New York: Top 10 locations for Jessica Jones' filming

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Krysten Ritter plays the most unstable, but gifted detective in the Marvel universe. The Jessica Jones character was invented in 2001 by Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Gaydos in the comic book series Alias.
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Jessica Jones, New York heroine…

Jessica Jones is both a badass detective, a strong, strong woman, and a loyal friend underneath her unlovable airs. Follow in his footsteps with the New York guide of 1000 cult places from movies, series, music, comics and novels.

Alias Investigations

Alias Investigations - Jessica Jones
Alias Investigations – Jessica Jones

The official address of the apartment and detective agency of Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) is 485 W 48th St, in the Hell’s Kitchen district. But the facade and lobby of the building were filmed much higher up on the Upper West Side. As for the interior scenes, they were shot at 460 W 46th St., St. John’s, Newfoundland. Same thing for Trish Walker’s (Rachael Taylor) apartment, if it’s supposed to be at TriBeCa, the building filmed for the exterior shots is at 465 West 23rd St., in the heart of the city.

Address: 217 West 101st Street, New York, USA

Luke’s Cage Bar

Vazac/7B - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Vazac/7B – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Luke Cage (Mike Colter) lives above his bar. His bedroom window looks out onto Avenue B, on the left corner of the first floor of the building. Sitting on the stairs of the building opposite, Jessica spies on him for a while, then pushes the door of the establishment. She had several drinks there before spending the night with him. Vazac’s, also called 7B since it is located at the corner of 7th St and B Av, is typical of New York and has been filmed many times.

Address: Vazac’s Horseshoe Bar, 7th St & B Av, New York, USA

Apartment in Kilgrave

Zebediah Kilgrave (David Tennant) loves luxury. He thus appropriates this magnificent penthouse, in which Jessica saves the life of a policeman, and discovers many pictures of her. The apartment is located on the top floor of this building, which had the highest sales in Manhattan in 2013. Its new owners had to pay $43 million to acquire it.

Address: 144 Duane Street, New York, USA

Court Square Diner

Court Square Diner - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Court Square Diner – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Jessica meets Kilgrave’s former victims meeting regularly at this very nice diner that is open continuously. There she quickly unmasks the mother of her enemy.

Address: 45-30 23rd Street, Queens, New York, USA

Angel Orensanz Foundation

Angel Orensanz Foundation - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Angel Orensanz Foundation – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Luke, under Kilgrave’s control, and Jessica face off in a huge fight in this incredible location. This Gothic synagogue dating from 1849 was abandoned when the Spanish artist Angel Orensanz decided to restore it in 1986 and turned it into an art centre. You can discover many exhibitions and visual performances playing with the architecture of the place. This is also where Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress in Sex and the City, married Matthew Broderick in 1997.

Address: 172 Norfolk Street, New York, USA

DCC (exterior)

CDC - Jessica Jones
CDC – Jessica Jones

The small interior street between the wings of this U-shaped building was used as the façade of the disused CDC buildings, the U.S. government organization responsible for disease control and prevention. Historically, its abandoned premises have an airtight room. The characters use it to hold Killgrave prisoner, preventing him from using his powers.

Address: 579 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Empire City Cruise Line

One Hanson Place - Photo credit: Fantrippers
One Hanson Place – Photo credit: Fantrippers

When it opened in 1929, the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower was the tallest building in Brooklyn (156 m). The place has since been converted into apartments and its magnificent Art-deco hall is used as an event venue. The season’s denouement begins there: the building appears as a marine terminal in which Trish creates a diversion and Kilgrave uses police officers to fight Jessica while he tries to escape. The final scene, supposed to take place just next door on the harbour pier, was shot on the other side of the city, on Pier 88 in Manhattan.

Address: One Hanson Place, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Kilgrave’s Old Loft

The loft where Kilgrave lived when he was with Jessica offers an unbeatable view of the Brooklyn Bridge. It was here that he left the young woman out of his psychological grip for 18 seconds and she did nothing, due to many hesitations. The last apartment seized by the criminal in the last two episodes is located across the bridge, at the top of Tower 270 (80 Chambers St) on Manhattan.

Address: 276 Water Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA


Niku - Jessica Jones
Niku – Jessica Jones

Jessica goes to the Japanese restaurant where she had dined with Kilgrave on the anniversary of their meeting. But at the time, his name was Il Rosso and he served Italian food. In reality, the map was more traditional, but the establishment closed in 2017. This is also where the bloody finale of episode 11 takes place, when Jessica and Albert Thompson (Michael Siberry) find Kilgrave holding Hope Schottman (Erin Moriarty) and the members of the group of victims.

Address: 210 Elizabeth Street, New York, USA

Union Square

Union Square - Jessica Jones
Union Square – Jessica Jones

Realizing that Malcolm is sending Kilgrave daily photos of her, Jessica follows him to this beautiful park dating from 1883. The café where the kidnapping of his enemy will take place is right across the street (The Coffee Shop, 29 Union Square W).

Address: Union Square, New York, USA

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Passionné par la culture pop depuis son enfance, ses références vont de Donald Duck à Batman en passant par Marty McFly. Fantripper dans l'âme, voyager sur les traces de Ghostbusters, James Bond ou des héros de romans comme Cotton Malone fait partie d'un séjour idéal et réussi !

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