Filming in New York… part of the city’s atmosphere!

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New York City… tourists love it, the locals love it and even film directors love it! There are so many filming locations in New York that have been used in countless films, and with many films being filmed in the Big Apple now, going and checking out some of the most recognisable places or film-crew filming will certainly help make New York a holiday to remember.

If you don’t see any celebrities or a film being shot, there is always Broadway, and there are some of the best Broadway shows in New York that you don’t want to miss out on.

There are some extremely popular locations in New York to shoot with some having over 30+ films being made at the same location. Click here for a location map showing all the places that films have been made!


One of the most famous films shot in New York is Fame which is one of the most iconic musicals of all time, with an updated version then being filmed nearly 30 years later the original came out. You can probably find the recognisable high-school that they famously attended; they used (at the time) the left wing of the abandoned Church which is almost directly opposite the real school – all on W46th Street in Times Square so keep your eyes peeled for that location.

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Ghostbusters was also filmed in NYC and to this day has left its mark. On a bus-tour we went and saw the Ghostbusters locations and it truly is remarkable seeing it in real life than on the screen. Bring your cameras if you go to visit any of these locations because you don’t want to miss out on the photo opportunity. They used many different locations in New York from the New York Public Library (5th Avenue & East 42nd Street), Manhattan Bridge in Lower Manhattan and Ghostbusters HQ(8-14 North More Street & Varick Street, Manhattan).

At Ghostbusters HQ you can find the Ghostbusters pictures still painted on the sidewalk by the entrance; amazing how the film has left its mark on New York.

What films have been filmed in New York?

There are so many films that have been filmed in New York that the list can go on forever, click here for a whole list of every film that has been made in New York.

What’s being filmed while I’m on holiday?

New York really is the city that never sleeps, and there will most likely be always something being filmed while on your holiday in New York. If movies are being filmed in New York while you’re there, you might be able to see some celebrities near the filming location. Click here for daily updates on what movies and TV shows are being filmed on the day and at what locations.

What’s on now?

There are so many famous TV shows and movies being filmed in New York currently from The Tonight Show, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Six Degrees of Murder, Impractical Jokers, Breaking Brooklyn and many more. If the amount of films and shows choosing to film here doesn’t prove how beautiful the city really is, maybe you should take a trip and find out for yourself.

New York really is an unforgettable holiday and going to some famous filming locations, a current location of a film being shot or even bumping into a celebrity would definitely be a “only in New York” moment. The city is jammed with secrets and surprises that it’s no wonder why the Big Apple is a tourist hotspot. What’s your favourite film that has been made in New York?

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