New York : The must-see places of The Wolf of Wall Street

With Wall Street, New York sets the tempo for the world economy. Through the true story of Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, Martin Scorsese paints an uncompromising portrait of the financial world’s less than exemplary back stage.

New York Stock Exchange

Ambitious 26 year-old newlywed Jordan Belfort decides to go to the place of his dreams:  Wall Street.  It’s the just the beginning of his meteoric rise.

Equitable Life Building

As we mention in our Guide New York of 1000 cult movie, series, music, comics, novel locations, the offices of L.F. Rothschild, where Jordan debuts as a financial analyst, are situated in this beautiful Wall Street building occupying an entire block.  At the inauguration in 1915, it contained the largest area of floor space in the world with 176,000 m2 spread over 38 floors.

Kacandes Diner

Jordan meets his first associate, Donnie Azoff (Jonah Hill), in this diner renamed for the occasion after one of the film’s producers.  The portions are generous and inexpensive.  At the end of their discussion, they create their own brokerage firm, Stratton Oakmont.

Jordan Belfort’s Penthouse

Thanks to his business success, the wolf of Wall Street changes his lifestyle.  He buys a gorgeous penthouse in this luxurious building.  It’s here that, three days after the argument with his wife that brings about their separation, Naomi (Margot Robbie) moves in with him.

North Cove Marina

The FBI comes to see Jordan on his yacht anchored in this magnificent marina near Ground Zero.  Don’t miss discovering this area as well as the Winter Garden Atrium, right beside.

Top of the Sixes

Just arrived at L.F. Rothschild, the real Jordan Belfort says in his autobiography that his boss, Mark Hanna, invites him to lunch at Top of the Sixties, the former restaurant on the 41st floor of this building.  The traders loved eating here.

Trump Tower

Jordan’s life takes a turn under the dazzling entrance to Trump Tower.  A heated argument breaks out between him and his wife when she catches him in a limousine with Naomi.  They get divorced three days later.

Rao's

During a meal with the detective he hires, Jordan learns that Patrick Denham (Kyle Chandler) wants to see the video of his wedding with Naomi in order to find out who, amongst the guests, are his accomplices.  Martin Scorsese appreciates this very exclusive restaurant open since 1896.  In fact, he hired 21 of the staff members to play in Goodfellas.

FBI Headquarters

After discovering that the wolf of Wall Street has laundered money, the FBI summons him and offers a deal: to avoid twenty years in prison, he has to denounce and set a trap for his accomplices.  The real FBI offices are on the 23rd floor.

The Four Seasons

Jordan proposes to Naomi during a dinner in this luxurious restaurant.  Even if the Four Seasons did occupy one of the top floors of this building between 1959 and 2016, they have just moved and will reopen at 280 Park Ave.

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