Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)

The 2004 Michel Gondry film “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” shot around many parts of New York, from New York City to Mauntauk, at the far end of Long Island, with some additional filming in New Jersey. The beach house Joel and Clementine, played by Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, break into can be found in Wainscott in Long Island. The home is part of the Georgica Association, a private enclave of upscale houses. There is limited street parking nearby, but it requires permit ID. As for the beach itself, the house is perched on a small stretch that is privately owned by the Georgica Association beginning at Beach Lane. If you stop by outside of peak times and keep your visit brief, in our experiences, the neighborhood residents were accommodating, but your experience could differ from ours.

LOCATION: 40 Association Rd, Wainscott, NY 11975 (GPS coordinates: 40°55’45.4″N, 72°14’00.2″W)

The house has also appeared in the film “The Nanny Diaries” as well as the music video for “Seasons Change” by Expose.

Later in the film, the house is seen collapsing as a visual representation of Joel’s memory being erased. This was of course a visual effect.

Clementine’s house was formerly located in Booklyn (59 Orient Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211), but has since been demolished.

Joel’s apartment can be found in Yonkers. He is seen walking along the sidewalk as Stan and Patrick, played by Mark Ruffalo and Elijah Wood, drive past.

LOCATION: 123 Valentine Ln, Yonkers, NY 10705

Joel is seen turning into his apartment driveway here.

As Stan and Patrick perform the memory wipe, we see into Joel’s memories of an argument he had with Clementie as she approaches this corner.

LOCATION: Saratoga Ave / Caryl Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705

Joel walks after Clementine past the Saratoga Market, but every time he reaches the end of the building, it looks the same as where he began, with Clementine now walking the opposite direction.

LOCATION: 208 Saratoga Ave, Yonkers, NY 10705

Here is the other side of the building.

Here is a panoramic view of the full building where Joel walks back and forth, always ending up where he began, with the store signage going blank as his memories continue to be erased.

Midway through his memories of Clementine being erased, Joel decides he no longer wants to proceed and begins trying to hide her in unrelated memories from his life, in the hopes that he can prevent losing her altogether. They are seen running through New York City’s famed Grand Central Terminal, with people around them disappearing as Joel’s memories are zapped. The two run down these stairs. Grand Central Terminal has been seen in countless films, such as “Midnight Run,” “North By Northwest,” “Carlito’s Way,” “Seconds,” “The Fisher King,” “The Avengers,” “The Ice Storm,” “Unfaithful,” “Hackers,” “The French Connection,” “Armageddon,” “Revolutionary Road” and many more.

LOCATION: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Joel’s childhood home could be found in Bayonne, New Jersey (105 E 23rd St, Bayonne, NJ 07002), but it has since been demolished.

Related articles: Kidding

Do The Right Thing (1989)

Spike Lee’s seminal 1989 film “Do the Right Thing” was shot on a single block of Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 1988. You can walk Stuyvesant Ave today, between Lexington Ave and Quincy St and see all of the locations within minutes. Mister Señor Love Daddy, played by Samuel L. Jackson, works as a DJ for We Love Radio at this building, which has since been remodeled a bit.

LOCATION: 174 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

The Yes Jesus Baptist Church, while not immediately obvious, was filmed at this building. A facade was built around the first level to make it appear as a church. The upper levels, however, still match up to what was seen in the film.

LOCATION: 184 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Sal’s Pizzeria, the central location of the film, was a set built on an empty piece of land. The set was removed after filming and is currently a parking lot. It stood at the corner of Lexington Ave and Stuyvesant Ave.

LOCATION: Lexington Ave / Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Here’s a couple more views of where the Pizzeria set stood.

This mural was seen in the film on the opposite side of Lexington Ave, in the background of many shots of Sal’s. A newer building now obscures the view, but the mural was repainted on the wall next to the parking lot where the set stood.

Directly across the street from Sal’s on Stuyvesant Ave is where the Korean fruit and vegetable store stood. Like Sal’s, this too was a set, which was taken down after filming and is currently a strip of empty land.

This mural paying tribute to the film is painted on the wall where the fruit and vegetable stand stood.

Here is the home where Mookie, played by Spike Lee, lived. It has since been updated a bit.

LOCATION: 173 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Here is the location where Radio Raheem, played by Bill Nunn, gives his famous love and hate speech. He is standing in front of Mookie’s home, located on the opposite side of the block from Sal’s, next to Quincy St.

Here is another view of where Radio Raheem gave his speech.

LOCATION: Stuyvesant Ave / Quincy St, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Here is the home where Mother Sister, played by Ruby Dee, lived. Mother Sister sat in the window next to the door on the right, although this home has likewise been updated a bit since filming.

LOCATION: 167 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Cee, played by Martin Lawrence, hangs out with his friends on the front steps of this home.

LOCATION: 165 Stuyvesant Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Directly in front of the same location, this fire hydrant was also used in the film, when they spray the man driving through the street.

The three older corner men sit in front of this building throughout the film, which was painted red specifically for the film.

LOCATION: 691 Lexington Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Here’s a closer look at where the men sat. Some of the windows were also covered for the film.

The block has been named “Do the Right Thing Way” in honor of the film. This sign can be found at Lexington Ave and Stuyvesant Ave, in front of where the the Korean fruit and vegetable store stood.

Although some of the buildings have been updated and some of the sets are gone, you undoubtedly feel like you’ve walked into the same world the characters lived when standing on Do The Right Thing Way in Brooklyn. It is an important place not only in cinema, but in culture and we highly recommend a visit.

Jumpin’ Jack Flash (1986)

The 1986 Penny Marshall film “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” starring Whoopi Goldberg, was filmed in New York City and Los Angeles. In the film, Terry Doolittle, played by Goldberg, lives in this apartment, located in New York. Only the exteriors were filmed at this location.

LOCATION: 65 W 73rd St, New York, NY 10023

The house of Liz Carlson, played by Annie Potts, can be found in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles.

LOCATION: 515 N Bundy Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049

The exterior of the British Consulate was filmed in New York (2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128), while the interiors were shot at the oft-filmed Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. While the outside of the Greystone grounds is open daily and free to the public, opportunities to tour inside are somewhat rare. The property is owned by the City of Beverly Hills and regularly accommodates productions and private events. Therefore, only a few times a year is access to the inside of the estate possible. Planning ahead is required if you’d like to see inside. The mansion has been featured in countless films, such as “The Big Lebowski,” “There Will Be Blood,” “The Social Network” and dozens more.

LOCATION: 905 Loma Vista Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Who’s The Boss

The TV series “Who’s the Boss?,” which ran from 1984 to 1992, is set in the town of Fairfield, Connecticut. However, the house where Tony Micelli, played by Tony Danza, works as a live-in housekeeper for Angela Bower, played by Judith Light, can actually be found in Rye, New York.

LOCATION: 13 Onondaga St, Rye, NY 10580

Raging Bull (1980)

The 1980 Martin Scorsese film “Raging Bull,” about boxer Jake LaMotta, was filmed around New York City, NY and Los Angeles, California. Jake LaMotta, played by Robert De Niro, lives in this apartment, located in New York.

LOCATION: 447 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

The swimming pool where Jake meets Vicki, played by Cathy Moriarty, was filmed at the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in New York City (1 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014). The same pool appeared in the Larry Clark film “Kids.”

An older Jake LaMotta lives in this home, supposedly located in Florida. The house can actually be found in Los Angeles.

LOCATION: 3460 Cabrillo Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Jake’s nightclub is located in San Pedro, south of Los Angeles.

LOCATION: 1331 S Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA 90731

Related articles: Goodfellas (1990), Casino (1995), The Departed (2006), The Irishman (2019)

Rabbit Hole (2010)

The 2010 John Cameron Mitchell film “Rabbit Hole” stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart as a grieving couple coping with the death of their child. Becca and Howie Corbett, played by Kidman and Eckhart respectively, live in this home, located in Queens, New York.

LOCATION: 28 Shore Rd, Queens, NY 11363

The Godfather (1972)

One of the most famous filming locations in the world is the Corleone house from the 1972 classic “The Godfather,” located in Staten Island, New York. The property itself appears much larger on film than it is in person. The stone wall that lines the perimeter was built higher for the film, to give it more of an appearance of a compound. A large entrance gate was also built on the street by the filmmakers and subsequently removed after filming. The large yard where the wedding was hosted was actually shot on the yards of several homes on the same street. The interiors of the home were built on a set.

LOCATION: 110 Longfellow Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

The stone wall and shrubs partially obscure the home in person, but it is still very identifiable and mostly visible.

Here is an aerial view of the property.

Jack Woltz, played by John Marley, lives at this home, located in Beverly Hills. The famous scene where he awakens to discover a horse’s severed head in his bed was a composite of two locations. The exterior establishing shots were filmed at this home, while the interior scenes were filmed at Falaise, which is part of the Sands Point Preserve and open to the public (127 Middle Neck Rd, Sands Point, NY 11050). The famous bedroom scene was actually filmed in the dining room.

LOCATION: 1011 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Beverly Hills home is known as the Hearst Estate, for once having belonged to William Randolph Hearst. While not quite as famous as his San Simeon estate, Hearst moved to this home in 1947, where he remained until his death. The home today is a private estate not visible from the road. The estate also appears in the films “The Bodyguard,” “Fletch,” “The Jerk,” “Into the Night” and “Harper.” Many TV shows have also shot here, including “Charlie’s Angels,” “Columbo,” “Mod Squad” and “The Colbys,” as well as Beyoncé’s video “Black Is King.”

Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino, is exiting the Radio City Music Hall with Kay, played by Diane Keaton, when he learns his father has been shot. The landmark concert hall has appeared in countless productions, such as “Home Alone 2: Lost In New York,” “Rosemary’s Baby,” “Annie,” “Rocky III,” “Radio Days” and many more.

homealone2-1

LOCATION: 1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020

Hustlers (2019)

The 2019 film “Hustlers,” starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, was filmed in New York. The house of Destiny, played by Wu, can be found in New Rochelle.

LOCATION: 72 Elk Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804

In one scene, Destiny is late returning home and finds the babysitter had to leave her daughter with a neighbor. Destiny is seen running across her front yard and through the street to pick up her daughter.

The neighbor’s house is across the street, as seen in the film. Mostly just the side of the house and front porch are seen in the film.

LOCATION: 77 Elk Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10804

The home of Destiny’s grandmother can be found in The Bronx.

LOCATION: 219 E 236th St, The Bronx, NY 10470

The film also shot in Long Island City, with the Moves strip club located at 42-50 21st St, Long Island City, NY 11101, as well as in White Plains, with Destiny’s daughter’s school located at 52 N Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603, USA (GPS coordinates: 41.039259, -73.763277). Several scenes shot throughout New York City as well.