In April, I went to New York with my cousin for some sight-seeing and being the geek that I am, no trip to NYC would be complete without completing a pilgrimage to all the main locations from the greatest movie of all time!
First thing’s first… The New York Public library! Gorgeous building with the amazing Bryant park behind it. I didn’t see the librarian ghost though. Bah.
Columbia University. Don’t know what Venkman meant, it was not dump-like at all.
The firefighters at Ladder 8 were so friendly and awesome too. Later we actually saw them in action roaring down 6th avenue. We cheered them on!
This is where Peter meets Dana later on in the movie to discuss her case. Yes, I did the twirl but I’m not sharing that video with you!
The church Mr Stay Puft steps on! Right next to 55 Central Park West, otherwise known as Dana Barrett’s apartment building. Not quite as opulent as the movie, the top section with the ornate Ivor Shandor stuff was done in matte paintings in the movie.
Lastly, probably NOT the horse Louis Tully propositions in the movie, but close enough and the right location.
The guys over at Bleedingcool.com did a very similar tour recently, but I wanted to share my own nerd pilgrimage with you as I’ve been planning this since 1984!
Remember kids, if someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!