Saturday, April 04, 2015

Mapping the Films of New York

In the three years from 2011 to the end of 2013 there were 17,241 film scenes shot on New York's city streets. There were so many that it is probably harder to find a Manhattan street that didn't feature in one movie or another than one that did.

This Filmed in NYC Leaflet map allows you to explore which films were shot on which New York streets. You can click on the colored streets on the map to discover which films were shot on the selected street. Alternatively you can select a film from the map sidebar to discover which city streets were involved in the shooting of the film.

New York's city streets are colored on the map by the number of films that were shot there. You can therefore also use the map to discover which New York city areas are the most popular with film directors. Times Square and the Financial District both jump out on the map as being popular locations when shooting movies.

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