OK, I give up – I’ve been staring at these two film stills for way too long, and I just can’t figure out where they are. Can you help??
This first shot looks so damn familiar, and yet I can’t place it. At first, I thought it was a Grand Central entrance, but nothing matches. Then I thought it might . . .
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The other day, I was out scouting alleys, and decided to take a walk up to Broadway Alley, which runs from East 26th – 27th between Lex & 3rd.
Broadway Alley doesn’t get much filming*, but I figured I’d take some pictures and see what the current status was.
Broadway Alley has a pretty great alley look, with crumbling, grime-covered brick, tangles of fire escapes, graffiti and barbed wire. But as I walked down the alley, I noticed something I’d never seen before…
…Was that dirt I was walking on?
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I recently gave a tour of some of my favorite hidden NYC locations for the BBC’s First Person series. I’m sure these are familiar to you frequent readers, but they’re all still favorites of mine, and it was fun to revisit them all in one day. Enjoy!
BBC: Location Scout’s Guide To . . .
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The 71st floor observatory of the Chrysler Building, circa 1930. Wow:
Opened in 1930, the observatory featured a solar system motif, complete with a starburst roof and planet-like lamps. The observatory closed in 1945, and was gutted sometime later. More pictures here; sad pictures of the upper floors in an abandoned state . . .
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Last week, I took a trip down to the Financial District to scout 20 Exchange Place, a building you’ve almost definitely seen at some point in a film or TV show.
Originally the fourth tallest building in New York, 20 Exchange was built in 1930-31 as the headquarters for National City Bank . . .
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Seen today at the 23rd Street gas station.