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Where is this scene? Léon: The Professional (1994)

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When I saw this film for the first time, I wondered exactly where this iconic scene was filmed. The scene makes me feel very “New York,” and at first I thought it might be Park Avenue South or Madison Avenue, or 23rd Street close to the Chelsea Hotel where they filmed interior scenes of Mathilda’s apartment. Unfortunately none of the ... Read More »

Announcing… ON LOCATION NYC

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Hi There, We are pleased to announce the release of our new title, On Location NYC, by Alex Child next month. Following Chronicles of Old New York and Art+NYC, On Location NYC is our third New York title and identifies more than 100 film and TV locations through iconic moments in cinema and TV history with beautiful color photos and ... Read More »

On Location: Rockefeller Center

Home Alone 2 (1992)

Nothing kicks off the holidays quite like the lighting of America’s most famous evergreen—the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. The tradition goes back all the way to the 1930s, when workers at the Rock Center construction site set up their own tree on Christmas Eve. By 1933 it was an annual tradition. Since that first 20-foot tree, each year’s celebration has ... Read More »

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