New York: Top 5 subway stations of your favorite movies and series

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Underground in Manhattan, mostly overhead elsewhere, the New York City subway carries 5.6 million riders a day. Its 425 stations even place it among the world leaders in this field. Take your time to stop in these...
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Taking the New York subway can be complicated, but just to admire the little nuggets it has in store for us is well worth it. Discover these stations and others in the New York guide of the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels.

Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station

In Crocodile Dundee, the Columbus Circle subway station is the setting for the final scene in which Sue Charlton (Linda Kozlowski) declares her love to Crocodile Dundee (Paul Hogan) in the middle of the crowd. But in reality, it was shot at the Hoyt-Schmerhorn station.

When Michael Jackson died in 2009, a member of the New York City Council proposed renaming the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in honor of the King of the Pop, who had filmed the BAD video there. The suggestion was retooled by the MTA, the transportation authority, so the station kept the names of the two streets it serves .

Address: 200 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New York, USA

62 Street Station

62 Street Station New York
62 Street Station New York – Photo credit: Fantrippers

In French Connection, the memorable aerial subway car chase ends at the top of the steps of this station, after having started at Bay 50 St. John’s Station. The sequence required five weeks of filming and ends with the death of mobster Pierre Nicoli (Marcel Bozzuffi), shot by detective Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman).

About the station: New York City and the subway system, a fixed association in the collective imagination. To experience it, you’ll have to get away from Manhattan. How about Brooklyn, heading to Coney Island? And take a little break here to discover a very photogenic place.

Address: 6010 New Utrecht Avenue, New York, USA

Old City Hall Station

City Hall - Fantastic Beasts
City Hall – Fantastic Beasts

In Fantastic Beasts, the historic City Hall station, opened in 1904, was recreated in the studio for the final battle scene and the discovery of Grindelwald. Closed since 1945 when trains became longer and required larger platforms, it is still possible to discover it today. To do so, take Line 6 to its terminus “Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall”. Don’t get off the subway. After a short break, he will make a U-turn in this sublime abandoned station that you can then admire.

Feel like time travel? There is a little trick to discover this magnificent Art-deco station, closed since 1945. At the end of Line 6 at Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall, stay in the car if you are allowed to do so. Subway drivers generally tolerate it, but they don’t have to. The train will then make a half-turn in this secret and beautiful place.

Address: 253 Broadway, New York, USA

Lexington Av & 52nd St subway stop

In The Seven Year Itch, while Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell) walks with the superb blonde played by Marilyn Monroe, the skirt of this one is raised by a gust of wind caused by the subway passing just below. This mythical scene in world cinema contributed to the end of the star’s marriage with Joe Di Maggio, furious to see his wife displayed like this. But if the sequence started well here, it finally ended somewhere else. Learning that the filming was taking place at this very spot, many fans rushed to admire the star not without making noise. After several wasted takes, director Billy Wilder decided to shoot this famous scene in the studio. Beware of drafts.

Address: Lexington Avenue & 52nd Street, New York, USA

149th St-Grand Concourse Station

149th St-Grand Concourse Station - Photo credit: Fantrippers
149th St-Grand Concourse Station – Photo credit: Fantrippers

In The Get Down, it is at the intersection of these two streets that is the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station of the New York subway. In this station is the “Writer’s bench”, a simple bench, but one that has quite a history. This is where the graffiti artists of the 1970s used to meet up to discuss, go on expeditions, or simply watch graffiti-covered subways pass by and admire or comment on the work of others. This station was ideal for this activity, since the trains of lines 2 and 5 passed through it, and the depots where these trains were stored were located in the Bronx – thus easy access for street-artists. Subways today no longer display graffiti, but a plaque recalls the history of this bench.

Address: 149th St-Grand Concourse, New York, USA

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By Damien Duarte

Tuesday, August 28, 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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