New York: Top 10 Sex and the City locations
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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.Read more
2. Magnolia Bakery, the pastry shop of Sex and the City
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
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
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
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
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
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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