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New York Television Locations

by John Wroblewski

Jun 4, 2018

On a recent trip to New York, we had a little unexpected downtime. With the help of FreeToursByFoot.com, we took a mini-tour of a few famous locations from television shows near our ultimate destination.

Our first stop was The Plaza Hotel (768 5th Ave., at 59th Street and across from Central Park). On Seinfeld, a prospective employer gave Elaine a room, but she let Jerry’s parents, Uncle Leo and Nana have it. They proceeded to trash the room while racking up a huge room service bill.

Our next stop was Pendant Publishing (600 Madison Ave., at 57th Street), one of Elaine’s employers. Pendant was a fictitious company, but the building does house other businesses.

The last stop on our Seinfeld tour was Barney’s New York (660 Madison Ave., at East 61st Street). Elaine had an issue with the “skinny mirrors” in the store.

We strayed from our Seinfeld theme but stayed with television sitcoms for our final stop. Oscar Madison and Felix Unger resided in the apartment building at 1049 Park Ave. on The Odd Couple. The entrance was featured in the iconic opening sequence of the show.

I really enjoyed our impromptu TV location tour. I don’t know why I have never done this in my hometown of Chicago, but it is now on my list for this summer.

— John Wroblewski, online writer

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