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5 New York TV Sets That Still Exist

by Travelbag on 06 September 2016, 15:09PM

It’s no coincidence that our favourite ever TV shows have come out of the US. The Americans have been making great TV for as long as we can remember.

New York City

Many of those hit series and cult classics are or have been set in New York. From Friends to Sex & The City, it’s one giant TV set.

Sound like your idea of TV heaven? Read on to find out which iconic filming locations you can visit on a holiday to New York.

1. Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment – Sex & The City

West Village

Fans of Sex & The City will remember Carrie Bradshaw for the fabulous New York socialite she is.

Stylish, single and sassy, Sarah Jessica Parker brought humour and plenty of pizzazz to our screens. She was the USA’s answer to Patsy Stone.

Of course, everyone knows a queen needs her palace. Fortunately, Carrie had just that – a stunning apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

The residence is actually situated in Manhattan’s West Village (66 Perry St) and is a fan favourite and a must for anyone planning a holiday to New York.


2. Monica and Rachel’s West Village Apartment - Friends

 Greenwich Village

Monica and Rachel’s apartment is another must-see on your New York city break.

Despite being based in New York, the show was never actually filmed here – apart from the exterior of Monica and Rachel’s trendy NY apartment block.

You can re-imagine Joey, Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler and Ross’s best moments with a visit to their Manhattan home.

The iconic Friends apartment is located in Greenwich Village and sits on the corner of Grove and Bedford Streets.

Coincide your visit with a Greenwich Village walking tour of New York to discover more of the chic neighbourhood.


3. The Grand Central Oyster Bar – Mad Men

 Grand Central Station

Step into the world sleek and classy world of Mad Men’s Don Draper.

The Grand Central Oyster Bar has featured in a number of episodes and is the perfect place to visit for a spot of lunch or an extra special evening meal.

For the real Mad Men experience, wear your best suit or your finest gown.

Aside from being a famous TV location, the 100-year-old bar is one of our favourite eating-places in New York.

The Grand Central Terminal is located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, just opposite the Chrysler Building – another renowned New York landmark.


4. The Ed Sullivan - The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


The Late Show is one of the most watched chat shows on American TV and is filmed right in the heart of New York.

If you’re planning a 2016 or 2017 visit to New York, we wholly recommend a trip to the Ed Sullivan Theater in Broadway, where the show is filmed.

Hang around long enough and you may even get a glimpse of one of the show’s featured A-list stars entering the studio.

Want to get closer to the action? New York Late Show tickets are available for anyone who wants to be a part of the show’s live audience.

Often the best way to see the show is to go directly through the website’s ticketing page. Book early enough in advance to avoid disappointment.


5. Pizza Land – The Sopranos

Newark NJ

Of all the TV series set in New York, The Sopranos has to be one of our all time favourites.

While the city has been depicted in a number of classic films – Goodfellas, The Godfather, A Bronx Tale – no TV show has come close to The Sopranos.

Fans of the show will be quick to point out that The Sopranos was filmed in New Jersey. However, the show also featured across locations around NYC.

Sopranos bus tours run around New York and New Jersey, with stand-in actors from the original show! But if you’ve only time to see one location, we recommend taking the subway to North Arlington to see the show’s famous Pizza Land restaurant.


Book your dream New York holiday today with Travelbag. Browse our website for a fantastic range of package deals, including New York hotels and flights.

Alternatively, check out our latest blog post on the culture vulture’s guide to New York’s best museums for more inspiration.

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