New York : the must-see places of Orange Is The New Black

Incarcerated for transporting a suitcase full of money from drug trafficking, Piper Chapman is serving a 15-month sentence in Litchfield, a minimum security prison. And life in prison requires some time to adapt ... That said, the prison series takes us regularly to New York.

United Methodist Church of the Village

Piper (Taylor Schilling), the main character, lives in this area where the real Piper Kerman lived.  She wrote “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison”, the book the series is based on. Some scenes were filmed in this church.

Dmitri's russian market

Before closing down, the store run by Dmitri and Galina “Red” Reznikov (Kate Mulgrew), counted the local mafia among the patrons.  In reality, it’s the Italian grocery Rosario’s which is also a deli and their pizzas are excellent!

The Sparrow Tavern

As we mention in our Guide New York of 1000 cult movie, series, music, comics, novel locations, in episode 3, Piper applies to be a waitress in this trendy bar where you can get excellent cocktails and food.  She meets Alex Vause (Laura Prepon) here, her fiancé.

The Spotted Pig

On temporary leave to attend her grandmother’s funeral, Piper tries to take Larry Bloom (Jason Biggs) and Cal to the Spotted Pig, a restaurant with a reputation for the best burgers in town.  As it’s impossible to reserve, in the series as well as in real life, she has to come up with another plan. But if you are patient, you won’t be disappointed!

Astoria Park Pool

Red gets mixed up with a group of rich Russian ladies in this park with a magnificent view over the Hell Gate Bridge, linking Queens to Randall’s Island and Ward’s Island.  17,000 feet long, it was inaugurated in 1916 and considered, until 1932, as the longest steel arch bridge in the world.

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