2021 Reasons to Love New York: Cinema Edition [PHOTOS]


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The driving force behind the curation of images in the 17th annual “Reasons to Love New York” issue of New York Magazine was a desire to see the city through the prism of cinema. And while we can all remember some iconic movie scenes, these flying images draw the curtain back on the fascinating processes that brought them to the screen.

110th Street between second and third avenues, 1961

The dancers warm up during the filming of West Side Story.

113th Street West, 2021

A scene from West Side Story.

South Park Avenue, 1983

Extras on a movie set. The first person to help us identify the movie gets a free New York subscription and a bag. Send an email to [email protected]

East 13th Street and Third Avenue, 1975

Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster filming Taxi driver.

Central park, 1991

Macaulay Culkin during a break from filming Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

Carmichael’s Diner, South Jamaica, 1998

Director Spike Lee on hand for Sam’s summer with (from left to right) Victor Colicchio, Saverio Guerra, Al Palagonia, Ken Garito, Michael Rispoli and John Leguizamo.

The Dakota, West 72nd Street, 1967

Roman Polanski and Mia Farrow rehearse a scene for Rosemary’s baby.

Mott Street between Hester Street and Grand Street, 1971

Marlon Brando and John Cazale filming The Godfather.

Milan Condominium, 55th Street East, 2012

Kenneth Choi and Ethan Suplee hang Jon Spinogatti from a building for the wolf of Wall Street.

the port of New York, 1967

Barbra Streisand during the filming of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” in Funny girl.

246 East 127th Street, East Harlem, 1968

Jon Voight and Sylvia Miles on the set of Midnight Cowboy.

Times Square, 1970

A stuntman thrown from an office window while filming Tree.

Washington Square Park, 1994

On the set of the skate scene in Larry Clark’s Children.

127th and 3rd Avenue East, 2001

Director Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson and Gwyneth Paltrow set up a car scene in The Royal Tenenbaums.

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