New York is the setting for many well-known movies. From the fields and trees of Central Park to the Hudson River waterfront, New York City is a character itself in many classic movies. Now getting to see the filming locations for your favorite films has never been easier. High Quality Tours offers a NY Motion Picture Sites tour that will allow you to walk in the actors’ shoes from these films yourself. The best part is that you’ll arrive to these locations in celebrity style, aboard one of High Quality Tours luxury mini buses or mini coaches.

What filming locations from your favorite movies and television shows would you like to visit? Here is a sample of the locations that are some of the most popular.

Hook & Ladder Company No. 8: Fans of the 1984 movie Ghostbusters will instantly recognize this firehouse at 14 N. Moore Street as the Ghostbusters’ headquarters. The firehouse was also used in the 2005 Will Smith movie Hitch and a 1995 episode of Seinfeld.

Little Italy / Edison Hotel: For the scene where the Don is shot in The Godfather, Francis Ford Coppola filmed in Little Italy in front of the Meitz building. The bar in the Edison Hotel, just a few blocks away from Times Square, was used for the scene where Sollozzo meets with Luca Brasi.

Brooklyn Heights Promenade / Metropolitan Opera House: Both the Promenade with its view of the Manhattan skyline and the Opera House were used in the 1987 Nicolas Cage / Cher movie

52nd Street and Lexington Ave: Witness for yourself the location of the famous Marilyn Monroe skirt blowing scene from The Seven-Year Itch.

15 Gay Street: This building in the West Village was the scene for Steve Carpenter’s apartment in the 1960 Elizabeth Taylor film Butterfield 8.

Beekman Cinema / Bethesda Fountain: Both the Upper East Side movie house and the iconic fountain in Central Park were used in the multiple Academy Award-winning movie Annie Hall.

Times Square: Not surprisingly, the most energetic spot in New York City has been used in many films, including Midnight Cowboy, Fame, Wall Street, Vanilla Sky and Taxi Driver.

Hudson River: Take a look across the river to Hoboken, New Jersey, where Marlon Brando filmed for 1954’s On the Waterfront.

Brighton Beach: This established seaside Russian community was the setting for the 2000 film Requiem for a Dream. The tour will feature Ellen Burstyn’s character’s apartment along Brighton 6th

The Plaza Hotel 768 Fifth Avenue: Fans of the HBO show and then movie Sex and the City will recognize the importance of this landmark hotel at the south edge of Central Park.


The tour of  filming locations is guided by an expert guide who will provide facts and trivia about each site. Lunch is also included in the tour. If you have a favorite movie with filming locations not on the standard NY Motion Picture Sites tour, High Quality Tours would be happy to arrange a custom VIP tour for you.