Filming Locations – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

1. Exterior – New York City establishing shot #1

LOCATION: 9th Ave / W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, USA

2. Exterior – New York City establishing shot #2

LOCATION: 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036, USA

Note: This location has since been demolished.

3. Interior – Sewers

LOCATION: EUE / Screen Gems Studios, 1223 N 23rd St, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA

Note: This was a set on a studio backlot.

Studio location also appears in the films: Firestarter (1984), Silver Bullet (1985), Little Monsters (1989), The Exorcist III (1990), Super Mario Bros. (1993), Household Saints (1993), The Crow (1994), The Jackal (1997), Black Dog (1998), The Cutoff (1998), Muppets From Space (1999), The Adventures Of Elmo In Grouchland (1999), 28 Days (2000), Domestic Disturbance (2001), Idlewild (2006), The 27 Club (2008), Arthur Newman (2012), Iron Man 3 (2013), Dagko Na Tawo (2018), Halloween Kills (2021)

Studio location also appears in the TV series: Matlock (1986 – 1995), Dawson’s Creek (1998 – 2003), One Tree Hill (2003 – 2012), Eastbound & Down (2009 – 2013)

4. Exterior – Pizza delivery to the sewers

LOCATION: EUE / Screen Gems Studios, 1223 N 23rd St, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA

Note: This was a set on a studio backlot.

5. Exterior – Raphael exits theater

LOCATION: Central Park West / W 61st St New York, NY 10023, USA

Location also appears in the film: Ghostbusters (1984)

6. Exterior – Raphael stops purse snatchers

LOCATION: Central Park West / W 62nd St, New York, NY 10023, USA

Note: This is on the sidewalk, next to Central Park.

7. Exterior – Raphael chases Casey Jones

LOCATION: Central Park West / W 61st St. New York, NY 10023, USA

Note: This is the same intersection as when Raphael exists the theater, facing W 61st St.

8. Exterior – Raphael follows April O’Neil

LOCATION: New York County Courthouse, 60 Centre St, New York, NY 10007, USA

Location also appears in the films: A Blueprint For Murder (1953), 12 Angry Men (1957), The Godfather (1972), Prince Of The City (1981), Goodfellas (1990), Aftershock: Earthquake In New York (1999), Shaft (2000), Bridge Of Spies (2015)

Location also appears in the TV series: Naked City (1958 – 1963), The Defenders (1961 – 1965), Law And Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 – Present), Homeland (2011 – 2020), Bull (2016 – Present), Instinct (2018 – 2019), FBI (2018 – Present)

9. Exterior – Raphael rescues April from Foot Clan

LOCATION: Hoyt – Schermerhorn Sts, Hoyt St / Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Note: The platform side featured in the film is not open to pedestrian traffic, but is easily visible from the opposite platform, which is open to the public.

Location also appears in the films: The Warriors (1979), Crocodile Dundee (1986), Crocodile Dundee II (1988), Coming To America (1988), The Taking Of Pelham 123 (2009)

Location also appears in the TV series: Law & Order (1990 – 2010)

Location also appears in the music videos: Michael Jackson – Bad, “Weird Al” Yankovic – Fat

10. Exterior – April O’Neil’s apartment

LOCATION: EUE / Screen Gems Studios, 1223 N 23rd St, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA

Note: This was a set on a studio backlot.

11. Exterior – Danny runs from his father’s car

LOCATION: Bleecker St / Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, USA

12. Exterior – Foot Clan Headquarters

LOCATION: Southpoint Park, Roosevelt Island, New York, NY 10044, USA (between S Loop Rd and Rd 3, GPS coordinates: 40°45’10.9″N 73°57’31.4″W)

Note: This location has since been demolished.

13. Interior – Foot Clan Headquaters

LOCATION: 6411 Ideal Cement Rd, Castle Hayne, NC 28429, USA

Location also appears in the films: Cyborg (1989), Little Monsters (1989), Super Mario Bros. (1993), The Crow (1994), Muppets From Space (1999)

Location also appears in the TV series: Revolution (2012 – 2014)

14. Exterior – April O’Neil’s apartment rooftop #1 (Casey Jones spots Raphael)

LOCATION: 166 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012, USA

Note: Three separate locations were used for April O’Neil’s rooftop.

15. Exterior – Casey Jones watches Raphael

LOCATION: 110 Crosby St, New York, NY 10012, USA

16. Exterior – April O’Neil’s apartment rooftop #2 (Raphael looking down at the street)

LOCATION: 270 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012, USA

Note: Three separate locations were used for April O’Neil’s rooftop. The other location Raphael is on can be seen in this shot, just over his head to the left.

17. Exterior – April O’Neil’s apartment rooftop #3 (Raphael attacked by Foot Clan)

LOCATION: EUE / Screen Gems Studios, 1223 N 23rd St, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA

Note: Three separate locations were used for April O’Neil’s rooftop. This was a set on a studio backlot.

18. Exterior – Farmhouse

LOCATION: 27770 Borough Rd, Currie, NC 28435, USA

Note: The house sits back from the road behind a fence on private property, but is visible.

19. Exterior – Ninja Turtles training

LOCATION: 27770 Borough Rd, Currie, NC 28435, USA

Note: This is on the same property as the farmhouse.

20. Exterior – Ninja Turtles fight Shredder

LOCATION: EUE / Screen Gems Studios, 1223 N 23rd St, Wilmington, NC 28405, USA

Note: This was a set on a studio backlot.