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Filmmakers traded in sound stages for these real NYC properties

TRD New York /
Jan.January 31, 2017 11:00 AM

Since the beginning of cinema, New York City has lent its iconic skyline, hurried streets and imposing buildings to films of all genres. From the Busby Berkeley musicals of the 1930s to some of the best of Woody Allen’s oeuvre, filmmakers turned to the city as the ultimate backdrop to tell their stories.

Often, these movies were set within the home — think Patrick Bateman’s gleaming apartment in “American Psycho.” Sadly, most of these fictional homes were built on sound stages, with quick pans of the building’s exterior used as device to ground these apartments in reality.

Some filmmakers, however, took advantage of the city’s real real estate. The Real Deal put together a selection of movies filmed on location in New York City apartments.

To see eight city properties that were featured in classic movies, watch the video above.

For more videos, visit The Real Deal’s YouTube page.

Correction: An earlier version of this video incorrectly cited the address of the apartment used in the film “Sex and the City.” It Is 1010 Fifth Avenue, Not 1010 East 82nd Street.


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