By: Anne M. Raso
On Location Tours gives the most fun TV and movie tours in the New York City area and we have recently reported about their Sex & The City Hotspots Tour (where we got to hang with star Willie Garson at a SATC 2 private premiere) as well the Classic New York TV & Movie Sites Tour (where Joyce Randolph of Honeymooners fame accompanied us for a special Valentine’s Day edition).
Now, On Location Tours has gone into “bridge and tunnel” territory with its Brooklyn TV & Movie Sites Tour. The 3.5-hour tour starts out in front of Capitale restaurant/nightspot (former site of the Bowery Savings Bank) and showcases over 40 of the one-of-a-kind bridges, bistros and brownstones that have been used both under their real names and as fictitious locations on the big and small screens.
Junior’s Cheesecake, where our tour guide, handsome actor and stunt performer Amadeo Fusca, picked up individually-sized portions of the world-famous creamy confection for all tour members.
The River Café just underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, which was used for a Sopranos episode and offers breathtaking views of the bridge from nearby Ferry Park (used for Analyze That, The Forgotten, 13 Going On 30 and The Adjustment Bureau). The bus stops at Brooklyn Borough Hall as well, used by the TV show White Collar and the films Catch Me If You Can and Mickey Blue Eyes (the interior was used for the auction house where the lead character, played by Hugh Grant, worked at as an auctioneer).
The Brooklyn TV & Movie Sites Tour is well worth the $42 for adults and $24 for kids. For more info, go to screentours.com—also be sure to “like” On Location Tours on Facebook!
Photos: Anne M. Raso and On Location Tours