Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween in NY: Bleecker Street

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Halloween is the only time of the year that I actually pay attention to store window displays, and I’m always impressed by the offerings on Bleecker Street in the West Village. I took a bike ride down Bleecker today to take some pictures (I’m convinced there’s some sort of secret neighborhood association that spreads extra leaves on the ground to ... Read More »

The Film Locations of Rosemary’s Baby

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“New York, You’ve Changed” is a new Scouting NY feature in which the New York depicted in movies is compared with the city of today. Not just the usual list of shooting locations, this is a full shot-by-shot dissection to see what New York once was and what it has become,  for better or worse. We’ll be running Halloween-themed posts ... Read More »

A Visit to Castle Rock

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Nothing beats asking what you’re supposed to be scouting for, and being told: “Castles.” If you’ve ever driven along Route 9D in Garrison, New York, you may have seen it from the road: a fairy tale-like castle poking out from the trees at the top of a mountain: Built in 1881, Castle Rock was the estate of Illinois Central Railroad ... Read More »

The Film Locations of Taxi Driver (Part 3)

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Just finding us? Start with Part 1 of our Taxi Driver examination to avoid confusion! Continuing along where we last left off, Travis takes Betsy to Times Square for their ill-fated movie date. Exactly where they are is tough to place as they walk along Broadway/7th Ave, but based on the median, I believe they’re at the corner of 45th ... Read More »

The Film Locations of Taxi Driver (Part 2)

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Today, we delve into Part 2 of our Taxi Driver coverage (Part 1 is here). When we last left off, Travis Bickle was cruising through Times Square. We then catch him uptown as he makes a drop off at the Hotel Olcott at 27 West 72nd Street. Here, he drives up to the hotel, and we see the O LAR ... Read More »

The Film Locations of Taxi Driver

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If locations were billed alongside actors, Robert DeNiro would share co-starring credits on Taxi Driver with New York City.   The character of Travis Bickle is utterly co-dependent with the New York of 1976, a spawn of all that New York had become at the time. Without the tough, dangerous, smut-filled, immoral, seedy, dank, sweaty, filthy, gritty streets of that ... Read More »