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The TV series in New York

"In New York you're always looking for a job, an apartment or a friend."

Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City


There are so many TV series in New York! I have created a ranking of the most famous ones for you, indicating the neighborhoods and places in the Big Apple where they were filmed and which deserve a visit not only by fans of the TV series!

There is no doubt: New York, a unique and cosmopolitan metropolis, is a full-fledged member of our collective imagination. The main reason is that the Big Apple has proven in countless cases to be the perfect environment for the film and television industry.

The thousand faces and the many nuances of this city always make you look different in front of the camera. The Greatest Secret: The ability to constantly generate the amazement and wonder of a new discovery... as if you were a child looking at the world for the first time.

New York never stops making people dream...

On these tours you get to see film sets

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How can you not expect one of the most popular television series of the last few decades? Sex and the City, aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004: 6 seasons and 2 movies.

The four protagonists (Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha) are career women trying to make their fortune all over New York! They challenge the most common prejudices and stereotypes and examine common themes in a completely new light. Fashion is an important protagonist in the lives of the four friends, but even more so is the city of New York!

The Big Apple, with its sparkle and vitality, is the constant backdrop to each episode. During the day the picture in New York with its streets full of cars and people going to work, and in the evening New York with its clubs and its most fashionable parties is an eye-catcher!

Some places not to be missed:

  • Carrie's House, 66 Perry Street in the West Village
  • Hotel Plaza, 768 5th Ave
  • Magnolia Bakery, 401 Bleecker St
  • Tao, 42 E 58th Street
  • Il Cantinori, 32nd and 10th streets

Would you like to experience the unique atmosphere of the TV series again? You can book the tour here to spend a night in Sex and the City style from the Village to the Meatpacking District!


Another popular series is Friends, which aired for ten seasons from 1994 to 2004. The protagonists are 6 New York friends (Joey, Chandler, Phoebe, Monica, Rachel and Ross) who live in Manhattan and struggle with their respective careers and romantic adventures.

This series was designed to make audiences laugh and they more than succeeded! New York is the icing on the cake and helps make the sitcom special.

Not to be missed: the building in Greenwich Village (corner of Bedford Street and Groove Street) that was used for the TV series. Here is a more detailed article explaining how to get there.

Other places you can visit:

  • Bloomingdale's, 1000 Third Ave. 59th Street
  • Chandler's office, Solow Building on 57th Street
  • Rosses Museum, American Museum of Natural History


This series, also known as HIMYM, was broadcast in nine series from 2005 to 2014. The narrator is Ted Mosby, a successful architect who tells his children how he met their mother and the adventures that happen to them.

Part of the story are also the sentimental stories of Ted's friends: Marshall, Robin, Barney and Lily!

Filming locations you should visit:

  • McGee's Pub (240 W 55th St): This pub inspired MacLaren's, the place where friends share so many memories.
  • Corner Bistro (331 W 4th St. of Greenwich Village): Is the bistro that appears in the episode where Marshall is looking for the best hamburger in New York.
  • Empire State Building, 34th Street and 5th Ave., when Robin's younger sister Katie (Lucy Hale) comes for a weekend visit, the gang takes her to the Empire State Building, you can get tickets for the Empire here
  • Subway Station at 86th & Lex (4, 5, 6 trains), After running the NYC Marathon to win a bet with Marshall, Barney's legs give out. While he's riding the 6 train, he calls Ted to help him. As the train pulls into this station before Ted gets his MetroCard, he jumps the turnstile and is caught by a police officer. At his subsequent court hearing, he misses a job interview in Chicago, which leaves him staying in New York. You can find out how to ride the subway here .


The show revolves around Doug and Carrie Heffernan, a married couple, and Carrie's father, the unpredictable Arthur Spooner, who lives in their basement.
Doug, played by comedian Kevin James, is a delivery driver for the fictional International Parcel Service, while his wife, portrayed by Leah Remini, is a secretary in Manhattan, first in a law firm and later in real estate.
The father, played by veteran comedian Jerry Stiller, brings nothing but trouble for the Heffernans.

Filming locations of the series:

  • Doug and Carrie's house isn't actually in Queens, it's in New Jersey, to be precise at 519 Longview Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ, USA
  • Cooper's, now Yer Man's Irish Pub, 7026 88th St, Flushing, NY, USA

  • The Lemon Ice King of Corona, 52-02 108th St, Corona, NY, USA

  • Of course the large globe, the so-called Unisphere, Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY, USA, where we make a photo stop on our Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn tour


The sitcom aired on NBC for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006 and a ninth season was produced in 2017.

The friendship between the four protagonists (Will, Grace, Jack and Karen) is at the center of the story, which has the elegant palaces of New York's Upper West Side, the trendy shops and the protagonists' apartments as a background.

A gay lawyer living with an interior designer he used to date in high school before realizing he was gay: a strange situation. Add a selfish gay boyfriend and an outspoken drunk assistant, and you have a recipe for a great sitcom.

Like most television series, the episodes were filmed in Los Angeles studios. However, there is one place that really exists in New York: Grace's design studio is the Puck Building (295-309 LaFayette St.), a building near Little Italy.

Other filming locations:

  • Will & Grace's Apartment, 157 Riverside Dr, New York, NY 10024 - we drive past this building on our Harlem Gospel Tour
  • The Law Offices of Doucette and Stein, UBS Building at 1285 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) in Midtown Manhattan between 51st and 52nd Streets. It is located across from Radio City Music Hall.


TV series produced for Netflix and now in its third season. Daredevil tells the adventures of the Marvel Comics comic book character of the same name.

The episodes revolve around the protagonist: Matt Murdock, lawyer and superhero who, after losing his sight as a child, has acquired extraordinary senses! Thanks to these talents, he wears Daredevil's clothes at night and is involved in the fight against crime in New York.

The neighborhood in which the series is set is Hell's Kitchen, where our travel center is located, but in reality the filming was done in New York, in Manhattan as well as in Brooklyn and Long Island.

Filming locations for Daredevil fans:

  • Nelson & Murdock's front door is located at 363 S 4th Street, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
  • The Indian restaurant where Karen and Matt eat together: It's Panna II Garden and it's located in the East Village at 93 1st Avenue.


This series aired from 2007 to 2012 and is based on the novels by Cecily Brooke von Ziegesar. The Upper East Side of New York with its magnificent palaces and trendy boutiques is the setting for the episodes.

The narrator is Gossip Girl, a blogger whose identity no one knows and who uses her blog to spread news and news about the protagonists: Blair Waldorf, Chuck Bass, Serena Van Der Woodsen, Nate Archibald and Dan Humphrey. The episodes therefore revolve around Manhattan's elite and tell their lights and shadows.

Famous filming locations

  • The Palace Hotel (Madison Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets)
  • The stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • The Plaza Hotel
  • The Pulitzer Fountain

Just some of the locations that appear in Gossip Girl!


This sitcom aired for six seasons from 1993 to 1999 and revolves around Fran Fine, who is hired as a nanny by a wealthy widower, Mr. Sheffield, a father of three.

The nanny brings good humor into the family's life and the attempt to confront a world far from their own creates hilarious effects!

A curiosity: Mr. Sheffield's home, the luxurious mansion at 7 E 75th Street.

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