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The Ultimate Ghostbusters Map Guide to New York City

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Ghostbusters turned 30 years old this June, which doesn't really have anything to do with why we decided to make a map of all the locations from the film. But it is kind of mind-boggling, especially considering how little most of those locations have changed in three decades. That's mostly because Ray, Egon, Venkman, and Winston managed to limit their adventures to iconic (and protected) New York City landmarks — the main branch of the New York Public Library, Columbia University, Rockefeller Center, and more. But enough talking, let's get to the map.


· The Film Locations of Ghostbusters (Part 1) (NY, You've Changed) [Scouting NY]
· Ghostbusters (1984) Filming Locations [The Movie District]

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1. New York Public Library

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476 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Ray: "At one p.m. at the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, ten people witnessed a free-floating, full-torso vaporous apparition."

2. Columbia University

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535 West 116th Street, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

Before they are unceremoniously dismissed, Egon, Ray, and Venkman work out of the "Department of Psychology" in Columbia's "Weaver Hall," which, in real life, is called Havemeyer Hall and is mainly used for science and math.

3. Manhattan City Bank

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489 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10017

The newly minted Ghostbusters make a quick stop at "Manhattan City Bank" (really the Irving Trust Bank), across the street from the library, to take out a third mortgage on Ray's childhood home. "The interest rate for the first five years comes to ninety-five thousand dollars," Egon helpfully points out.

4. The Firehouse

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14 North Moore Street
New York, NY 10013

“The neighborhood is like a demilitarized zone,” Egon says when the Ghostbusters first visit the firehouse (Hook & Ladder #8) that will become their headquarters in Tribeca. So, some things have changed.

5. Dana's Building

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55 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

Dana's (and Louis's) building, seen here across Sheep Meadow in Central Park, was designed by Ivo Shandor, a shady doctor, occult enthusiast, and all-around creepy guy. As Ray explains, "The whole building is a huge super-conductive antenna that was designed and built expressly for the purpose of pulling in and concentrating spiritual turbulence. Your girlfriend, Pete, lives in the corner penthouse of Spook Central."

In real life 55 Central Park West is shorter and less menacing than it appears in the movie, and is also surrounded by more buildings.

6. Umberto's

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Mulberry Street & Hester Street
New York, NY 10013

After their battle with Slimer in the Sedgewick Hotel (the location for which was in Los Angeles), business picks up and the Ghostbusters are launched into a montage that takes them (among other un-mappable places) past Umberto's in Little Italy...

7. Rockefeller Center

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45 Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10011

...and up to Rockefeller Center. The story goes that they did not get permission to shoot there and you can actually see a security guy running after them in the shot, but we couldn't find him.

8. Lincoln Center

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Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

Here, Venkman chats up Dana after she gets out of her rehearsal with a "major symphony orchestra." Her musician friend looks on jealously while leaning against the since-replaced fountain.

9. Tavern on the Green

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Central Park West & West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Louis's attempts to evade Gozer's demon dog take him to Tavern on the Green, where he bangs on the glass and is ignored by the patrons. (Perhaps they were preoccupied with their "prison slop" mac 'n' cheese.) Tavern on the Green closed in 2009 and reopened this year.

10. Manhattan Bridge

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Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan Bridge
New York, NY 11201

As the ectoplasm really starts to hit the fan, Ray and Winston drive across the Manhattan Bridge and discuss the possibility of the End of Days. It seems likely. (What were they doing in Brooklyn, though? Guess we'll never know.)

11. City Hall

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250 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

The Ghostbusters are summoned to City Hall where they defeat their nemesis, the EPA's Walter Peck, and win the trust of the mayor. It includes one of the great exchanges in movie history:

RAY: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
WALTER PECK: They caused an explosion!
MAYOR: Is this true?
VENKMAN: Yes, it's true. This man has no dick.

12. Columbus Circle

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Columbus Circle, 1849 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man rampages through Columbus Circle, which is actually making its second appearance in the movie. Earlier, Louis stumbled through while looking for the gatekeeper and got some weird looks from a group of Caribbean musicians, who were playing outdoors at night for some reason. Anyway, the Upper West Side really takes the brunt of the damage in this movie.

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1. New York Public Library

476 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Ray: "At one p.m. at the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, ten people witnessed a free-floating, full-torso vaporous apparition."

476 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

2. Columbia University

535 West 116th Street, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027

Before they are unceremoniously dismissed, Egon, Ray, and Venkman work out of the "Department of Psychology" in Columbia's "Weaver Hall," which, in real life, is called Havemeyer Hall and is mainly used for science and math.

535 West 116th Street, Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

3. Manhattan City Bank

489 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10017

The newly minted Ghostbusters make a quick stop at "Manhattan City Bank" (really the Irving Trust Bank), across the street from the library, to take out a third mortgage on Ray's childhood home. "The interest rate for the first five years comes to ninety-five thousand dollars," Egon helpfully points out.

489 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10017

4. The Firehouse

14 North Moore Street, New York, NY 10013

“The neighborhood is like a demilitarized zone,” Egon says when the Ghostbusters first visit the firehouse (Hook & Ladder #8) that will become their headquarters in Tribeca. So, some things have changed.

14 North Moore Street
New York, NY 10013

5. Dana's Building

55 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

Dana's (and Louis's) building, seen here across Sheep Meadow in Central Park, was designed by Ivo Shandor, a shady doctor, occult enthusiast, and all-around creepy guy. As Ray explains, "The whole building is a huge super-conductive antenna that was designed and built expressly for the purpose of pulling in and concentrating spiritual turbulence. Your girlfriend, Pete, lives in the corner penthouse of Spook Central."

In real life 55 Central Park West is shorter and less menacing than it appears in the movie, and is also surrounded by more buildings.

55 Central Park West
New York, NY 10023

6. Umberto's

Mulberry Street & Hester Street, New York, NY 10013

After their battle with Slimer in the Sedgewick Hotel (the location for which was in Los Angeles), business picks up and the Ghostbusters are launched into a montage that takes them (among other un-mappable places) past Umberto's in Little Italy...

Mulberry Street & Hester Street
New York, NY 10013

7. Rockefeller Center

45 Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Center, New York, NY 10011

...and up to Rockefeller Center. The story goes that they did not get permission to shoot there and you can actually see a security guy running after them in the shot, but we couldn't find him.

45 Rockefeller Plaza, Rockefeller Center
New York, NY 10011

8. Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

Here, Venkman chats up Dana after she gets out of her rehearsal with a "major symphony orchestra." Her musician friend looks on jealously while leaning against the since-replaced fountain.

Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023

9. Tavern on the Green

Central Park West & West 67th Street, New York, NY 10023

Louis's attempts to evade Gozer's demon dog take him to Tavern on the Green, where he bangs on the glass and is ignored by the patrons. (Perhaps they were preoccupied with their "prison slop" mac 'n' cheese.) Tavern on the Green closed in 2009 and reopened this year.

Central Park West & West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

10. Manhattan Bridge

Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, New York, NY 11201

As the ectoplasm really starts to hit the fan, Ray and Winston drive across the Manhattan Bridge and discuss the possibility of the End of Days. It seems likely. (What were they doing in Brooklyn, though? Guess we'll never know.)

Manhattan Bridge, Manhattan Bridge
New York, NY 11201

11. City Hall

250 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

The Ghostbusters are summoned to City Hall where they defeat their nemesis, the EPA's Walter Peck, and win the trust of the mayor. It includes one of the great exchanges in movie history:

RAY: Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
WALTER PECK: They caused an explosion!
MAYOR: Is this true?
VENKMAN: Yes, it's true. This man has no dick.

250 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

12. Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle, 1849 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man rampages through Columbus Circle, which is actually making its second appearance in the movie. Earlier, Louis stumbled through while looking for the gatekeeper and got some weird looks from a group of Caribbean musicians, who were playing outdoors at night for some reason. Anyway, the Upper West Side really takes the brunt of the damage in this movie.

Columbus Circle, 1849 Broadway
New York, NY 10023