Over its past four seasons, Broad City—the creation of comedians and real-life BFFs Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer—has explored the trials and tribulations of being young, broke, and kind of a goofball in New York City. The series, the fifth and final season of which premieres tonight on Comedy Central, is a funny, and sometimes poignant, look at friendship when you’re still in the process of figuring out who you actually are as a person.
But just as important to the show as Abbi and Ilana’s bestie dynamic is New York as a setting; so much of the comedy is derived from NYC-specific experiences (see: the eternal struggle of finding a table in crowded parks, or the horror that is the New York City apartment hunt), and the production team makes the most of the city in setting up these scenes. While there are plenty of recognizable locations (Central Park, Union Square), others—like remote North Brother Island—feel like a special call-out that only New Yorkers will get.
With that in mind, we’ve mapped out some of the best locations used in the series—as always, there be spoilers ahead.Read More