New York : Top 10 locations for Friends with Benefits

A modern vision of romantic comedy, Friends with Benefits offers a discovery of New York's active young people in the background. If Dylan Harper (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie Reliss (Mila Kunis) go to many clichéd places, Café Habana is definitely an address to go to.
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Friends with Benefits in New York

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1. GQ Magazine

50 Rockefeller Plaza - Photo credit: Fantrippers
50 Rockefeller Plaza – Photo credit: Fantrippers

The front of this Rockefeller Center building is used to feature the headquarters of GQ, the magazine of which Dylan becomes artistic director. The choice of the building is a nice wink, since before it became the Bank of America’s, it was originally the Associated Press’s building. The bas-relief above the main entrance symbolizes five journalists at work. Entitled “News” and the work of Isamu Noguchi, it was completed in 1937 and was at the time the largest stainless steel bas-relief in the world.

Address: 50 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, USA

2. 101 Park Avenue

When she wants to show him the city, Jamie takes Dylan to the roof of this building to admire the breathtaking view. Later, they will also have an explanation on the roof of this huge building. Unfortunately rooftop access is forbidden to the public.

Address: 101 Park Avenue, New York, USA

3. Cafe Habana

Jamie (Mila Kunis) and Dylan (Justin Timberlake) have lunch one-on-one and talk for the first time about their lovely lives in this delicious Cuban restaurant that Justin Timberlake is used to frequenting in reality. It is in Jamie’s apartment, located at 235 Elizabeth Street next to Café Habana, that the two main characters have for the first time the idea of staying friends while sleeping together. Dylan’s beautiful loft, on the other hand, is located in the TriBeCa neighborhood, on the edge of SoHo at 217 West Broadway.

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4. Jamie’s apartment

Jamie's apartment - Friends with Benefits
Jamie’s apartment – Friends with Benefits

It was in this apartment right next to Cafe Habana that Jamie and Dylan first had the idea of staying friends while having sex.

Address: 235 Elizabeth Street, New York, USA

5. Dylan’s apartment

217 W Broadway - Photo credit: Fantrippers
217 W Broadway – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Dylan’s magnificent loft is located in the TriBeCa district, on the edge of SoHo, an area much appreciated by artists.

Address: 217 W Broadway, New York, USA

6. Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 1

The bridge and Manhattan are in the background during the night party on this pier. This is where Dylan meets an unwelcoming Shaun White. The two-time Olympic half-pipe champion plays his own part.

Address: 9 Water Street, New York, USA

7. Pershing Square Cafe

Pershing Square Cafe - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Pershing Square Cafe – Photo credit: Fantrippers

The last scene of the film shows Jamie and Dylan eating in this atypical restaurant located just opposite Grand Central, in a former tourist office. Impossible however to have the same table as them, it had been specially installed in the entrance for the shooting.

Address: 90 East 42nd Street, New York, USA

8. Grand Central

Dylan is planning a huge surprise at the train station to win Jamie’s heart back.

Address: 89 East 42nd Street, New York, USA

9. Bethesda Terace

Bethesda Terrace - Friends with Benefits
Bethesda Terrace – Friends with Benefits

Jamie and Dylan walk in Central Park several times in the film. They try to seduce other people and Dylan will notably talk to a Belgian tourist near the fountain.

Address: Terrace Drive, New York, USA

10. Times Square

Dylan and Jamie are walking around and stumble upon a flash mob.

Address: 1552-1570 Broadway, New York, USA

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, April 17, 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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