See the New York City Sets of Hollywood Studios Through Google Maps

Posted On Tue, August 18, 2015 By

Posted On Tue, August 18, 2015 By In maps

The NYC set at Paramount, via Google Maps

Not all NYC-based television shows make the city streets their personal set a la “Law & Order” and “Girls.” Perhaps the most notable example is “Friends,” where, although some exterior building shots and panoramic views are of New York, the scenes involving the actual actors are often less than realistic (don’t even get us started on their apartments). Other shows that took place in the city but filmed on a sound stage in LA include “Will & Grace,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Mad Men,” among many other shows and movies.

A couple of Redditors recently posted links to aerial Google Maps views of famous studios’ New York City sets, and it’s pretty interesting to compare the actual city to the Hollywood version.

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Paramount Studios-NYC-1
Via Google Maps

Of course, this is Hollywood, so no detail is overlooked. This Paramount set has everything from fake snow to yellow taxicabs.

Universal Studios-NYC-1

Universal Studios-NYC-2
Via Google Maps

In this map of Universal Studios, where England and New York sets are mixed together, the streets have names like Modern New York Street, West Village Street, and Brownstone Street. There’s also some actual names like Wall Street and Park Avenue. In the second view, you can see that the street names actually correspond to the types of buildings on the set.

Warner Brothers Studios-Friends Fountain
Via Google Maps

And speaking of “Friends,” here’s a view of Warner Brothers Studios with that famous fountain from the show’s opening credits.

[Via Reddit]


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