New York: Top 5 locations for The Get Down

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The Get Down, birth of Hip-Hop in New York City

The Get Down tells the story of the birth of hip-hop in the funkiest city in the world, New York. Find the mythical places of the series in the New York guide of the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels.

The Steep Street

The Bronx has many “steep steps streets” or more simply “steps streets”, those famous staircase streets so characteristic of the local culture. From the first episode, we see the characters run them down. This one has precisely 119 steps.

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1520 Sedgwick Avenue

Hip-hop was born at this location where DJ Kool Herc used to throw parties. In the series, the boys come to this address to try to buy Kool Herc tapes and end up meeting the legend.

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Andrew Freedman Home

The Mansion, or Andrew Freedman Home, is a historic building whose construction was financed by millionaire industrialist Andrew Freedman. After almost going bankrupt in 1907, he decided to create this retirement home for the rich who had lost their fortunes. The establishment opened its doors in 1924. When the funds used to finance it ran out in 1965, residents were asked to pay rent and most left the premises. The building then closed its doors before reopening in 1983, this time with the mission of welcoming all the elderly, without distinction. Several hip-hop legends, including DJ Kool Herc, have resided there.

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Writer Bench, 149th Street-Grand Concourse Station

The bench in the 149th St. Grand Concourse station is part of the Bronx heritage, called the “Writer’s bench”. This is where the graffiti artists of the 1970s used to get together to talk, go out into the field, or just watch the graffiti-covered subways go by and admire each other’s work. Subways today are not tagged, but a plaque recalls the history of this bench.

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Down Town Association

Founded in 1859, the DownTown Association is one of New York’s oldest private clubs. The building was constructed in 1887 by one of its members, the architect Charles Haight.

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By Anthony Thibault

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

From the "Casimir generation", Anthony has kept (in addition to a passion for Goldorak) a taste for inventive images, experimentation and curiosity. Passionate about travel and pop culture, he co-founded Fantrippers with Nicolas Albert to share his passion with as many people as possible.

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