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SuperHost
Photo & Video Studio for Rental
  • $30/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (80)
  • 80
  • 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 Loft/Office
  • $350/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (1)
  • 1
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
This space is a combo of a few small offices, a conference room, a full kitchen, a dining area, a living room like area and a small deck overlooking New York City. It's part studio, part offices, part loft. Great for fashion photo shoots or small film crews and documentary interview jobs. We suggest you arrange a scout visit. Security Deposit: $500/day Cleaning fee: $150
SuperHost
Midtown Blackout Music Video Photo Studio RGB LED
  • $55/hr
  • New
  • 4.9 (51)
  • 51
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Midtown Manhattan Blackout production studio with the biggest RGB Light Wall, X light Wall & 3D Wall in NYC. This studio is perfect for Music Videos & Dance Videos & Photo Shoots. This space has a beautiful makeup area with a hair salon sink & chair surrounded by two 6'x5' full body mirrors. The space also comes with a burnt red clawfoot tub with gold feet and faucet set. The space is partitioned by 10' high black velvet curtains.This space is STUNNING!!! The space comes with 2 continuous Good lights with stands, 2 c-stands, 3 tier backdrop holder, 2 sandbags, 3 extension cords, 3 clamps, a portable steamer & a power strip at no extra charge. Additional Strobes, Lights, soft boxes, light modifiers & wireless triggers can be rented as add-ons.
SuperHost
Bright Daylight Photo Studio Midtown Manhattan
  • $59/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (60)
  • 60
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
★4 HOUR MIN. BOOKING★ OVERTIME = 1.5 TIMES Super bright, spacious photo and video production space {780 sq ft studio } in the heart of Manhattan. ★★★★★PLEASE SEND US A MESSAGE FOR VIDEO RATES ★★★★★ ★ Studio manager is on site 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 any paper background it is $25 per pull ⬛ DIRECT SUNLIGHT TONS of direct sunlight that floods through the 4 east facing windows at 8:30 am Also TONS of light pouring in from 3 Large south facing windows DIRECT sun light until sunset. ⬛ PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION A C E 1 2 3 N Q R W 7 S All trains to Penn Station and buses to Port Authority AMENITIES 2 freight elevators available 24 hours 3 passenger elevators 24 hours concierge and security 1 dedicated Restroom for our studio ⬛ EQUIPMENT LIST : STANDS ►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 ★MUSIC ► 1 X Portable Bose speaker with Bluetooth and Aux BACKGROUNDS (24 rolls of color 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 MISC. ►2 x apple boxes ►1 x small capture station on wheels ►1 X Make up Station STYLIST UTILITIES ►10 Wooden hangers ►Garment Rack ►Steamer CHAIRS ►4 stools on wheels ►2 Directors chair ★ 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. ★ Please do not DRAG anything on these floors. ★★★★★ ❤ ✽ HELP US HELP YOU GET A CLEAN WHITE STUDIO ✽ ❤ ★★★★★ Book our space for Photo Shoots, Portrait Photoshoot, Podcast, Film Shoot, Product Shoot, Fitness Video, Music Video, Web Series Shoot, Workout Video
SuperHost
Unique & Versatile Brick Warehouse with Roof Deck
  • $250/hr
  • New
  • 4.0 (11)
  • 11
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
This beautiful pre-war machine shop in the heart of Williamsburg showcases 1920s’ chic decor, exposed brick and soaring ceilings. This listing is for the entire building, which includes the first floor gallery, second floor vintage loft, and roof deck. The building can host up to 74 guests. The loft visually immerses you in nostalgia with its vintage furniture and classic speakeasy vibe. The lovingly renovated interior of original wood and reclaimed metal, with 13-ft ceilings and custom art pieces make a stunning, camera-ready setting for film, photoshoots, or special events. A 30-person capacity private roof deck opens up to the beautiful city skyline. The street-level gallery offers a crisp white-brick gallery space with neutral gray concrete floors and walls stretching 15 ft in height — ready to display art or host modern vows. Our Williamsburg location is ideal for pop-ups, sample sales, holding, or private openings. Our flexible space can host your conference, launch party, film or photoshoot, wedding or reception. A quintessentially Brooklyn place to make your creative, social, and professional events come to life. First floor: 1,500 sf. white-brick walled gallery, with 15' ceilings, 13' drive-in garage, concrete floors and gallery lighting. Second floor: 1,800 sf. white-brick wall hand-built loft with sound system, bar setup and DJ lighting. Public bathroom with 3 stalls, 2 urinals. Roof: the decked area has a 30 person capacity. Productions may shoot beyond decked area by submitting a protection plan to protect surface and ensures crew safety. Renters will be responsible for any damage to the roof outside of the roof deck. -Natural Light / Skylights -15’ Ceilings -Chest Freezer -FIOS Internet Wifi -Vintage Furniture Included -Dedicated Parking Space -7 Bathrooms Stocked & Cleaned -On-site Location Manager -Heating & A/C -Brooklyn Skyline View Availability 7 Days a Week 6AM - 1AM Production possible past 1 AM Music events end at midnight All Ages Capacity Full Building • 74 persons Roof • 30 persons Additional Fees $3,200 weekend minimum All events require security for an additional $280 $1,000 security deposit $500 for our DJ setup, concert piano, and drum kit. You may rent your own system. Rate starts at $180/hr Cleaning Fees: $220 both floors HOUSE RULES Midnight end time for amplified music NO Smoking Open fires or exposed candles (sternos allowed for catering/food warming purposes). Overnight Stays Adult Filming YES Catering is allowed Alcohol permitted, but cannot be sold ROOF ACCESS FOR PRODUCTION Under no circumstances are guests, equipment, or staff allowed anywhere off the wooden roof deck. Exceptions can be made for shoots. Productions may shoot beyond decked roof area by submitting a protection plan to protect surface and ensures crew safety. Plan must be submitted and approved with management one (1) week before the rental. Renters will be responsible for any damage to the roof outside of the deck. Roof deck has a capacity of 30 persons. LOST ITEMS We will make our best attempt to return any lost items. However, we are not responsible for any property left behind after your rental. Ensure you and your guests remove everything before leaving the building, we have cleaners who will remove unidentified items from the building without consultation. We suggest retrieving left items within 24 hours of event.
SuperHost
Versatile Photo Studio in Flatiron
  • $175/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (5)
  • 5
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Huge 3000 sq.ft. photo studio in Flatiron with 24-feet Cyc. Bright, tranquil, extremely versatile and functional. Professional photo studio. AMENITIES - 20 amp duplex circuits - 24 Ft Wide Cyclorama - All furniture included - AV projector + TV - Blackout Options - Breakout Room - Hair & Make up Station - High Capacity Wifi - Kitchen - Laser-Jet Printer - Magnet Walls - Natural Light - Passenger & Freight Elevators - Photocopy Machine - Ping Pong table - Sonos Sound-System - Two Bathrooms and One Shower - Work Tables + Seating Areas SURROUNDINGS & PARKING . 2min walk from 23 St subway station . 4min walk to Flatiron Building, Madison Ave, Union Square Park . Street parking on neighboring streets . 0.3 miles to the nearest parking garage ALL OUR SPACES & REVIEWS bit.ly/OurSpacesAndReviews ABOUT US: With over 1000+ bookings, 450+ unique clients, and 99% five-star reviews, we are a premium, pro venue-rental + concierge service company, managing over 20 design-focused spaces across New York City. Clients include: Google, Uber, Public Goods, Open Web, Hinge, WeWork, HBO, Netflix, Bet Networks, ACB, NBC, Fox, Apple, LinkedIn, Etsy, Smuggler, Samsung, Huff Post + FREE CONCIERGE We offer free end-to-end planning services exclusive to our clients. When you decide to work with us, you immediately unlock a dedicated concierge specialized in your booking rental type who will shoulder all the heavy lifting of translating your vision into reality. DISCLAIMERS COI is mandatory for all companies that book us for productions, meetings, and events. For individuals, we can refer affordable COI suppliers. Prices shown are our minimum before qualifying your reservation. Additional fees may apply once we have a full understanding of your project such as: total number of attendees, start and end time of your reservation, vehicles involved (production), the amount of EQ to load in/out, etc. PLEASE NOTE: Tiers, prices and minimum hours may be different than shown on Giggster depending on rental type (meetings, events, productions, showrooms) due to their settings. Confirm with us. CAPACITY & PRICES Meetings ― max. 40 guests; from $175/hr to $380/hr Events ― max: 60 guests; from $325/hr to $585/hr Productions ― max: 25 guests; from $175/hr to $275/hr Showrooms ― max: 60 guests; from $275/hr to $495/hr $1950 minimum quotes for Offsite Meetings and Productions. $2600 minimum quotes for Events.
SuperHost
Soho loft apartment: Location 4045
  • $375/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Soho loft apartment with large windows 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
Boho loft apartment: Location 2812
  • $425/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Boho loft apartment 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
Contemporary penthouse apartment: Location 2748
  • $450/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Contemporary penthouse apartment with roof garden 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
Large modern penthouse duplex: Location 2991
  • $750/hr
  • New
  • 5.0 (0)
  • Instant book
  • New York, NY
Large modern penthouse duplex with rooftop 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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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need my own production or event insurance in New York?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in New York on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in New York?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in New York at giggster.com, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Production spaces are available in New York?
Right now, there are 784 Production spaces available in New York.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for New York bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for New York guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for New York locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near New York?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in New York. Just start a search at giggster.com and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my New York booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in New York?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in New York is $299 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in New York?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Production spaces in New York, NY?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $30 to $750.
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How do I cancel a New York reservation request?
You can contact our team to request a cancellation. Learn more about our cancellation policy.

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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.
A busy New York City street
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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.