New York : The must-see places of Daredevil
Nelson & Murdock
The legal office of Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson) and Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is not to be found in Hell’s Kitchen! Better go to Williamsburg to discover the building visible in the series. Its style is that of an office block where the two associates get by on meager means.
In reality, the favorite bar of Matt, Foggy and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) is in Brooklyn, quite a ways from Hell’s Kitchen where it’s supposed to be located. It’s here that they like to get together and where Foggy and Karen drink the famous “eel” drink. Even though the facade is quite different from in the series, the inside and the atmosphere of the “Turkey’s Nest” are totally in line with Josie’s Bar.
After his kidnapping, the Punisher is held prisoner in the Green-wood Cemetery catacombs. Daredevil comes to free him. Later, they wait for the police near the Crescent Water pond. As we mention in our Guide New York of 1000 cult movie, series, music, comics, novel locations, this enormous cemetery dating from 1838 has an imposing Gothic style double-arched gate.
Wilson Fisk’s residence
Wilson Fisk’s (Vincent D’Onofrio) building is revealed in season 1, episode 8. The Hell’s Kitchen crime boss occupies one of the sumptuous suites in this superb and modern Chelsea apartment block. Built in 2008, it has fourteen floors and a roof garden.
Bronx Supreme Court
This formidable modern art style Courthouse inaugurated in 1934 is the setting for the trial of Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), alias the Punisher. A nine-story building, it is unique in that the four sides are identical.
When Foggy learns that Matt is Daredevil, an episode takes a look back on the beginnings of their friendship. The scene where they are both drunk was filmed in front of the Brooklyn College LaGuardia Hall Library, built in 1937.
Central Park Carousel
There’s no point looking for the carousel that Castle comes to watch in Central Park! In reality, it’s in Queens and is part of the borough’s heritage. Dating from 1903, the carousel was brought from Dracut (Massachusetts) in 1972 following the loss by fire in 1966 of the one in Forest Park. It is one of the two remaining carousels built by the Muller Brothers.
The meeting between Wilson and Madame Gao (Wing Ching Ho) takes place in this Rockefeller Center rooftop garden. This location, which can be seen from the Top of the Rock, also appears in Spider-man but unfortunately is not open to the public.
Panna II Garden
Matt and Karen finally dine together in this Indian restaurant with a very unique decor. The multitude of colored lights creates a very romantic atmosphere.
Killed during the final combat with The Hand in season 2, Elektra (Elodie Yung) is buried in Calvary Cemetery. Open in 1848, it is the biggest in the United States and counts more than three million graves. With a view of the gravestones and the Manhattan skyline in the background, the first of these sections (First Calvary Cemetery) was filmed after numerous takes.