Iconic New York Sitcoms: An Interactive Map
New York is a city that embodies our hopes, dreams, aspirations, fears, and fantasies. It’s beautiful and romantic, real and exciting. It’s also, apparently, hilarious. At least, that’s what some of the best sitcoms would have you believe.
So many of the best-loved sitcoms have been set in New York over the decades. People travel to New York City from all over the world to see the most recognized filming locations in real life. Now you can visit all of the most iconic locations from the top five New York City sitcoms: Friends, Seinfeld, How I Met Your Mother, Sex and the City, and 30 Rock.
Use our interactive map to follow your favorite sitcom characters around New York City, from their too big to be real apartments to the places they worked to that one coffee shop, bar, and restaurant that seemed to always have room. Visit iconic New York City attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, through the eyes of your favorite prime-time characters. Stop in to see what working at Rockefeller Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and even Bloomingdales was like. Act like a local at their top hang out spots, such as MacLaren’s Pub and the New York Public Library. And, of course, strike a pose in front of the Friends apartment building and the inspirational fountain.
To use the interactive map, click on a TV show in the key to view locations featured in the sitcom, or click on a location on the map to see which sitcoms it's featured in. Click on the image below to create your own DIY walking tour of New York, and have fun exploring the city! If you’re lucky, you may even spot one of the actors along the way.