New York: Top 10 Sex and the City locations

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Alongside Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, Samantha Jones and Charlotte York, New York has often been considered the "fifth main character" in Sex and the City. No wonder, as the series, which has won several Golden Globes and Emmy Awards, features many Big Apple locations.

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Sex and the City, probably one of the Big Apple’s most iconic series. Follow in the footsteps of the four craziest girlfriends with the New York guide to the 1000 cult places in movies, series, music, comics and novels.

1. Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment

The famous brownstone still attracts many fans. If, in the series, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is supposed to live in the Upper East Side, it is indeed the front of this building of Greenwich Village that we see on the screen. This is where the journalist writes her articles on love life and the plight of bachelors for her column in the New York Star. An amusing detail is that Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress playing the role, also lives in the neighbourhood, a few blocks away.

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2. Magnolia Bakery, the pastry shop of Sex and the City

Magnolia Bakery - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Magnolia Bakery – Photo credit: Fantrippers

One of New York’s best-known bakeries with its famous cupcakes that Carrie and Miranda love. Even years after the end of the series, articles and photos are displayed in the showcase to remind people of its importance in the show. And his pastries are definitely worth tasting.

Address: 401 Bleecker Street, New York, USA

3. Pete’s Tavern

Watch out for the cult moment! It was in this historic Italian restaurant, open since 1864, that Miranda asked Steve Brady (David Eigenberg) to marry her. A true institution, Pete’s Tavern is the oldest surviving bar in New York City. He’s appeared in many films.

Address: 129 East 18th Street, New York, USA

4. Cafetaria

Cafetaria - Sex and the City
Cafetaria – Sex and the City

A very chic place with a tempting menu, including a wide choice for vegetarians, and affordable prices. The only drawback is that the place is known to be quite noisy.

Address: 119 7th Avenue, New York, USA

5. The Loeb Boathouse

The Loeb Boathouse - Photo credit: Fantrippers
The Loeb Boathouse – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Nestled in the heart of Central Park, on the waterfront, this restaurant is one of the most romantic in New York, as long as you don’t get clumsy as Mr Big (Chris Noth) and Carrie fall into the lake when she avoids one of his kisses!

Address: 72 East 72nd Street, New York, USA

6. The Pleasure Chest, the Sex and the City store

Pleasure Chest - Sex and the City
Pleasure Chest – Sex and the City

It’s in this erotic shop of the 2nd Av opened since 1971 that Charlotte buys her famous “rabbit”, a sex-toy to whose fame the series contributed!

Address: 1150 2nd Avenue, New York, USA

7. Sushi Samba (closed)

Richard Wright (James Remar) invites Samantha to this restaurant to apologize for cheating on her. She takes revenge by throwing her drink in his face with this cult line: “Dirty Martini, dirty bastard”. The dishes, which combine Japanese and Brazilian cuisine, are delicious, but the prices are high.

Address: 87 7th Avenue, New York, USA

8. Scout

Renamed Scout in the series, Onieal’s is a bar-restaurant, appreciated for its cocktails as well as its dishes. Steve and Miranda meet there for the first time. There’s nothing like a “Cosmo” to make you feel part of the gang.

Address: 174 Grand Street, New York, USA

9. Manolo Blahnik

Carrie’s a big fan of that famous New York store. Prices range from $500 to $2,500 for a pair of shoes from the famous Spanish designer!

Address: 31 West 54th Street, New York, USA

10. Barneys New York

Barneys New York - Photo credit: Fantrippers
Barneys New York – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Founded in 1923, this famous New York brand is one of the four heroines’ favourite fashion boutiques. There are pieces of haute couture and designers, both in terms of clothing, shoes and leather goods.

Address: 660 Madison Avenue, New York, USA

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, January 23, 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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