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Reel Life: Movie & TV Tour

From The Godfather, Big and Ghost to Will & Grace, Sex & The City and Law & Order, the neighborhoods known as Nolita, Little Italy and SoHo have provided the backdrop for countless movies and televisions shows spanning several generations.

You'll discover the inspiration behind some of the great filming locations in the area while learning about the fascinating history of the entertainment industry which was incubated right here on the Lower East Side! Wear your most comfortable walking shoes for this journey through "Reel" Life!


Discussed on tour:

-Immigrant Theatre (Italian & Yiddish)
-Vaudeville
-The roots of Hollywood in NYC
-America's earliest movie stars
-The story behind film locations


Movie & TV show locations visited:

-Big
-Desperately Seeking Susan
-Donnie Brasco
-The French Connection
-Ghost
-The Godfather
-Hitch
-Hugo
-Law & Order
-Mean Streets
-The Naked City
-9 1/2 Weeks
-The Pope of Greenwich Village
-Serpico
-Sex & The City
-The Sopranos
-When Harry Met Sally
-Will & Grace
...AND MANY MORE

Your Guide:

andrea coyleAndrea Coyle, Director of Outreach and Membership for Lower East Side History Project, is a native New Yorker, a licensed NYC tour guide, a member of The Guides Association of NYC, and a graphic artist. She is a community activist and is passionate about preserving the fabric of NYC neighborhoods. Andrea was an early education preschool teacher, and she also volunteers for Big Apple Greeter. In addition, she was recently on the annual awards committee for The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and is currently working with groups such as the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, and Save Coney Island.




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Every Saturday at 12:00pm

NOTE: LAST TOUR OF SEASON IS 10/27

Reservations: Required
RSVP: 347-465-7767 | contact form
Fee: $20 General Admission
Location: Outside New Museum, 235 Bowery
Directions: F train to 2nd Ave
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