New York: Top 8 locations for How I Met Your Mother

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The heroes of How I Met Your Mother have New York in their veins, and you can feel it. Nothing could be more normal, especially if you discover the Big Apple through these places, the New York guide of the 1000 cult places of films, series, music, comics and novels in the pockets.

1. MacLaren’s

McGee’s Pub – Credit: Fantrippers

If you don’t recognize the place at first glance, but it looks familiar, that’s okay. McGee’s is the bar where the show’s creators, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, used to hang out when they worked for David Letterman’s Late Show, not far from here. They were inspired by the place to create MacLaren’s. The name comes from the associate producer of the series, Carl MacLaren, which is why the bartender is called Carl in How I Met Your Mother. The atmosphere of the place, with its benches, the fireplace and the colours of the decoration will plunge you back into the series. It is also used both on the menu, where all the dishes and cocktails refer to it, and in terms of merchandising. The actors have been there several times and it still happens to see fans going there with a yellow umbrella …

Address: McGee’s Pub, 240 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

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The famous yellow umbrella belonging to Ted Mosby’s soul mate, the man who tells his children for nine seasons about meeting their mother. Central to the plot, it will protect you from the rain as you travel in the footsteps of your favorite heroes. Legendary.

2. Goliath National Bank

Goliath National Bank in How I met Your Mother
Goliath National Bank in How I met Your Mother – CBS

This fifty-storey building is used to show the Goliath National Bank building in which Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris) has his office. Marshall Eriksen (Jason Segel) will also be working there for a while. In fact, it is the General Motors Building, built between 1964 and 1968, with a 215 m high façade decorated with marble. The musical theme of the series is taken from the song Hey Beautiful by The Solids, whose two creators of the show, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas, are among the members.

Address: General Motors Building, New York, NY 10022, USA

3. Buttercup Bake Shop

Victoria (Ashley Williams), whom Ted (Josh Radnor) met at Stuart and Claudia’s wedding, works in this pastry shop created in 1999 by Jennifer Appel. She was the co-founder of the famous Magnolia Bakery, which she decided to leave after a disagreement. In season 4, Lily disappears for many episodes following a gravelly Barney joke. This departure was actually provoked by the writers to conceal the actress’ pregnancy. The last episode, bringing them all together, was shot beforehand, so that the five friends appear together on the screen.

Address: 973 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

4. Columbia University

Columbia University
Columbia University – Photo credit: Fantrippers

Ted teaches architecture at this famous New York university. In his first course, he took the wrong amphitheatre and therefore taught a course in architecture to students enrolled in economics. The future mother of his children is among them, without him knowing it. Founded in 1754, Columbia is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. It owns the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, the largest architectural library in the United States. In the original version, Ted’s voice over in 2030 is actually that of Bob Saget, Danny Tanner’s interpreter in The Party at Home.

Address: Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA

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5. Corner Bistro

When Marshall searches for the very first hamburger he has ever eaten in New York City, the main characters visit several restaurants in the city, including this one. A good address because the burgers on the premises are famous for their taste and low price, so the place is very popular. If Marshall and Lily are true lovers and forgive each other, it was less the case for the two actors playing them. Alyson Hannigan refused to kiss Jason Segel if he smoked a cigarette shortly before. If he did, the actor had to give him $10.

Address: Corner Bistro, 331 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10014, USA

6. Barney Stinson’s apartment

Barney Stinson's apartment in How I Met Your Mother
Barney Stinson’s apartment in How I Met Your Mother – CBS

The bachelor pad of the sly and seductive Barney is located in this neighborhood where rents are the highest in the United States. In a funny nod, the ground floor is occupied by a women’s clothing shop. On the other hand, based on the view from the dwelling, it could be 211 Madison Avenue. Did you know that Josh Radnor has made a point of keeping the famous blue hunting horn as a souvenir?

Address: 171 East 84th Street, New York, NY 10028, USA

7. Empire State Building

Empire State Building in New York
Empire State Building in New York. Photo credit: Fantrippers.

When Katie Scherbatsky (Lucy Hall) visits her older sister, Robin (Cobie Smulders), in New York City in season 2, the teenager tells her that she is planning to have sex with her boyfriend for the first time. Robin’s trying everything to stop him. The visit of the Empire State Building is then a pretext for a sexual metaphor, the entrance of the building corresponding to foreplay and its top to the act. If Ted, Marshall and Lily are supposed to be the same age, in reality they’re not. Jason Segel is six years younger than Josh Radnor and Alyson Hannigan.

Address: Empire State Building, 20 W 34th St., New York, NY 10001, USA

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8.Gray’s Papaya

Gray's Papaya in How I Met Your Mother
Gray’s Papaya in How I Met Your Mother – CBS

Ted plans the perfect New Year’s Eve party, with five parties in one night. During a trip led by Ranjit (Marshall Manesh), the main characters stop for a bite to eat at this hot dog stand that has been open since 1973 and has become a true New York institution. As you may know, Robin Scherbatsky hides a terrible secret: as a teenager, she was a hit in the Canadian charts under the name Robin Sparkles. Its flagship title, Let’s go to the mall, resonated in the heads of fans for days on end. It is possible to reproduce the choreography using the Just Dance 3 game. Notice to amateurs…

Address: Gray’s Papaya, 2090 Broadway, New York, NY 10023, USA

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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