Although the HBO series “Sex and the City” has been off the air now for 14 years, the show still has plenty of fans. If you’re one of them and are visiting NYC, you’ll likely want to visit some or all of these 10 famous and noteworthy “Sex and the City” locations.
Carrie Bradshaw’s Apartment in ‘Sex and the City’
• 66 Perry Street
Carrie’s apartment in the show was located on the Upper East Side at 245 East 73rd Street (the address doesn’t really exist), but exteriors showing the stoop where Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte congregated were actually filmed at 66 Perry Street in the West Village. Don’t linger too long when you visit, however — locals were unhappy with the tours that went through their neighborhood and now a chain keeps people from sitting on the steps themselves (it’s a private residence).
• 75 9th Avenue
If you watched the first “Sex and the City” movie, you’ll recognize this glamorous Asian restaurant as the location of Carrie and Mr. Big’s wedding rehearsal dinner. Miranda, of course, came close to ruining everything here with her famous outburst.
Louis K. Meisel Gallery
• 141 Prince Street
Charlotte had a job that many fans envied — as an art dealer at this SoHo gallery. Meisel has been showcasing the work of photorealists, sculptors and photographers for 50 years now. Visitors are welcome to view current exhibitions.
• 401 Bleecker Street
Although you’ll find other Magnolia Bakery locations scattered throughout the city, the Bleecker Street shop is the original one, and also where Carrie admitted to Miranda that she had a crush on Aidan. While there, treat yourself to the cupcake of the day!
• 2245 Broadway
Anyone visiting New York City should visit Zabar’s for its overwhelming abundance of city-specific delicacies anyway, but SATC fans can also pay homage to Charlotte with a trip to this gourmet market. After Charlotte converted to Judaism, she shopped here to put together their first Shabbat dinner together.
New York Public Library
• 476 Fifth Avenue
Make like a local and eat your lunch on the steps of this famous library, situated between the twin lions of Patience and Fortitude. While you do, know that Miranda did the exact same thing and, after eavesdropping on the two women sitting next to her, interrupts them to state one of “Sex and the City’s” most famous lines: “He’s just not that in to you.”
• 256 West 52nd Street
Fans of Mikhail Baryshnikov were undoubtedly thrilled when he briefly made an appearance on “Sex and the City” as Carrie’s boyfriend, Aleksandr Petrovsky. They had their first date at Russian Samovar, which Baryshnikov co-owns in real life.
• 31 West 54th Street
Although we heard more about the shoes than saw her visit the store, a trip to Manolo Blahnik is the ultimate homage to Carrie and her favorite shoe. If you can afford them, think about creating a registry there, like Carrie did.
Columbus Circle Fountain
• 59th Street and 8th Avenue
Columbus Circle is located at the southwest corner of Central Park. This traffic roundabout features a statue of Columbus in the middle, with fountains surrounding it. It is here that Carrie finally ends things with Aidan after two seasons of on-again, off-again dating.
The Loeb Boathouse
• East 72nd Street and Park Drive North
Continue into Central Park to get to the Loeb Boathouse, a beautiful location in its own right, but also the site of the “Sex and the City” season three finale. Carrie agrees to meet Mr. Big for lunch, but promises Miranda that she won’t kiss him. When he tries to kiss her, she ducks, and they both end up in the lake.