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New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting
New York on Film
From Lauren M. Krauze
Classic Movie and TV Moments Filmed in New York City
Move over, Hollywood. When it comes to entertainment, New York City takes the cake for having the most appealing and diverse filming locations in the U.S.
From the Times Square subway station to Washington Square Park, New York locales have been cast front and center in thousands of films, television series, commercials and music videos.
History of Film in New YorkFilm production in New York impressed audiences right from the start. The first modern feature film to be produced and filmed in New York, On the Waterfront, won eight Oscars, including Best Picture, at the 1954 Academy Awards. In 1955, the second New York-produced feature, Marty, also won Best Picture and three other Oscars.
New Yorks television industry wasnt far behind. Hit 1950s shows As the World Turns and Whats My Line were filmed in CBSs Broadcast Center in Manhattan, while the classic show The Honeymooners shot at Manhattans Adelphi Theater.
As word spread, the city lured and kept many top shows, including All My Children, The Cosby Show, Sesame Street, The Sopranos, Sex and the City, and Law and Order -- the longest running drama series on primetime television!
New York As Film Star -- Famous Locations
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