Marvel has found a “secret location” in the heart of New York. We have seen this in Rami’s version of Spiderman and it has also been used in Netflix’s Daredevil and later The Defenders. The Rooftop garden at the Rockefeller Center is a popular location for meetings between villains like Gao and Kingpin…. but it can also be used for weddings…
The Netflix 13 part series of “Daredevil” starts in a park in New York. The location where Wesley, the right hand man of “Kingpin” persuades a cop to help them is Abe Lebewohl Park. In fact it is one of the smalest parks in NYC named after a refugee from Ukrania (who did a lot of good for the community).
In “Fantastic Beasts..” a bank plays a prominent part in the film. It is where two main charaters meet and a lot of havoc happens.
While in the story, the bank is located in New York, the film was recorded in Liverpool. A real Bank was used (known as “The Grasshopper”). At 4 Water street, Martin’s Bank provided the location for the shoot.
Somewhat further down the road, St. George’s Hall and the Cunnard building were also used for filming.
The much talked about remake of the 1984 blockbuster “Ghostbusters” is set in New York. Most of the movie however, was filmed in Boston, since the archetecture was very similar. New York Taxis and other props were moved to Boston as well as much digital effects to sell Boston for NY.
The place where the starting Ghostbusters conduct their research is “Higgins Institute of Science“.
Mel Gibsonss son is kidnapped from the science fair at Bethesda Terrace in the movie “Ransom” (1996). Other New York locations that were used in this film include: Gibsons’s luxury pad, Fifth Ave. between 87th and 88th street, the chase takes the to 125th street throught the Holland Tunnel, the Vanderbilt Bank is a private house on 1261 Madison Ave. at 90th Street. The final gunfight is at Roberta 1252 Madison Ave.