 → 27.5 inches Folding Beauty Dish Octagonal $20 → 60″ Silver Umbrella $20 → 40″ White Umbrella $10 Due to the 2019-2020 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), our studio is taking extra precautions with the care of every client to include health history review and enhanced sanitation/disinfecting procedures in compliance with CDC guidance. Total cast and crew limited to not more than 4 people.
SuperHost
Manhattan Bright & Spacious Studio Eq Included
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 4.0 (4)
  • 4
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
If you are looking for a professional, clean studio in middle of Manhattan at affordable prices, you may have found the right spot. Our 800 sqft studio in Midtown could be perfect for your next photo or video shoot. The studio is flushed with direct sunlight, comes with lighting equipment included in the price and a wide choice of seamless backgrounds!  NATURAL LIGHT: Studio has large windows facing South - so you get a lot of daylight as the sun moves through the sky throughout the afternoon. If you are looking for sunrays, the best time is from 10am onwards.  FURNITURE: There's a green chase and two brown faux-leather chairs available for your photoshoot with no additional cost!  EQUIPMENT: Comes with all the standard equipment and fixtures you need to have an amazing production with your crew, including 2 X Godox QT400IIM flashlights with different modifiers, and triggers for Nikon, Cannon and Sony. See the complete list below!  BACKDROP: We offer 12 different colors of backdrops and charge $20.00 per seamless pull. If you would like another color, please let us know 72 hrs in advance, and we will stock it for you for $80. ADD-ONS: Seamless Backdrops - $20 per pull Green Screen - $30 (flat fee) Godox VL200 - $30 (flat fee) Godox VL300 - $40 (flat fee) Additional Godox QT400IIM flashlights - $50 per item/max of 2 EIZO ColorEdge CS2420 24" External Monitor - $50 (flat fee) Additional Beauty Station - $50 (flat fee) CLEAN: We keep our studios absolutely clean - we are a bit obsessive about that! ON-SITE HELP: You will be greeted by our studio coordinator when you arrive, and in fact, we will put up the backdrop for you, free of charge! MUSIC: Talk to our Alexa devices and listen to your favorite station on Spotify! **PLEASE NOTE** - To keep the studio affordable for our clients, we don't charge a standard cleaning fee. So, please upkeep the space and leave it in the way it was presented. If the space is left unclean or disorganized, we will need to charge you a cleaning fee of $35. - We typically respond within an hour, can send you a video or do a facetime call, or would love for you to stop by and take a look before confirming your booking. We have few studio options in terms of natural light and size, and we want to make sure that you have a successful shoot! - The building does not have a doorman on Saturdays, Sundays and weekdays after 6pm. During those days/hours you will be responsible for physically letting in members of your team as they arrive. Key features: - Large studio: 800 sqft - Direct sunlight for high-end portraits - Right next to the Port Authority, 34th Street Penn Station and Times Square. - 12+ seamless colors, fabric backdrops and green screen - Strobes, softboxes, umbrellas included! - Air conditioned, Wifi, Steamer, Clothing racks, Alexa powered speakers + Spotify - AV cart, Posing stools, Posing table and Chaise sofa. Seamless Colors: - Super White, Black, Stone Grey, Pure White/Cream, Coral / Light Pink, Tulip / Pink, Blue Mist, Studio Blue, Orange, Canary / Yellow, Olive Green, Cocoa / Brown - Don't find what you need? Let us know, we can get it for you before your shoot.
SuperHost
Light Filled Loft With Classic Detail
  • $225/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (6)
  • 6
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
1800 sq. ft. loft in the heart of SoHo. 15' ceilings with original tin. Exposed brick. Floor to ceiling windows with amazing northern light. 2 newly renovated private bathrooms. Beautiful kitchenette with coffee and espresso maker. WiFi and wireless printer. Bose sound system with bluetooth wifi connection. Comfortable lounge area with dining and work table. One flight of stairs up- no elevator. We promise, it's worth it! Listed rate is for 40 people max. Base price for production. Events/offsites begin at $300/hr Pricing based 8am-6pm. Weekday Evening: $400/hr Weekend rates begin at $350/hr 8am-6pm, $450/hr evenings. Our studio loft is equipped to host creatives spanning every industry. We offer a robust assortment of grip and expendables at budget friendly prices. We are creative thinkers and problem solvers; our staff is warm and accommodating and expect to go above and beyond to allow you to create with ease and flexibility.
SuperHost
Bright Huge Photography Photo Studio Manhattan
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (29)
  • 29
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
★2 HOUR MIN. BOOKING★ OVERTIME = 1.5 TIMES Very bright and spacious for Photo studio for Photography / video production. {850 sq ft studio } in the heart of District in Midtown Manhattan. Studio managers on site. ★★★★★PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE FOR VIDEO RATES ★★★★★ The studio has direct sunlight from 8:30 am until sunset. ★★★★★ Please leave the STUDIO the way you found it and that way we do not have to charge you a RESET FEES of $30 ★★★★★ ★★★★★YOUR SET UP AND WRAP UP TIME IS WITHIN YOUR BOOKING HOURS ★★★★★ All the equipment we have if for you to use for FREE. Ceiling = 12ft Seamless paper = 24 different colors, with 107inches length of the paper. if you wish to use the paper as a background it is $25 per pull ★DIRECT SUNLIGHT We have TONS of direct sunlight that enters through the 4 South facing windows at 8:30 am ★PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION A C E 1 2 3 N Q R W 7 S All trains into Penn Station and buses into Port Authority ★AMENITIES : 2 freight elevators available 24 hours 3 passenger elevators 24 hours concierge and security 1 restroom dedicated to our studio ★EQUIPMENT LIST : ► 2 x c stands ►1 x avenger medium roller ►1 x medium boom arm ►2 X Heavy Duty Air Cushioned Impact background stands ►1 x Impact HD crossbar LIGHTS 2 x flashpoint strobes ( 1 X -- xplor 400 watt) ( 1 X -- 400 Watts MonoLight ) 1 Alien Bee Strobe 1 x Lowell DP light 1 x universal Remote trigger ★LIGHT MODIFIERS ►1 X Glow Ez lock 48” deep parabolic softbox with Grid + baffle ►1 X Photek SoftLighter Umbrella (60 inches) ►1 X black flag ►1 X Profoto beauty dish ►2 X vflats ►2 X show cards TAPE ►2 x rolls of Gaffers tape ( 1 white, 1 black) ★STYLIST UTILITIES ►10 Wooden hangers ►Garment Rack ►Steamer ★BACKGROUNDS (24 rolls of colored 107-inch seamless paper (1 of each color)) →Neutral grey→Jet→Slate grey → beige →Ivorine→Nutmeg →Bright orange → Orange→Forsythia →Sunshine → Leaf →Spruce → Deep Blue → Marine blue→Edgewood → Sky-blue →Plum→Brick →Scarlet→ Watermelon →Carnation pink ★CLAMPS ►2 x small a clamps ►2 x Large a clamps POWER CORDS ► 3 x extension cords ★CHAIRS ►4 stools on wheels ►2 Directors Chair ★MISC. ►4 x apple boxes ►1 x small capture station ►1 X Professional Make up Station, Hollywood Vanity lights ★ We have 2 security surveillance cameras and its will only be used in case of any disputes. ★ Our Studio manager does take a look at the camera once in a while just to make sure everything is going well at the studio. ★ Please leave the studio the way you found it and that way we do not have to charge you a cleaning fees or a studio reset fees of $30 ★ Please do not DRAG anything on these floors, we have made it a point to have everything on wheels so that there is minimal or no damage to the floors :-) Book our space for Photo Shoots, Portrait Photoshoot, Podcast, Film Shoot, Product Shoot, Fitness Video, Music Video, Web Series Shoot, Workout Video, Filming, Video Shoot, Casting, Apparel Shoot, Clothing Shoot, Commercial Photoshoot, Fashion Shoot, Head Shot, Photo Shoot, Promotional Video, Product Shoot, Promotional Photos, Editorial Photo shoot, Fashion photography studio, Photography studio
SuperHost
Spacious Daylight Photo Studio in Midtown
  • $50/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (37)
  • 37
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Our 600 sqft studio in Midtown Manhattan is perfect for your next photo or video shoot! The studio is flushed with daylight and comes with lighting equipment included in the price and a wide choice of seamless backgrounds! The studio is steps away from A, C, E, 1, 2, 3, N, Q, R, W, 7 & S trains and 1 block from Port Authority. Studio has large windows facing south - so you get a lot of daylight as the sun moves through the sky throughout the afternoon. If you are looking for sunrays, the best time is between 10am-4pm. We will greet you on your arrival to and make sure that you are well settled in the space and have what you need. Comes with all the standard equipment and fixtures you need to have an amazing production with your crew. We typically respond within an hour, can show you the space if you would like to see it before booking and remain in touch to help answer any last minute questions. **PLEASE NOTE** - To keep the studio affordable for our clients, we don't charge a standard cleaning fee. Therefore, we request our clients to upkeep the space and leave it in the way it was presented to them at the starting of their session. If the space is left unclean or disorganized, we will need to charge you a cleaning fee of $35. - We offer 12 different colors of backdrops, and charge $20.00 per seamless pull. If you would like another color, please let us know 72 hrs in advance, and we will stock it for you for $80. Send us a message if you have any questions. We are looking forward to hosting you! Key features: - Large studio: 600 sqft - Direct sunlight for high-end portraits - Right next to the Port Authority, 34th Street Penn Station and Times Square. - 12+ seamless colors, fabric backdrops and green screen - Strobes, softboxes, umbrellas included! - Air conditioned, Wifi, Steamer, Clothing racks, Alexa powered speakers + Spotify - AV cart, Posing stools, Posing table and Chaise sofa. Seamless Colors: - Super White, Black, Stone Grey, Pure White/Cream, Coral / Light Pink, Tulip / Pink, Blue Mist, Studio Blue, Orange, Canary / Yellow, Olive Green, Cocoa / Brown - Don't find what you need? Let us know, we can get it for you before your shoot. ADD-ONS: Seamless Backdrops - $20 per pull Green Screen - $30 (flat fee) Godox VL200 - $30 (flat fee) Godox VL300 - $40 (flat fee) Additional Godox QT400IIM flashlights - $50 per item/max of 2 EIZO ColorEdge CS2420 24" External Monitor - $50 (flat fee) Additional Beauty Station - $50 (flat fee) Complete list of equipment: 1 X Godox VL200 1 X Godox VL300 1 X Godox XProC TTL (Canon and Nikon) 2 X Godox 14"x63" Beehive Honeycomb Grid Strip Softbox 1 X Beauty Dish with Grid and Diffuser sock 2 X Impact Umbrella Silver - Medium 2 X Profoto Umbrella White - Medium 1 X Matthews Flag 18 X 24 1 X Dolly - Small 2 X Impact 8' Air-Cushioned Light Stand / Backdrop Stands 1 X Adjustable Crossbar 2 X Impact Folding Wheeled Base Stand 2 X Stands with Godox S-Type Speedlite Bracket for Bowens 1 X Boom Stand with Rollers 2 X Impact Deluxe Varipole Support System 6 X Sandbags 2 X Apple Box 4 X Clamps 3 X AC Extension Cords 1 X Paper Knife 1 X Folding Ladder 1 X Posing Table 1 X AV Cart 1 X Ring Light 18’’ 1 X Steamer 2 X Mirrors 2 X Folding Tables 1 X Record Player 1 X Mini Fridge 2 X White Rolling Tables 2 X Posing Stools 1 X Red Sofa Chaise 2 X 8'V-Flats (Black and White)
SuperHost
Classic Union Square loft with two kitchens
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Home Studios Inc. - a premier event space perfect for film and photo shoots, corporate and culinary events, private parties and elegant weddings. With over 15 years of experience we can provide a perfect venue for any event you can imagine, including fashion shows, product launches and celebrity chef demonstrations. Our studio is outfitted with 14' ceilings, an exposed brick wall, fluted original columns, and two adjoining kitchen spaces for two different looks.
SuperHost
Traditional mens barber shop: Location 5011
  • $400/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Traditional mens barber shop Hourly rate shown is based on a still photo shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less for a minimum of 10 hours. To inquire about availability and rates for filming and/or larger impact bookings, send a message with the following details: - Job Name: - Job Type (Film, TV, Commercial, Photo, Music Video, etc.): - Dates Needed: - # of Hours Needed: - Specific Times Needed: - Areas of Location Needed: - Cast & Crew/Attendees Size:
SuperHost
North Manhattan Studio Great Daylight
  • $100/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
We are a multipurpose professional studio space for group classes, photography and videography, and small meetings (*no food or alcohol allowed without specific written permission). Parties, DJs, and art installations are not permitted. The studio is lined with windows on two walls, mirrors on one wall, and complete with professional dance flooring. There is a small waiting area at the studio's entrance, and a small kitchen a few steps away. We do not provide WiFi. Photography Bookings: Our daylight studio facility with 13' ceilings and two walls of windows contains a variety of studio options for shoots of any size. From intimate one-on-one photo shoots to larger shoots, we are the perfect place for your next shoot. (Great for video as well.) Features: - 24/7 availability - Large Freight Elevator - Seamless backdrops available upon request - Still life table available upon request - ProFoto Lighting, background, and camera equipment available for rental - Near Public Transportation & Parking Facilities - Steps away from 1 Train, and a few blocks from A
SuperHost
Modern NYC penthouse: Location 5098
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Modern NYC penthouse with city view Hourly rate shown is based on a still photo shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less for a minimum of 10 hours. To inquire about availability and rates for filming and/or larger impact bookings, send a message with the following details: - Job Name: - Job Type (Film, TV, Commercial, Photo, Music Video, etc.): - Dates Needed: - # of Hours Needed: - Specific Times Needed: - Areas of Location Needed: - Cast & Crew/Attendees Size:
SuperHost
Artists loft: Location 4243
  • $275/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Artists loft with bright room Hourly rate shown is based on a still photo shoot with a crew/talent size of 15 or less for a minimum of 10 hours. To inquire about availability and rates for filming and/or larger impact bookings, send a message with the following details: - Job Name: - Job Type (Film, TV, Commercial, Photo, Music Video, etc.): - Dates Needed: - # of Hours Needed: - Specific Times Needed: - Areas of Location Needed: - Cast & Crew/Attendees Size:

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About New York

No matter whether you call it the Big Apple, the City That Doesn’t Sleep, Gotham, Empire City or just plain NYC, New York is one of those places that needs no introduction. This vibrant and bustling city is bursting with life and is the sort of destination where there is always something going on, no matter what time of day.

If you’re putting together a production in New York, whether it’s a small independent play or a big-budget blockbuster, there’s a lot you need to consider. Keep reading for tips and advice on how to make the most of the endless creative opportunities this iconic city provides.

Production Space Options in New York

There are a lot of different ingredients that need to combine together to create a successful production. To help everything run as smoothly as possible, be sure to get a little help from the experts.

  • Caterers
    Need to fuel your cast and crew? Compare New York’s best caterers to find the right food to help your team power through the day.

  • AV Rentals
    Searching for some extra tech equipment to get your New York production space into shape? Check out what the best NYC AV rental services have to offer in terms of sound and lighting gear, cameras, and much more.

  • Camera Operators
    If you need some expert assistance for your production, search around to find experienced camera operators. With the right people on your crew, you can help give your production a professional edge.

Production Space Companies in New York

Looking for the best companies to help organize your New York production? NYC has many businesses you might like to consider.

  • Roaming Hunger
    Want to book food truck catering to keep your production cast and crew fed and watered? Look no further than Roaming Hunger, which makes it easy to book your favorite food trucks so they can dish up some deliciousness whenever you need it.

  • Dish Food & Events
    Dish Food & Events is a catering company that serves NYC, Brooklyn, Queens, and points further afield. While it offers full-service catering for a range of corporate and social events, Dish Food & Events also offers drop-off as well as grab & go catering.

  • Soundhouse Rentals
    Soundhouse Rentals is an NYC rental company where you can find state-of-the-art audio, visual, and DJ equipment for hire. Established in 2011, this Brooklyn-based company offers competitive rates on lighting gear, speakers, video cameras, and more, plus it also provides on-site event production and technical services.

Pros and Cons of Production Spaces in New York

Is New York the right destination for your next production? Consider the pros and cons before you decide.

Advantages

  • Major global city
    New York is one of the world’s biggest and best cities, so you’ll find a huge range of talented people living and working here. From sound technicians to set designers, some of the world’s best call NYC home.

  • Huge range of venues
    In a city that boasts the size and history of New York, you can bet that you’ll be able to find a truly huge range of production venues.

  • Great food
    NYC is home to incredible cuisine from all over the world, which is great if you need to source some quality catering for your production.

  • Cultural scene
    From the bright lights of Broadway to its many excellent museums, this is a city rich in arts and culture. So if you want to get in touch with your creative side, you’re in the right place.

  • Diversity
    Few cities on earth fit the description of a “cultural melting pot” quite as well as New York. So whether you’re looking for diverse on-screen talent or new and different creative ideas, there’s plenty to love about NYC.

Disadvantages

  • Plenty of competition
    Standing out from the crowd in a city as big as New York can be a major challenge, and you’ll face plenty of competition for top talent and the best New York production spaces.

  • Crowds
    NYC is a big, bustling, and very busy city, so expect to encounter plenty of tourists and locals just about everywhere you go. This can be frustrating at times, so you’ll just need to learn to go with the flow.

  • Expensive
    The Big Apple is one of the most expensive cities in the world, so booking a New York production space requires planning and budgeting. But the rewards will be many.

  • Humid summers
    New York’s hot and sticky summers can be particularly punishing, so you’ll probably want to look for a New York production space with efficient air-con.

  • Traffic
    Driving around the city? Traffic can be a nightmare, so consider the location of your New York production space carefully.

Famous Locations in New York

  • Empire State Building
    NYC attractions don’t get any bigger or more recognizable than the Empire State Building. This 102-story Art Deco masterpiece was completed in 1931 and is a much-loved sight in the New York skyline. Check out the two observation decks for spectacular city views.

  • Times Square
    Located in Midtown Manhattan, Times Square is the beating heart of this world-famous city. Spend some time in this always busy attraction marveling at the tall buildings, bright lights, and masses of people and it’s easy to see why Times Square is sometimes referred to as ‘The Crossroads of the World.’

  • Statue of Liberty
    No visit to New York is complete without taking some time to marvel at the iconic Statue of Liberty. Sitting pretty on 12-acre Liberty Island in New York Harbor, this famous gift of friendship from France to the United States is smaller than you may expect, but still inspires awe.
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Filming locations from the best crime movies shot in NYC

The New York City people imagine—whether they are lifelong New Yorkers or have yet to visit—is now mostly the stuff of fiction, an image dreamed up on the big screen. In recent years, some might say the city has been Disneyfied, stripped of its grit and grime in favor of coffee shop chains and gentrified boroughs. But if there's anything that immediately transports us back to the gaudy and gorgeously anti-glamorous streets we've come to associate with the City that Never Sleeps, it's the innumerable crime films that were shot there.

There's just something utterly timeless and irresistible about this dark and seedy side of NYC and, luckily for cinephiles, some of the most memorable monuments from such crime classics as "The Godfather" and "Taxi Driver" still remain. This means you can still go and visit some relics from the New York of yesteryear itself.

To help get your cinematic pilgrimage off to a start, Giggster looked at noteworthy shooting locations you can visit from the best crime movies shot in New York City. To qualify as one of the best, the film had to have at least a 7.5 user rating on IMDb.

Calvary Cemetery in Queens
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Don Corleone's resting place in 'The Godfather'

- Location: Calvary Cemetery, Greenpoint Avenue, Queens

Calvary Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery that stretches across 365 acres, making it one of the largest—as well as one of the oldest—cemeteries in the United States. The grounds are home to a few centuries worth of notable politicians and performers, as well as real-life mobsters like Stefano Ferrigno, deeming it an appropriate setting for one of the most emotionally charged scenes in "The Godfather."

It was in a section of the cemetery known as "First Calvary Cemetery" where Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) was laid to rest after suffering a heart attack while playing in the garden with his grandson. The funeral scene required 150 extras, 20 hearses, limousines, and thousands of dollars worth of flowers. As a spectacular site of historical preservation, the cemetery looks largely unchanged from how it was depicted in the movie—save for the warm, grainy camera filter.

20 Exchange Place
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The bank exterior in 'Inside Man'

- Location: 20 Exchange Place, Manhattan

20 Exchange Place, formerly known as the City Bank-Farmers Trust Building, is a skyscraper located in the financial district of lower Manhattan, which boasts a facade bejeweled with high-end stones. In 2006, it appeared in Spike Lee's heist film "Inside Man" as a fictional bank branch named Manhattan Trust Bank.

Once a relic of New York's wave of art deco architecture in the 1920s, it has since been modernized. Though in the film, it was restored to its former glory and made to look like a financial institution from a former time. The building is basically a location scout's paradise, not least because of the ease of the city's Made in NY marketing incentives program, but also because, according to film location scout Nick Carr, who'd previously scouted the building for "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," filmmakers tend to get their run of the place here.

St. Regis Hotel
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The last pickup location in 'Taxi Driver'

- Location: St. Regis Hotel, 2 E. 55th St., Manhattan

Martin Scorcese's "Taxi Driver" is an expressionistic vision of NYC in the 1970s, before the city's so-called Disneyfication. The film is a lonely and claustrophobic journey through the psyche of Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro), but there's some light relief when he gives Cybill Shepherd's character, Betsy, a free ride to the St. Regis Hotel on Fifth Avenue. While the city has undergone an extensive transformation since then, the St. Regis Hotel—known throughout the city for its glamour and prestige—has mostly gone untouched. The building itself is still largely the same, though the outside awning has been jazzed up a little with lights and black accents.

Radio City seen over the fountain on Sixth Street
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The fountain Howie is thrown into in 'Uncut Gems'

- Location: 1245 6th Ave., Manhattan

As lifelong residents of New York City, the Safdie brothers have been committed to depicting the city at its sleaziest and best. In "Uncut Gems," their best-known film, Adam Sandler plays Howard Ratner, an on-edge jeweler attempting to barter his way through midtown Manhattan's diamond district. It's a location in perfect proximity to some of New York's most iconic sights—Fifth Avenue, Trump Tower, as well as 30 Rock, where Sandler got his start on "Saturday Night Live"—and now the film has made an icon of a water fountain on Sixth Avenue in the district.

In one memorable scene, after being punched in the face by two goons, Howard gets thrown into the fountain. While filming, Sandler was spotted bloodied and drenched in the fountain by passersby; the Safdies generally like to plant their cameras across the block, making the scenes as realistic as possible.

Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn
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Where the famous car chase starts in 'The French Connection'

- Location: 2415 Stillwell Ave., Brooklyn

See it once and it will be burned into your brain forever. In one of the most famous car chase scenes in cinema history, Detective Jimmy Doyle (Gene Hackman) races through packed New York City streets in an attempt to arrest a man who commandeered a subway train. Doyle's wicked temper is in full force as tires screech across the pavements of Stillwell Avenue in Brooklyn.

Director William Friedkin has famously said that the scene wasn't entirely scripted but rather conceptualized on location—and off the cuff. Apparently, one reason for this is that the district only permitted the filmmaker to use one particular Brooklyn line: the West End stretch from Coney Island into Manhattan, the West End line. Since filming, the Avenue has expanded with apartment buildings, shops, and larger roads, but it still bears a remarkable resemblance to the area in the film.