New York: Top 10 of The Defenders' filming locations

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Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Danny Rand and Matthew Murdock together form a group of superheroes, the Defenders. Despite everyone's reluctance to work as a team, they have a duty to save New York together from the powerful organization La Main.
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The Defenders, a team from New York

The story of this group of heroes, The Defenders, brings together four of New York’s most badass superheroes. Want to follow in their footsteps? Use the New York guide to the 1000 cult places in movies, series, music, comics and novels!

Royal Dragon

This former car wash has been completely renovated for the needs of the series. Production has turned it into a Chinese restaurant. It is in its window that the SUV of Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter) ends its race to prevent the fight between Elektra Nachios (Elodie Yung) and the three other Defenders.

Address: 646 Lorimer Street, New York, USA

The Hand HQ

635 West 42nd Street - Photo credit: Fantrippers
635 West 42nd Street – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Midland Circle, the shell company managed by The Hand is located in this luxury apartment building. His architect is wanted by Jessica in another investigation.

Address: 635 West 42nd Street, New York, USA

Paramount Theatre

Paramount Theater - The Defenders
Paramount Theater – The Defenders

Even though the interior of this building is more often seen, its facade is striking. The Defenders are hiding there during their war with The Hand. Opened in 1930, this cinema was the largest on the island with 2,300 seats. It closed in 1977 and was later converted into a nightclub and then a concert hall, where the Ramones and Metallica played, among others. The place has been permanently closed and abandoned since the late 1980s.

Address: 560 Bay Street, Staten Island, New York, USA

St Nicholas Park

St Nicholas Park - The Defenders
St Nicholas Park – The Defenders

When Luke Cage (Mike Colter) returns to Harlem after his time in prison, he gets off at the bus stop in St. Nicholas Park, where he meets Claire Temple (Rosario Dawson). A little later, he passes by this park again during his conversation with Misty Knight (Simone Missick). She encourages him to take over from Pop for the good of the youth in the neighbourhood.

Address: St Nicholas Avenue, New York, USA

Mount Zion Cemetery

Mount Zion Cemetery - Photo Wikimedia Commons by Paultristis
Mount Zion Cemetery – Photo Wikimedia Commons by Paultristis

This is the cemetery where Elektra is supposed to be buried. Having become the Black Sky, she returns to the site of the grave in which she should normally rest in peace. This 320,000 m2 cemetery, opened in 1893, contains about 210,000 tombs.

Address: 59-63 54th Avenue, Queens, New York, USA

Metro Diner

Metro Diner - The Defenders
Metro Diner – The Defenders

Matthew Murdock (Charlie Cox) invites his former secretary, Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll), for coffee. He’s lying to her and telling her he doesn’t miss his alter ego, Daredevil. Even though it was only opened in 1996, this deliciously retro decorated dinner will take you back in time.

Address: 2641 Broadway, New York, USA

Jazz At Lincoln Center

Jazz At Lincoln Center - The Defenders
Jazz At Lincoln Center – The Defenders

Alexandra Reid (Sigourney Weaver) likes solitude, especially to listen to classical music in front of the huge bay window with a breathtaking view of Central Park. This building is an integral part of the Time Warner Center and houses the first concert hall designed entirely for jazz. The largest of its three amphitheatres has 1,233 seats.

Address: 10 Columbus Circle, New York, USA

Archives Division

Surrogate's Court
Surrogate’s Court – Wikimedia Commons photo by Timessquare42

When Jessica was investigating the various companies owned by The Hand, she conducted her research in the records room of Surrogate’s Courthouse, a beautiful Beaux-Arts-style building opened in 1907.

Address: 31 Chambers Street, New York, USA

Wall Street Heliport

Wall Street Heliport - The Defenders
Wall Street Heliport – The Defenders

Danny Rand (Finn Jones) and Colleen Wing (Jessica Henwich) return by helicopter from their long chase of The Hand around the world. They land here at the exact moment the earthquake hits. You can imitate them because it is from this jetty that flights over the city take place. Let’s hope your return to earth is less hectic!

Address: Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Pier 6, New York, USA

Police Building

Just after the earthquake that hit New York City, Matt Murdock moved to the roof of his apartment to stay on standby. You can then see this superb neo-classical building recognizable by its domes and columns.

Address: 240 Centre Street, New York, USA

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, June 19, 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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